Sunday, 12 May 2013

Chillies, chillies, chillies!!!!

Chillies, chillies, chillies indeed!!! I have so many chillies growing in my veggie patch that I honestly don't know what to do with them all!! Part of this delema is due to the fact that I dont really eat -or like- chillies!!!
So the majority of what has grown I have been giving away - school mums, family friends, relatives..... I dont want them to go to waste so I prefer them to be eaten by people who will enjoy them!
So with Mothers Day approaching, I thought I would try and do something with some chillies myself. I decided to make some sweet chilli sauce! And it turned out to be a HUGE sucess!! Whoo Hoo!! (and this is something chilli that I can eat)

I also thought it would make a great Mothers day gift too!
I used the recipe from . Since making it i've been told that this is the best recipe to use - so I chose a good one to follow for my first attempt!!

Heres the recipe if you want to give it a go too.
500g fresh chillies
3 cloves garlic
750ml (3 cups) white vinegar
645g (3 cups) caster sugar
 - Cut approximately 100g of the chillies in half and place in food processor.
 - De-seed the remaining chillies and add them to food processor
 - Add garlic
 - Coarsely chop the chillies and garlic
 - Add 250ml of vinegar and process until finely chopped
 - Place chilli mixture, remaining vinegar and caster sugar into saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring until the sugar disolves
 - Increase the heat to high to bring the mixture to the boil
 - Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occassionally, for 35 - 40 minutes.
 - The sauce should thicken.
 - Pour into steralized airtight bottles and seal.
I gave one bottle of this to mum, and served some on Mothers Day to accompany the home made sausage rolls! Yummo!!


  1. I definitely must give this a try. I love a big dollop of chilli sauce with vegetable spring rolls. Yumm heaven!!

    1. Yes you have to make it!! It was absolutely yummy and so easy too!

  2. Is it a spicy recipe? I can only handle a little bit of spice, but I do love sweet chilli sauce with things like rice paper rolls!

    x Jasmine

    1. Hi Jasmine! It's a bit spicy because my chillies were quite hot! (well hot for me because I dont really do spice either!) I just made another batch over the weekend and added a bit more sugar. Still spicy but not too bad. Oh and I pretty much took the seeds out of the majority of the chillies - apparently they are the hottest bit??