A neighbor brought over some fresh, home-made bread as a Christmas gift, and they brought honey butter along with it. Feeling munchy and just a little low this evening, I spread some honey-butter on a slice of the bread, took a bite, and thought “needs more honey.”
The honey is in the cupboard over the stove. Reaching up for it my eye was caught by the bottle of “XXXTRA HOT” habanero sauce I got at Walmart for $1.69. It’s mild by comparison to the OTHER stuff I doctor my spicy foods with, but it’s still at least an order of magnitude past Tabasco, which I can just about drink straight.
Anyway, my mind was on hot sauce as I drizzled honey over this slice of bread. I finished the bread off, and my mind was still on hot sauce. Specifically, “what would hot sauce be like in honey? And what would I put it on?” And then it came to me… WARM TORTILLAS.
I had all three necessary ingredients. I began. The recipe goes like this:
1 tbsp honey
1 drop 25,000-ish Scoville habenero sauce
Mix the first two ingredients. Warm the third. Dip the third in the mixture, and eat up.
It was amazing. It was a total pick-me-up, and not just because of the sugar. Capsicum, how I love thee…