Cole & Mason Cayenne Pepper
Eat our Cayenne Pepper with a bowl of chocolate truffles. Add a couple of pinches to the ganache for the truffles. Then roll in cocoa when they're done. The spice of the pepper plays well with the bitterness of the dark chocolate.
Why not try adding to a smoothie. Drop a little cayenne pepper in the blender to give a kick to a fresh mango smoothie. Or bring some heat to chicken fajitas. Cook your peppers in cayenne for fajitas with a bit more fire.
It's thought that cayenne peppers get their name from 'kynnha', the word for pepper in the ancient Brazilian language Tupi. The peppers are now largely grown in India, East Africa, Mexico and the US.
They grow on small shrubs of different shapes and sizes, but all with their distinctive shiny reddish skin.
The fruits are dried and ground to make what's become a classic spice.
Supplier: The Spice Company