Eau-De -Vie ???

Baking By erilay Updated 28 Nov 2009 , 9:26pm by erilay

erilay Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 3:48am
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Is this just another word for flavoring like an extract? The recipe says 1/4 cup liquor or eau-de-vie if I am spelling that correct. Does anyone know what this is? Also to flavor a buttercream possible a Neoclassic what liquor would be good? A few examples or suggestions would be great. I thought about Grand Monier but it is the priciest choice there. Thanks.

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ladyellam Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 8:45am
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Eau de Vie is a fruit brandy. If you have ever seen Calvados(made from Apples), it is an Eau de Vie.

Eaux de Vie flavours also include: framboise (raspberry), pear, yellow plum and such. They aren't aged in barrels so they are colourless. Sorry if I'm rambling.

I think Grand Marnier is a good choice.

HTH

erilay Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 9:26pm
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Thanks so much. I was way off. Thanks for your help.

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