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  1. #1
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot
    red pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for
    3-4 small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The first
    time I made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time
    it worked our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like
    the last batch, so I tried Scotch Bonnets.

    I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I used
    five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    flavourful but not really hot.

    Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!

    To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the
    glass stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use
    that smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the
    exhaust fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot
    > red pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for
    > 3-4 small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The

    first
    > time I made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time
    > it worked our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like
    > the last batch, so I tried Scotch Bonnets.
    >
    > I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I

    used
    > five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    > flavourful but not really hot.
    >
    > Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!
    >
    > To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    > realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger

    pot.
    > Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the
    > glass stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could

    use
    > that smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the
    > exhaust fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.



    Dave,

    Home made tear gas.

    How clever!



    Best,

    Andy

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    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    newsH%up.38297$[email protected]..
    >I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot red
    >pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for 3-4
    >small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The first time I
    >made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time it worked
    >our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like the last batch,
    >so I tried Scotch Bonnets.
    >
    > I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I used
    > five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    > flavourful but not really hot.
    >
    > Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!
    >
    > To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    > realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    > Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the glass
    > stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use that
    > smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the exhaust
    > fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.


    Thank you for the warning, Dave. Our glass stove top is about 2 years old
    and I've not had a boil-over yet. Didn't realize what a calamity it would
    cause. Note to Dave: when you see a pot fixin' to boil over, pick it up.
    That will instantly give you time to move to a bigger pot or whatever seems
    appropriate.
    OTOH, I have set off every smoke alarm in the neighborhood with the
    microwave. There is a fine line, a very fine line, in making a roux in the
    MW between just right and Hell's Bells. Polly



  4. #4
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    On 30/04/2011 11:11 PM, Polly Esther wrote:

    >>
    >> To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    >> realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    >> Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the
    >> glass stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could
    >> use that smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on
    >> the exhaust fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.

    >
    > Thank you for the warning, Dave. Our glass stove top is about 2 years
    > old and I've not had a boil-over yet. Didn't realize what a calamity it
    > would cause.



    It wasn`t so much the glass stove top itself that was the problem. Sure,
    it made a sticky mess, but it was that sugar burning on the burner....
    and the hot pepper in the air. It was like mace. I couldn`t breath in
    the kitchen.





    .. Note to Dave: when you see a pot fixin' to boil over, pick
    > it up. That will instantly give you time to move to a bigger pot or
    > whatever seems appropriate.


    I dropped the ball there. I had seen it rising and knew I had to get a
    larger pot. I took it off the burner for a moment while the mixture
    settled and then put it back on while I reached down to get the other
    pot. I didn`t think it would boil over that quickly. Since I was making
    jelly I didn`t want to throw off the cooking time too much. I have
    enough trouble with this recipe setting properly.



    However.... I am happy to report that the stuff ended set up nicely and
    tried some on crackers with cream cheese and it`s pretty good. It is
    not as hot as thought it was going to be.

    One not for future reference.... when working with Scotch bonnets I
    would recommend rubber gloves. I never used them for the hot red peppers
    I usually use. I didn`t need them. It is now more than 6 hours since I
    cut up those SBs and scrapped the seeds out. My hands are still hot. I
    am happy to say that I have not rubbed my eyes. Been there, done
    that.Never again.




    > OTOH, I have set off every smoke alarm in the neighborhood with the
    > microwave. There is a fine line, a very fine line, in making a roux in
    > the MW between just right and Hell's Bells. Polly
    >
    >



  5. #5
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    Dave Smith wrote:

    > I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot red
    > pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for 3-4
    > small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The first time I
    > made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time it worked
    > our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like the last
    > batch, so I tried Scotch Bonnets.
    >
    > I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I used
    > five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    > flavourful but not really hot.
    >
    > Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!
    >
    > To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    > realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    > Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the glass
    > stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use that
    > smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the exhaust
    > fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.


    Give the jelly to your big niece! Or just leave it lying around the house
    when she comes over... <eg>

    Bob




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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    In article <4dbcd657$0$19057$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz says...
    >
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > > I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot red
    > > pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for 3-4
    > > small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The first time I
    > > made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time it worked
    > > our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like the last
    > > batch, so I tried Scotch Bonnets.
    > >
    > > I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I used
    > > five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    > > flavourful but not really hot.
    > >
    > > Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!
    > >
    > > To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    > > realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    > > Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the glass
    > > stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use that
    > > smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the exhaust
    > > fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.

    >
    > Give the jelly to your big niece! Or just leave it lying around the house
    > when she comes over... <eg>


    Worked for me once. Had a moocher, one day I made a pot of chili right
    at my limit--never saw him again.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    On 01/05/2011 11:10 AM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > In article<4dbcd657$0$19057$c3e8da3$[email protected] raweb.com>,
    >
    >>> To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    >>> realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    >>> Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the glass
    >>> stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use that
    >>> smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the exhaust
    >>> fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.

    >>
    >> Give the jelly to your big niece! Or just leave it lying around the house
    >> when she comes over...<eg>

    >
    > Worked for me once. Had a moocher, one day I made a pot of chili right
    > at my limit--never saw him again.



    My worries were unfounded. I originally tasted it off my fingers before
    cooking. I just dipped the tip of my finger into the pureed pepper,
    sugar and cider vinegar mixture before it was cooked. It was way too
    hot. When it boiled over and burned I had to vacate the kitchen and air
    out the house because I could not breathe. It was crowd control
    material. After it was cooked and set I had some on crackers and cream
    cheese. It is pretty good. It is hot, but not too hot.

  8. #8
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly..... really hot

    On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:03:50 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I screwed up big time today and it could get worse. I was out of hot
    >red pepper jelly so it was time to make some more. My recipe calls for
    >3-4 small hot red peppers and 2-3 red or green bell peppers. The first
    >time I made this recipe the peppers were not hot enough. The last time
    >it worked our perfectly. Yesterday there were no hot red peppers like
    >the last batch, so I tried Scotch Bonnets.
    >
    >I knew that Scotch Bonnets are really hot, but these weer small. I used
    >five of them. Then I added two Jalapenos, which are a little more
    >flavourful but not really hot.
    >
    >Holy snappers this stuff is hot!!!!
    >
    >To make matters worse, I used a large pot, but not large enough. I
    >realized that it was likely to boil over do I was getting a larger pot.
    >Too late. She boiled over. There was sticky hot liquid all over the
    >glass stove top. Thanks to the sugar, it started smoking. You could use
    >that smoke for riot control. I opened all the windows, turned on the
    >exhaust fan and vacate the house for 15 minutes.


    Holy capsium batman, be careful.

    koko
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