I've been encountering many recipes (notably in sauces or desserts), where a small amount of alcohol is added for an extra kick, and depth of flavor. Putting aside whether it's illegal or not, *cough* do small amounts of alcohol like those called for in desserts have any bad health effects? (theres no way i'd possibly get addicted because the amount of alcohol my family drinks is near zero, they probably drink a quarter of a glass every week or two).
The fact that my gelato is frozen stiff because I wanted to add less sugar is another reason im considering a little alcohol :p, im trying to tweak the recipe to lower the sugar for my friends who have type two diabetes running in the family. (though none of them have it yet) Obviously I wouldn't give the gelato to them until they hit 21, or if their parents give me permission to though. Still have three years to go until I'm legal T_T
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)