Earthy Delights Recipe
Ancho Chile Butter
2 large dried Ancho chiles
1/2 cup butter
(Note: dried New
, dried Pasilla
chiles, or California chiles can be substituted
for ancho chiles.)
Put chiles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. When they are
rehydrated, drain them and put them in a food processor or blender;
process until finely chopped.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter.
machine running, add hot butter to chiles in a fine stream. Blend
until color is homogeneous and mixture is smooth.
Let stand at room temperature until butter reaches a spoonable
consistency. Use immediately, or refrigerate or freeze for later use.
Complete step 1.
Put butter in a glass dish and
microwave on 100% power until butter is melted, about 45 to 60
Continue with steps 2 and 3.
Makes 1/2 cup.