How to Make your Own Cayenne Pepper Powder



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How to Make Cayenne Pepper

You can make your own cayenne pepper at home if you've had a bumper chilli pepper crop.

Ingredients

  • 25g red chilli peppers
  • 7.5g salt

Steps

  1. Buy the peppers from a store or harvest them from your garden.
  2. Remove the stalks from the chili peppers.
  3. Dry the chili peppers in a slow oven (around 150ºC, or approximately 300ºF) until crisp.Keep a regular watch on their progress so that you will know when they have dried.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Place in a mortar and pestle with the salt.Pound the chili peppers and salt together until you get a powder.
  6. Store in an airtight container.Use as required, in recipes that call for cayenne pepper.

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    What is the difference between peri powder and cayenne pepper powder?
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    Community Answer
    They're from slightly different plants. Cayenne pepper is from the red hot chili pepper, also known as the bird pepper (Capsicum annuum). Peri peri is from the bird's eye chili (Capsicum chinense). Peri peri sauce (and some peri powders) also contain extra ingredients, such as citrus peel and tarragon.
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  • Question
    Can I use bell peppers to make cayenne pepper?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. Bell peppers are usually sweet and not hot, so if you used bell peppers, the pepper would be more sweet, than hot.
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  • Question
    Can I just buy some cayenne pepper flakes?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Of course. This article is just telling you how to make the pepper from scratch, but if you don't want to do that, you don't have to.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • Can I use fresh cayenne for tea?
  • Can I use cayenne pepper as a medicinal dermal patch for pain?
  • Should I use regular salt or kosher salt?
  • How do you make Cayenne pepper flakes?
  • Can I use dried peppers from a store?
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  • Remember not to touch your face, especially the eye and mouth areas when making this preparation.
  • Keep the oven door closed while cooking.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking tray
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Clean and dry air-tight container

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