Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hot pepper butter

The "putting by" bug has hit hard this year. Today Jenny and I are freezing corn, and I hope to make this recipe for hot pepper butter afterwards.

A couple years ago I got this recipe from my work buddy Betty. Although it looked interesting, I didn't think a whole lot of it until she gave me a jar to try. It really gives a good zing to a sandwich, and there's nothing on my grocery's shelves like it. I want to save a couple jars for myself and put one in each of the guy's stockings at Christmastime.

Now this calls for small hot peppers, and I'm not sure whether it's meant for jalapenos or banana peppers. Betty used banana peppers with some good old green peppers she had on hand.

42 small hot peppers to make 2 cups, chop fine
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups yellow mustard
4 cups vinegar
6 cups sugar
1 cup flour (white)
1 1/2 cups water

Mix peppers, salt, mustard, vinegar, and sugar together in a large pan. Bring almost to a boil. Combine flour and water to make a smooth paste. Stir into pepper mixture. Bring to a boil and let cook for five minutes. Jar and seal. Makes 6 - 7 pints.


Sue said...

Ooooh this sounds so good! We have been practicing putting by food for the last eleven years and what a good feeling it is to look at your shelves and give thanks to the One who has enabled us to do so!!

Thank you so much for sharing your recipes! Taking notes of each one:)

Have a beautiful day today! The weather here is just about perfect lately!!


Donna said...

This does sound good! I pickled our banana peppers but let so many of our hot peppers go to waste. I enjoy having something like this for the winter months.
Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Barb said...

Oh this sounds tasty, thank you for sharing! Do you suppose the flour is for thickening, interesting ingredient I think? You have been one busy gal with your "putting" with food, but it makes perfect sense, and is good planning! Have a wonderful weekend, thank you for your message, it means so much to me! Blessings to you from my part of PA!

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. There's nothing like homemade gifts.

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

Shane will love this! He LOVES hot things. I on the other hand find green peppers to spicy so I doubt I'll be eating any - but I know he'll love it. Hope you and Jenn have lots of fun today. I wish we had some corn to put away!

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh this sounds so wonderful. I love banana peppers. I have a simple appetizer using them. Cut up as many as you want, add to a softened block of cream cheese. Bake 350 'til bubbly. Serve with crackers - yummy!

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

Linda said...

We have tons of those growing in our garden. I am going to have to try that. Lately I have just been cooking them in zucchini and tomatoes.

Have a great day!

Dolores said...

Yummmy, this does sound delicious, with the hot/sour/sweet taste that I love..
Thanks for sharing!

Cora said... this is very different. I'm going to share this with my daughter...they love pepper stuff!!
Thanks!! =)

Domestic Goddess said...

This does sound good. My pepper bushes are going crazy this year and I wasn't sure what to do with them all. I will give this a try!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You are one rockin' recipe mama!! I would slop that pepper butter on EVERYTHING - YUMMMM! And I saw the blueberry cake and I just have to say that blueberries are my all time fav - can't wait to print these out and put them with my "special recipes". ♥

Janean said...

sweet and sour....sounds soooo good!

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The place I found the slipper pattern was on Etsy. The seller's name is WinterPeach. She has wonderful patterns, and deliveres super fast! Hope that helps.. LOVE all these recipes, my gosh! You are making me super hungry and want to bake! Your blog is wonderful!!!
Have a great day,

Flat Creek Farm said...

Yummy!! Mary, thank you!! Just so happens that I have hot peppers waiting for me in the garden. -Tammy

Windy Meadows Farm said...

I've tried this before and it was really's great to have the recipe!

Pokey said...

Walking, working, sewing, cooking, hosting, canning, blogging ~ pretty much sounds like wonder woman to me! Love the recipes, Mary. Glad you are popping in from time to time!