Iggy’s Copcat Sweet Chili Water

I enjoying going out to dinner more often then I should.  I really enjoy Iggy’s because they have a wide variety of foods to choose and everyone is happy.  The best part of Iggy’s is their sweet chili water.  I basically dunk everything in that sauce, I would drink it if I could.  So I got to looking and came across this sauce.  It’s not the exact same but I think it is pretty close in comparison.
 
When I decided I want to try to make this, I wanted to test out my bread making skills as well.  I have never  made french bread before.  So I thought I would give this recipe a try and I was quite surprised it turned out pretty good.  I adapted this recipe from Deals to Meals.  I love her website and her meals always seem tasty and look great.
I actually halved her recipe, because I knew it would make a lot of bread for just two people to eat! I made this bread in my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook. 
 
French Bread
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbsp Yeast- I used rapid Rise
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp White Vinegar
Mix together and let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy on top
 
Next add:
1/2 tbsp salt
2 1/2 Tbsp oil
3 cups flour-I used bread flour but all-purpose will be just fine. Add a little more flour if the dough is sticky to touch
Mix all together and knead for 5 minutes
 When your done kneading, let rest in the bowl for 30 minutes
 
 After 30 minutes I floured my counter and kneaded the bread for a few minutes.  Making 1 big rectangular dough ball
 
 I divided my dough into 2 equal parts.  You can make 1 big loaf or a 2 small loafs
 
 Form into french bread loaves and cut the diagonally slats on top
 
 Let rest about 10 minutes or until it doubles in size
 
 Bake at 350 for 27 minutes.  I coated mine in melted butter.
My melted butter had garlic powder, onion salt, garlic salt and parsley mixed in
 
 
  Sweet Chili Water
1 tsp minced garlic
1-2 red jalapeno peppers stems and seeded
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
2 tsp Chili Powder
3/4 sugar
1/2 water Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 salt
Mix all together in food processor until combined.  Put sauce in a pan and bring to a boil.
While that is boiling combine
1 Tbsp Cornstarch with 2 Tbsp water
When sauce is boiling add in cornstarch and boil until it thickens.
 
 Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
 

My notes:
I wish with the bread I made it into 4 small loaves instead.  I was trying to make small loaves of bread, a little disappointed they got as big as they did.
On the sauce I think I would add an extra jalapeno to make it a little bit more spicy and maybe not as much vinegar.