Small dark flakes of the famous Urfa or Isot chilli pepper from Turkey have a fantastic sweet, slightly smoky flavour with elements of dried fruit and even tobacco.
Urfa flakes are made by salting and drying the chillies in the sun then wrapping them up at night so they sweat. The chillies are then crushed and rubbed with a little bit of oil to give a wonderful deep colour and delicious flavour.
uses: Use wherever you want a little heat in your food, pretty much any application! Sprinkle over your food in place of pepper or cook with them for more heat as the flavour infuses over time.