Although mild to the taste, the flavor of the chile really comes through in this chocolate pecan pie.
Well before there was actual Tex-Mex cuisine, people near what is now Austin ate a lot of the same foods with similar basic tools. They were hungry and couldn’t wait the 15,000-ish years for there to be a Texas or a Mexico to invent Tex-Mex eats.
These chocolate-orange shells are a very summery dessert that’s great for hot days when you want to cool down, but want a bit of a “Wow” factor for the guests you’re serving.
I spent part of last weekend in an altered state of reality, my perceptions twisted by chemicals. And I wasn’t alone…in fact, fifteen thousand people joined me in this orgy of excess. Where was I? At the SW Chocolate and Coffee Fest, of course.