Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe From Ideas Magazine

As my chillies are abundant I set a chilli challenge for the Something Savoury category and decided to follow the recipe for a sweet chilli sauce I have from the IDEAS August 2007 magazine. I did not use jalapeños, but the small and very hot chillies I grow and this sauce is sweet and hot and will keep wonderfully well in the fridge. If I make it again, I will substitute arrow root for the cornflour to make the sauce more clear – but the cornflour is cooked out, so you will not get the taste of it in the sauce.

Sweet Chilli Sauce
Sweet Chilli Sauce
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Sweet Chilli Sauce

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  • 4 chillies finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 10 g butter
  • 10 mls cornflour
  • 50 mls sugar - I used fructose
  • 50 mls white grape vinegar
  • 50 mls water


  • melt the butter in a pan and sauté the chillies and the garlic without allowing them to change colour
  • mix the cornflour with the sugar, vinegar and water
  • add the chilli and garlic and mix well
  • return to the heat and bring to the boil
  • remove as soon as the mixture begins to thicken

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14 thoughts on “Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe From Ideas Magazine

  1. wow you’ve been playing with hot ingredients this week – chillies and Sichuan peppercorns.

  2. Pete and I go to copious amounts of sweet chilli sauce – store bought though so I am really looking forward to making this as an alternative. Will report back.
    🙂 Mandy

      1. Made it today and it was WAY too hot for my ninny palette 🙁 so will be making it again tomorrow with a couple of tweaks of my own and will post the results 14 February. 🙂

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