Hekpoort Heksies Chillies

When it comes to growing our chillies we select the best grade and make sure they ripen just as we would like .

Our red chillies are sundried to perfection.
The jalapeños are wood barreled with a layer of pure sea salt on top and when ready perfectly marinated to the most favorable taste surveyed over many years.
Our yellow chillies, believe it or not, are hotter and make a beautiful yellow Prego sauce they are also added to our chutneys for a hint of heat!
There is so much one can do with chilies .

Where we differ?

Our chillies are pure, we don’t add any preservatives, colorants, vinegars or tomatoes and onions as many people do .

Is our sauce a sauce?

Perhaps we should class it more as a saucy paste.
One can add it to many recipes but most of our Hekpoort Heksie Chillie lovers like it just as it is, especially the ones that have it on toast for breakfast!
Over the years we have become very famous for our products and more and more people are purchasing variety of flavors.

One can come and taste the sauces at our restaurant, Heksies Hideaway, served with our delicious meals.

We do know one thing! Everyone that has tasted our chillies always keeps a bottle in their homes and some even in their handbags .

Come and pay us a visit or visit our website to purchase online.

Katy.

How to make Chilli Infused Ravioli Pasta Dough

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How to make Chilli Infused Ravioli Pasta Dough

Ingredients

1 tsp Hekpoort Heksie Chillies

3 eggs

350g flour

pinch of salt

½ T water

Method

1. Mix Chillies and eggs together in a mixing bowl with a fork

2. Get a medium sized bowl and add flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg mixture slowly. Mix with a knife until it forms a stiff dough and add a little water if needed.

3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until the dough is elastic and smooth.

4. Wrap the dough in Cling wrap and allow to sit for about 30 mins.

5. Make the filling of your choosing while you wait for the dough.

6. Once the dough is ready, roll it out on the floured surface and cut with a round cookie cutter or glass jar, fill the ravioli with your desired filling and fold over , washing the edges with an egg wash.

7. Boil the ravioli for 5-7 minutes.

8. Season with some fresh basil leaves.

Ravioli filling

You can choose what filling you would like but because the chilli flavour is in the pasta dough, a cream cheese or ricotta cheese filling is recommended but you can add meat instead. Ricotta and spinach are a great combination.

Some tips

Roll the pasta out so that it is not too thick that it doesnt cook through or too thin that it breaks in the boiling water. If you do make a double batch do not put it all in the pot at the same time as it could stick together. And add a little oil into the water when boiling.

Home made, fresh Pasta is always much tastier than bought pasta! If you do not have a Kenwood pasta maker or old school pasta machine, Ravioli is an easy and fun way to make Pasta. Get the whole family involved in the cooking of this meal. This recipe serves 4 people. Double the recipe if you having a small dinner party. It can even be served as a starter to a fun Italian evening

 

All About Chillie Con Carne

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What is Chilli Con Carne?

Directly translated from Spanish it is “Chilli with meat”, carne meaning meat.
It is a stew of minced beef and beans with chillies and or chillie powder added. It is a delicious yet economical meal, a typical American meal that can be served in a number of ways and is enjoyed in many parts of the world.


The origin of Chilli Con Carne
Chilli  dates back to the late 1800’s and originated in Northern Mexico and Southern Texas. Before the world wars, there were hundreds of ‘Chilli parlors’, also known as ‘Chilli joints’ and each one claimed to have their own unique spin on Chilli Con Carne.


What Ingredients go into Chilli Con Carne?
The basic ingredients include Beef mince, Red Kidney beans, Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Paprika and of course Chilli but every recipe has its own variation. Sometimes it is topped with grated cheddar cheese or sour cream. It can be served over pasta or with tortillas. It often goes well with nachos.

Some interesting facts

  • The Vegetarian version of Chilli Con Carne is called Chilli Non Carne, or Chilli without meat.
  • Chilli Con Carne is the official dish of Texas.
  • In 1880 women sold pots of Chilli Con Carne were called “Chilli Queens”
  • Spanish priests called it “the soup of the Devil”
  • During the filming of Cleopatra in Rome, Elizabeth Taylor had her favourite dish of Chilli flown in daily from Los Angeles.
  • Chilli Con Carne freezes well


Finally, originating in Mexico, this dish is so well loved it has become popular all around the world.
Nigella, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey have even put their spin on it and developed their own recipes. It is a healthy, tasty and economical family meal that everyone loves.

“delectable Chile-con-carne… composed of delicate meats minced with aromatic herbs and the
poignant chile Colorado — a compound full of singular saver and a fiery zest…”

O. Henry ‘The Enchanted Kiss’