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Does all the alcohol really burn off when you cook?

Posted in alcohol, cooking on January 21st, 2007 by stormy – Be the first to comment

Does all the alcohol really burn off when you cook?  Not as much as you probably thought …

Alcohol added to boiling liquid & removed from heat 85%
Alcohol flamed 75%
No heat, stored overnight 70%
Baked, 25 minutes, alcohol not stirred into mixture 45%
Baked/simmered, alcohol stirred into mixture:  
15 minutes 40%
30 minutes 35%
1 hour 25%
1.5 hours 20%
2 hours 10%
2.5 hours 5%

I found this answer in multiple blogs and it supposedly comes from the US Department of Agriculture but I couldn’t find the information on their website.