There's far more to dried chilli than simply heat, there are subtle, sweet, earthy and complex flavours to discover. Drying the chilli pepper seems
to give a complexity and depth of flavour as all the natural sugars in the
flesh caramelise that's often unobtainable with fresh.
Particularly good are the whole ancho chillies when added to a slow-cooked dish
such as a stew or casserole where the deep smoky flavour seeps out and produces