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Come on Baby, Light My Fire

By Ippolita Douglas Scotti:

I love to add a hint of heat to my dishes—even the sweet ones!

The “peperoncino” is very good for your health, and its benefits are amazing:

  • Good for digestion

  • Mitigates migraine

  • Quells psoriasis

  • Fights the flu

  • Aids the circulatory system

  • Prevents heart disease by lowering blood serum cholesterol

  • Reduces lipid deposits and reverses excessive blood clotting

  • Dilates blood vessels to aid in blood flow

It was also used in ancient times for its aphrodisiac power!

Indulge yourself and those you love with this recipe— very easy, rich, indulgent and delicious.


Light My Fire Cake

1/2 cup (100 g) melted butter

1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar

2 whole eggs

1 cup all purpose flour

4 Tbs cocoa powder

1 Tbs chocolate chips

1 fresh chili pepper, minced

1 pinch of salt

½ tsp of baking powder

Preheat oven to 400 F (180 C)

Grease a baking dish and sprinkle with flour, shaking off the excess flour.

Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add one egg at a time to the flour mixture and beat until soft and airy.

In another bowl, sift flour and cocoa powder. Add baking soda and chocolate chips. Gently combine this with the egg mixture. Add the chilies, and mix.

Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for about approx. 30 minutes—until the top is crispy and the middle is gooey. The gooey center makes the cake decadent and delicious when served hot so . . . serve it hot and enjoy your evening!

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