I want to make a Banana Foster Bread that the recipe calls for Run or Cognac. I don't have any of them. Could I substitute with sherry?

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  • February 11, 2011
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Sadassa_Ulna
Sadassa_Ulna February 11, 2011

If it were me I would sub bourbon or blended scotch. Or maybe Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Or I would sub a teaspoon of vanilla or rum extract for every Tablespoon of the rum/sherry. Sherry seems too "dried-fruit-like" for bananas to me?

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drbabs
drbabs February 11, 2011

I wouldn't use sherry either. Rum is an integral flavoring in bananas foster--I think no alcohol at all would be preferable to sherry. I agree with sadassa_ulna about adding vanilla or rum extract if you have them.

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pierino
pierino February 11, 2011

Given that you need to set it on fire, sherry is not going to work. Brandy would be fine, even the cheap stuff like E&J.

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jwolfsthal
jwolfsthal February 11, 2011

you might be able to get by with a bourbon if you had too, but it needs to be a sweeter brown liquor. grand marnier might be good too?

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