Large, fleshy chillies with a delicious, sweet and mild flavour with notes of raisins or liquorice. The thick flesh means that the chilli is rarely used uncooked – the best flavours are achieved through long, slow cooking or soaking the chilli in boiling water to soften, then making a puree that can be added as required.
Ancho powder is a wonderful and convenient ingredient in any kitchen adding an incredible depth of flavour without any real heat.
USES: Add the whole chilli or large pieces to a soup – then puree – or stew. Add a little of the chilli puree or powder to mayonnaise or sauces for a delicious, subtly spicy flavour. Use a pinch of the powder to season roast or grilled meats or vegetables.
All our spicestore ingredients are now sold as refills and come in compostable bags (made from wood pulp), so just decant the contents into your existing spice jars or Spicery stackable tins and dispose of the bag in your compost and food waste bin!