What to use for Thai chili powder in brownie recipe?
- IndyGirl Dec 29, 2011 08:13 AM
Here's the recipe:
and in case you don't feel like clicking, here are the ingredients:
8 ounces 70% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
1/8 teaspoon Thai chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (1.2 ounces) all-purpose flour
I don't have Thai chili powder and I have a feeling whole foods won't have it. Can I just use chili powder?
I suspect 'Thai chili powder' is just ground Thai chiles. Given the source I would not liken it to the mix (with cumin and oregano) that is used for Texas chili. The spice mixes for Thai curry usually come in a paste form, not a powder. That 1/8 tsp is providing heat more than anything else. Cayenne pepper would be a closer substitute. Even a few dashes of a bottled hot sauce would give the same effect.
is another adaptation of the Alice Medrich recipe. The hot pepper addition is Liz's.