I bought a huge pack of chillies from the chinese supermarket and had loads left. Instead of letting them go to waste I decided to dry them out to use in the Alessi Chilli Scruncher my mum bought Chris for Christmas. They are really decorative too and brighten up the kitchen.
You will need…
- Strong cotton
- Take a long length of cotton and thread the needle so the thread is two strands thick. Make a big knot tying both the strands together.
- One at a time, thread the chillies onto the string through the middle on the chilli. They tend to move around and all point in different directions.
- When you’ve finished the string, make a knot leaving a large loop so you can hang the chillies up – then snip the needle off.
- Hang up in your kitchen, sitting room – wherever is dry. They’ll start to go wrinkly after a week or so…If they go mouldy don’t eat them!!