Homemade HEAT

While I am not a real chili head, I do appreciate the arts that contribute to a Fancy Pantry. For many people, hot sauces are mandatory for every meal, and for those folks, here is a recipe for HEAT!:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
50-60 Thai chili peppers.(if you are braver, use 10 Habanero Chilies.)

Split each chili in half, remove stem and place in a blender with water, vinegar and salt. Blend until completely pulverized. Pour liquid and peppers into a jelly bag or through a few layers of cheese cloth. Place the liquid into a saucepan and simmer to reduce the liquid to about 1 tablespoon. Add a pinch of sugar and bottle in a 2 dram vial with a dropper-top. This recipe is very high acid and safe to store in the fridge until used.

Allow the bottle to cool a bit before labeling.

The Finished Bottle. Very cute for gift giving!

Here is a sample label for your batch of HEAT!

Want to know more about making and bottling hot sauces?--join me for a class!