8 Chilli & Star Anise Cookies

£9.50

Aromatic and indulgent, with a double chocolate hit. Get your tastebuds excited with the subtle spice of chilli and sweet aroma of star anise.

What to expect

8 soft and chewy cookies handmade with 70% cocoa dark chocolate chunks and a cocoa based dough, decorated with a cocoa drizzle and a scattering of chilli flakes

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Description

We all know chilli & chocolate,  now it’s time to introduce star anise.

A little bit about chilli…..

When you hear chilli, you probably first think of hot sauce or chilli con carne.  Whilst chillis may have originated in Mexico, they have a very important place in Asian cooking as well.
You have korean red pepper paste, Thai birds eye chillis and kashmiri chillis to name a few. The chilli is used extensively across Asia but mostly in savoury cooking.  Chillies enhance and intensify the flavour of a dish, which works just as well for sweet as much as savoury. It’s not about tasting the chilli, but experiencing the sensation it brings.

A little bit about Star Anise….

Star anise are found in the fruit of a tree native to Vietnam and China. It has a very distinct place in Vietnamese cooking as an aromatic. If you know five spice, you definitley no star anise, because that’s what provides the overarching flavour. A little bit goes a long way, just one star anise can bring a wonderful depth of flavour to any pickle or soup. It’s sweet aniseed flavour, when used with restraint, can be a beautiful compliment to chocolate.

Chocolate & chilli meet star anise…..

The aromatic intensity of star anise is nicely balanced with the contrast of the subtle chilli spice. They both cut through the richness of the dark chocolate to intensify the indulgent experience.
These Cookies are a perfect example of balance and restraint. The spices are there to highlight the star of the show, which ultimately is the chocolate. You don’t want to taste the spices, you want to experience them.

Read more about all the flavours here 

 

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 22 × 19 × 1.9 cm

Ingredients and nutrition

Ingredients
Flour (WHEAT Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Butter (MILK), Sugar, EGGS, ,Belgian Dark chocolate Couverture Min 70% Cocoa (Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier;SOYA lecithin, Natural Vanilla) Icing Sugar (Anti-Caking Agent: Tricalcium Phosphate), Cocoa Powder, Chilli Powder 1%, Star anise 1%, Chilli Flakes 1%, Water

Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy 1978kj/470kcal, Fat 22g (of which saturates 13g, ), Carbohydrates 63g, (of which sugars 38g), Protein 6.3g, Salt 0.15g
Typical values per 33g cookie
Energy 652kj/ 155kcal, Fat 7.2g ( Of which saturates 4.2g), Carbohydrates 21g ( Of which sugars 13g), Protein 2g, Salt 0.04g

Storage and shelf life:
All goods are despatched within 24 hours of baking, they have a shelf life of 2 weeks, but they will also freeze well.
Keep them in their packaging or an airtight container and they should stay delicious for a week.

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