I really want to startmoving onto baking from srcatch and I am going to try Warren Brown's Yellow Cake. But I really don't want to put brandy in the cake and its quite expensive in comparison to the rest of ingredients so I ws hoping if anyone had tried and tested his recipe amd substituted the brandy I was thinking maybe water because I don't think its there for tast but more liquid as not much is used?
Here's a link for the recipe:
Maybe sub water as you suggested for the required liquid and then if you want the brandy taste maybe start with an 1/8 t. of LoRann's Brandy flavoring oil and see what you think. You can add more if you want a stronger flavor.
I have Warren Brown's book. Unfortunately I don't have it at the office; it's at home. I am saying this because on top of every recipe on that book, there are instructions on what to substitute if you want the cake to have no alcohol at all.
Thanks for all your suggestions
Jojoscakes1000, I'm reading my book right now. It says:
Alcohol-free variation: Omit brandy and vanilla; increase the half-and-half by 1 tablespoon.
I guess you can keep the vanilla...lol
When I bought Warren's book long ago, I also went to the liquor store with a list and bought every liquor from the whole book in the smallest bottles I could find. It's really a great book. After a while, I started buying the big bottles of what I used in bigger quantities.
Oh thank you so much I have now bought the book online and expecting it very soon, can't wait
Brandy in a mini is as cheap as vanilla extract.