These April Fools Day Biscotti might be the ultimate in discomforting practical jokes.
A practical joke, also known as a prank, gag, jape or shenanigan, is a mischievous trick or joke played on someone, typically causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.
And what day is known for Practical Jokes?
Why of course April Fools Day!
April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day is celebrated on day 1 of April every year. The 1st of April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
Switching salt for sugar in the sugar bowl, might be funny, but if you want an ultimate practical joke to play then make these Biscotti with sun-dried tomatoes and Habanero peppers.
The habanero is pronounced: hah bahn air oh or, ah bahn air oh, without the leading 'h' sound. You'll hear it said both ways.
The habanero is the hottest chile pepper you'll find in your local grocery stores, and they are very, very hot. The oil in the habanero, as well as many other hot chilies, can be very painful if you get it in your eyes or on open wounds on your hands. Unripe habaneros are green, but the color at maturity varies. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen.
At 200,000 to 300,000 Scoville heat units the habanero called Red Savina used to be thought of as the hottest pepper, but it seems that now the Bhut Jolokia (or ghost pepper) holds the Guinness World Record as the world's hottest spice, recording over 1,000,000 Scoville units -- that's 3 to 4 times hotter than the hottest habanero!
So if you are feeling particularly evil change out the habaneros for ghost peppers, although they are somewhat harder to find.
If you plan to make these April Fools Day Biscotti,I highly recommend wearing gloves while handling the peppers.
April Fools Biscotti
This recipe was intended to be a joke, but who knows maybe you know someone who would enjoy it, after all we have different tolerance for heat in foods. And some love it hot, some love it hotter and some love it the hottest.
Just make sure there is plenty of cold beer on hand.
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