Can You Handle the Heat of Chili Peppers?

Learn how to stuff a jalapeno pepper and to give your brownies a spicy kick with two recipes involving chili peppers

Chile Pepper Institute director Paul Bosland had so many chili pepper recipes that when asked for his favorite, he sent two. (iStockphoto)

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3. In a small saucepan, melt butter with cocoa.

4. Beat eggs until foamy, then gradually beat in sugar.

5. Add cocoa-butter mixture to egg mixture.

6. Sift flour and baking powder then sift half of it into batter.

7. Mix pecans into the remaining flour; add to cake batter; stir to blend well.

8. Add vanilla and Bhut Jolokia chili powder.

9. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

*Bhut Jolokia are also known as Naga Jolokia peppers.

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