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A question about a recipe: Chocolate-Orange Madeleine Cookies


I have a question about the recipe "Chocolate-Orange Madeleine Cookies" from Cordelia. If I don't have Grand Marnier and don't want to buy a whole bottle for just 2 teaspoons, is there something I can use as a substitute? Can I simply leave it out altogether or will that really affect the flavor?

asked by hilaryf over 3 years ago
3 answers 2078 views

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

I'd think the orange flavor would be pretty diminished if you left it out.

Do you have any other orange flavored liqueur around - e.g., Triple Sec or Cointreau? If not, a small bottle of Triple Sec only costs a few bucks - and you can use the rest in cocktails, like Margaritas. Grand Marnier is great to have around for desserts, etc. but is far more expensive.


hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

Get a mini bottle or sub orange blossom water.


Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

added over 3 years ago

Yup, i'd go for a mini bottle, available at most liquor stores. Or if you really don't feel like schlepping out, I'd up the orange zest to a full orange.