On our recent two week RV trip we spent the last couple of days in southern Colorado. One of the stops was Ouray , where, in search for coffee and some treats, we happened to stumble over a little gem, Mouse’s Chocolate & Coffee shop. It was actually my daughter who spotted the sign first, since her nickname has been Mausi (which means little mouse in German) forever.
Once inside, it is very hard to choose from the big variety off their homemade sweets like chocolates, truffles, Belgian chocolate Fudge, fresh baked goods, coffee drinks, shakes and ice cream. Look at this huge rack filled with truffles. I wish they would have let me roll it out the front door with me.
Don’t you love this scale?
Truffles are very easy to make yourself. Pssst, keep this a secret.
Hope you like this recipe of dark chili truffles, too. Enjoy!
|Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles||
- 17.64 ounces (500g) dark chocolate
- 1.69 fluid ounces (80ml) cream
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
- 1.41 ounces (40g) butter, unsalted
- In a smaller pot bring the cream and chilli powder to the boil. Add ⅔ of the chocolate and melt while stirring to a smooth mixture. Add butter and stir again.
- Pour the mixture into a buttered rectangular baking dish; leave to set completely (about 6 hours).
- Remove the set chocolate from the dish and cut smaller squares. Roll them gently between the palms of your hands for round truffles.
- Melt the remaining dark chocolate and leave to cool again. Coat the rolled chocolates with the melted chocolate and let set.
While visiting Ouray we drove our Jeep across Imogene Passinto Telluride. This was an unforgettable trip. The scenery is just indescribable. This picture is taken almost on top of the pass, which is 13,114 feet (3997.15 meters) high looking towards Ouray.
Wild flowers along the way.
A marmot crossed our path. Isn’t he the cutest?
View towards Telluride from Tomboy mine. Tomboy mine used to be the second largest gold mine at its time (1894 – 1897).