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syns in cooking with alcohol

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  1. cocktailprincess

    cocktailprincess Still rockin' it

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    This subject has come up a couple of times recently (does the syn value of alcohol reduce when cooking with it as the alcohol is burned off?) so I wrote to SW to get the answer from the horses mouth.

    They have just replied as follows:

    "Sadly cooking with alcohol does not change the nutritional breakdown of it in any way; therefore the Syns will remain the same after this process."


    Unlucky!
     
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    Lianna Silver Member

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    ive been told that cookin with booze it all evapourates!!
     
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    Thanks, good to have some clarification :)
     
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    Super, thank you. xx
     
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    I think the alcohol evaporates but the 'sugars' remain. Bugger!
     
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    That's what I had always hoped, but apparently it's still synnable!

    Damn:cry:
     
  8. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    I did a little research on this topic. The alcohol takes at least 3 hours to evaporate completely. However as less water is lost through slow cooking in a slow crock pot you will actually need less alcohol to add flavour x
     
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    Least we have a definitive answer now even if it's not what we wanted to hear!
     
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    I never even though about it I always syn it at full value, what is .5- 1 syn per meal for yummy gravy and pasta sauce? I use half a glass (sometimes less) and split the meal 4 ways.

    My fave meal is quorn sasuages cooked in red wine gravy, with tons of mushrooms, caramalized onions, veg and tons of creamy mash Max 1 syn with .5 HEA
     
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