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Chocolate-cayenne pepper shortbread


We are excited, and honoured, and gratified

Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas developed the chocolate-cayenne shortbread because the owner and chief baker, (that would be Her Ladyship), fell in love with chocolate chili ice cream … while touring Toronto’s historic Distillery District, one hot, muggy summer night.

Surely such a seductive ice cream could be translated into a shortbread, thought Her Ladyship.

And it was!

And now comes the icing on the biscuit, as it were: We have been invited to participate in a demonstration at the 2014 Hot and Spicy Food Festival at Harbourfront, Toronto’s famed waterfront complex.

This hot and fiery food festival has set Toronto palates on fire for a weekend every summer for the past 15 years. Held at Harbourfront Centre, the Festival celebrates hot, hot, hot culture – music, food, dance and crafts. On Saturday August 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Terrace venue at Harbourfront, we will be demonstrating our Simply Splendid chocolate-cayenne shortbread.  This demonstration is part of the For the Love of Spice series, which asks chefs to prepare their spiciest dish for the audience to taste.

So, to our dear readers within the GTA – and beyond if you are visiting Toronto this summer – sharpen your taste buds, find out the back story to these seductive shortbreads, sample the shortbread, get the recipe and   prepare to fire up your taste buds!