I let everything sit overnight and the next day the sweet syrup had thickened and the hotness of the chilli had calmed down. The pairing was divine.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mississippi Mud Cake with Chilli Cherries
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves are all spices I associate with colder-weather sweets. However, in keeping with the theme of chilli, I decided to turn the heat up a little on a traditional dessert on the weekend. The lure of chocolate was calling me and I made a Mississippi mudcake. I would normally pair it with a creamy sauce made from coconut milk, but I had something more fruity on my mind as inspired by the Women's Weekly "Bake".
In a pan I simmered some water, sugar, orange peel, star anise and a red chilli. I added some cherries I had in the freezer and let it all bubble away for some minutes.