Marx Foods reached out to the food blogging community and asked if anyone was up to the challenge of taking fire-y hot chiles and making them cold. Being that I always love a good food challenge (Note to Chopped Producers: PICK ME) I was instantly game for the challenge. I had no clue what I would make, but I was down.
After all, I’ve been down the Marx challenge road before. Case in point…
- Capricious Chocolate Challenge
- Morel Recipe Challenge
- Virtual Potluck Marx Foods Mystery Box Challenge
- In first saucepan bring the coffee and chile to a boil over medium-high heat. In the second, add the 1/4 cup of sugar and water to a low boil over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat on both and leave on the stove.
- In a small dish add 1 tablespoon COLD water and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Set aside.
- In a medium metal bowl, add the coffee & sugar water and stir in the vanilla. Remove the thai chile and discard. Add the bloomed gelatin and stir until dissolved. Divide the gelée among 6 small dishes, or 4 medium sized and place in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours, until set. (4 hours will be soft set). When ready to serve, make the topping, divide among dishes and serve immediately.
- In a medium bowl whisk (or use a hand beater) the brown sugar and heavy cream together until it holds soft peaks. Divide among dishes and serve immediately.
Disclaimer: For my participation in the challenge I was provided a box of assorted dried chiles. I was not compensated for my participation nor for a positive review of Marx Foods or their products. If I win the challenge I will receive my choice of 2lbs of Frozen Huckleberries, a case of Passion Fruit, a Japanese Juice Sampler, an Ultimate Chile Head Sampler, or 5lbs of Fresh Horseradish.