🔔
Loading…
🔎

My Basket ()

All questions

What is the closest substitute to eau-de-vie or pear brandy?

asked by @browneyes_24b almost 5 years ago
2 answers 5263 views
397bc6d3-46e8-4d02-8a39-ce4a087eb481.2015-0609_amanda-portrait-135
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Kirsch, grappa, or just regular brandy is usually a fine substitute if the recipe calls for a small quantity.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04.avatar
added almost 5 years ago

if it's just a tablespoon or so, any strong booze with a complementary flavor would probably be ok. I used half elderflower liqueur and half vodka in a Patricia Wells pear cake recipe a while ago and it was wonderful.