Here is Harald Zoschke’s recipe for truffles. He notes: “If you are a chocoholic (like me), and like it spicy (like me), you’ll love these melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles. They have a pleasant zing, which you will notice shortly after you taste the nice chocolate-fruit flavor. Best of all, this is a truffle recipe that’s easy to prepare! Melting the chocolate in a bowl over hot water is necessary because it would burn easily with direct heat, rendering it useless. Also, avoid even smallest amounts of water getting in contact with your melted chocolate; it would get lumpy, and you would have to start over, melting fresh chocolate.”
Use either frozen or fresh blueberries for this compote. You also can adjust the heat by adding fewer chipotles to begin with and then adding more until you reach the desired heat. Chipotles in adobo sauce can be found in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. Serve over pork tenderloin or meat of your choice. This recipe was developed by SuperSite Food Editor Emily DeWitt-Cisneros. Find it and more in the Blazing Blueberries story.
Spicy is our video channel on YouTube. This Drunk Bananas Flambe recipe from Dave DeWitt’s 1001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes is a childhood favorite of his to which he added the kick of chile pepper.
New Year’s is behind us and the Post-Holiday Season Holiday season is coming up. That’s my name for the Winter/Spring trinity comprised of Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, and Easter. With this greeting card industry trifecta comes plenty of good eatin’–ham, corned beef, rabbit, and, for the romantically inclined, strawberries with champagne. Peppered strawberries in champagne brings the heat. And brings the heat. Check out the spicy recipe and you’ll see what I mean.
Between the lime and the habanero in this cheesecake recipe, you get a lovechild of sweet, sour, and hot. The other parents tend to tone down the hab’s fire from a roar to rumble, so it isn’t overpowering.
When I think grilled desserts, my mind instantly hones in on hot sweets. Busting out barbecued ice cream dishes on the grill really advertises your grill master Kung Fu, though. Take this grilled banana split for example…