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Old 07-28-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what brandy is used for other than called for in recipe? Just found bottle and would like to use it up best way I can. Does this stuff get old? Look for expiration date and cannot locate it. Thanks for your time.

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Old 07-28-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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I've use brandy in many a sauce. Usually for steak and mushrooms.
I've also added a splash to French Onion Soup.
Brandy also is nice brushed on cake, in between the layers.

I've not heard of brandy going 'bad'.
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I agree with everything KitchenSally said and I also wanted to make this 3 for 3 with the word "kitchen" in a member name
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At Christmas when my dad was still with us, we always had his Tom and Jerry's and he used brandy instead of whisky.They were a delight. Now I use it in many things I cook, but when I have a cold or don't feel up to par, at night I make a hot toddy to sip before bed..Not a big one, meds you know, but just enough to help sooth and relax..Works wonders.
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Where's K-K-K-Katie? Let's have 5 K's in a row.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #6
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Where's K-K-K-Katie? Let's have 5 K's in a row.
- I could "mess" with you and change your name to *kamy* - that would stun you the next time you logged on! lolololol
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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Brandy only gets better with age, though it mellows better in the cask than in the bottle. It is great for cooking and, if it's a good one, even better for drinking. There is nothing that quite compares to a good Cognac or Armangnac (types of brandy) after a good meal. What does the label on your found bottle say?
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:54 PM   #8
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I also use brandy for cooking.
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- I could "mess" with you and change your name to *kamy* - that would stun you the next time you logged on! lolololol
You shouldn't make fun of people that st..st..stutter.

ITK, I might pour it over vanilla ice cream.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #10
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Brandy only gets better with age, though it mellows better in the cask than in the bottle. It is great for cooking and, if it's a good one, even better for drinking. There is nothing that quite compares to a good Cognac or Armangnac (types of brandy) after a good meal. What does the label on your found bottle say?
The brand name is E&J. Sure is strong. Opened it since I asked you all and seems like strong whiskey.

thanks for all the comments. Being able to cook with it sure will make use of it. Also reason to have drink when you aren't feeling good. What is Tom and Jerry? Is that a brand name too?

Knowing that the brandy won't get old is relief. Always worrying about expiration dates on things.

i sure do thank all of you for sharing your knowledge with me. Makes me feel like I know lot of intelligent people.
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