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Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

Posted by dedtired (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 11:24

Book Club is meeting at my house tomorrow evening. We read "Garlic and Sapphires" by Ruth Reichl, which was excellent and I recommend it. It is the story of her years as the restaurant critic at the NYT.

In the book she includes recipes, so I thought I would make a cake that is the final recipe in the book. It is her Last-Minute Chocolate Cake, which calls for 2T of Grand Marnier. I don't have any and don't want to buy it just for one cake. I do have Peach Schnapps. Could I use that instead or do you think it would be gross. Yes, I know it does not taste like oranges! Orange and chocolate are a pretty classic taste combination.

What do you think?

Here is a link that might be useful: Last-Minute Chocolate Cake


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

Can you mooch a bit from a neighbor? Or do you have any orange extract? Triple sec? If no to both I would just leave it out. Peach does not sound good to me.

Orange marmalade might work.


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

I think mooching is my only hope. I may just buy some fancy cookies from the bakery and forget this idea.


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

Call the state store and see if they have any in the single serve size bottles.


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

I say treat yourself to a small bottle - it will literally last forever and a tot, warmed in a snifter will warm you up like nothing else on a damp, rainy day, or a snowstorm, or a power outage...


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

No no no. No peach schnapps.
Get a tiny bottle of Grand Marnier tomorrow (the state store has them, only about 1/4 cup). If you can't find that, or any other miniature orange liqueur, just use plain brandy.
Happy new year, Pam!


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

Thanks. Great idea. I'll zip over to the State Store before I drop my car to have the oil changed. I hope the predicted snow does not materialize too early or I will be eating chocolate cake and sipping Grand Marnier by myself, which doesn't sound too bad.


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

I wouldn't do the peach schnapps either. Try for a small bottle of grand marnier from somewhere or don't make the cake.
Mary


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

Lacking any booze, add some grated orange zest.


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RE: Peach Schnapps for Grand Marnier in cake?

So I got some Triple Sec instead of Grand Marnier. Triple Sec was $9 a bottle and Grand Marnier was $22. They did have the teeny bottle of GM -- $3 for a few tablespoons. The cake was easy but I thought a bit dry. I did not have it with ice cream.

Book Club was fun, as always. I look forward to it. It is snowing to beat the band right now so only the neighbors who could walk over showed up, which was fine.

Anyway, glad I did not try the schnapps! Thanks for your help.


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