Saturday, 10 December 2011
Ho Ho Hot!
Last Christmas I made over 100 cupcakes to give away as presents to friends and family.
This Christmas I am making mini hampers. With Chilli jam, biscotti, spiced biscuits and shortbread. For fans of tea and coffee some treats to go with them. With the exception of the chilli jam of course!
I have never made chilli jam.
I have never made biscotti.
I have never made short bread.
Tonight I made my first ever set of chilli jam. It it hot. It is jarred and cooling and setting just now. For the last 2 hours my fingers have been tingling and swealing. The recipe says to use a food processor for a reason- please for the love of all your digits use a processor.
This is far worse that dicing 12 onions.
Than dicing 1200 onions.
Than dicing 120,000 onions...
My lips have that Angelina Jolie bee-stung look about them. While my fingers have that Ranulph Fiennes pre op look about them (controversial much?). I am prepared to spend the rest of the evening getting freezer burn on them to reduce the swealing and take the burning sensation away. Thankfully I have managed not to rub my eyes. I should add that as far as I am aware the only thing I am allergic to is pollen.
They look amazing all my little ruby coloured jars glinting on the window sill. I am sure it will taste sensational. One of my dear friends will be getting the first sample this week, fingers crossed...
Anyway for the curious, courtesy of Nigella, here is the recipe for Chilli Jam: