Monday, July 06, 2009

Bhut Jolokia Brownies

Hot on the heels (as it were) of releasing "Holy Jolokia," a hot sauce made with Bhut Jolokia, the NMSU Chile Pepper Institute is now selling Bhut Jolokia in powdered form. It's a boon to chefs everywhere who like their food spicy.

(For those of you who don't know, the Bhut Jolokia is the world's hottest pepper, rather recently discovered, whose heat goes into the millions of Scovilles.)

To celebrate, my wife made a whole tray of brownies with only a teaspoon of powdered Bhut Jolokia mixed in. And boy, did it add some zip! Not enough to be painful, but certainly enough to give you a pleasant chile burn for a while. If you're looking for a way to add a little zing to your cooking, just a little bit of this stuff will go a long, long way!

(Cue jokes about putting mind- and body-altering substances in brownies...)

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, your wife really rocks! She made you brownies with chile? Boy does she know *you* well.

Byron said...

On the Travel channel, "Man vs. Food" had a show where he ate pasta that was seasoned with "Ghost Peppers," which is another name for Bhut Jolokia. They gave a special thanks to the NMSU Chile Pepper Institute in the credits!

Chilli-Alex said...

Can you really get powdered Nagas? Brownies are an awesome idea.