IngredientsServings 8-10 Preparation time 1/2 h Waiting time 2 1/2 h
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 100 g milk chocolate
- 200 g tea biscuits
- 1 tablespoon liquor Frangelico
- 90 g unsalted butter
- 50 g nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts or mixed)
- 50 g dried fruit (plums or apricots)
- 6 tablespoons of milk
- powdered sugar for dusting
My story to the Chocolate Salami Recipe
When I was a child this a dessert that I ate for the first time at my friend's house. I was so amazed by it, by the nutty chocolate taste and this weird form because we never had this at home... My mum is a great cook and used to bake a lot when we were kids and I could not understand why she has never "baked" this at home.
Years later when I start cooking and baking myself I realized that this is a super easy and no-bake dessert that was not so special at all ... but it is now! We are getting back to simple recipes that we know from our childhood, we try to live the minimalism in our busy days in order to have more time for the important things in life like our families and loved ones. There is one more fact that makes this recipe great - you do not really need baking skills. I know many people who love cooking but do not like baking or they are not such pros at cooking at all and this recipe is great for them. It is easy, simple, super yummy and you can store it in the fridge for few days and have a bite with your coffee :).
Melting chocolate on the tongue with a small crunch of biscuit or nuts is just a tasty fireworks display. Because this dessert will fit any season, lightly cooled in spring and summer, together with tea or coffee in fall or winter, be sure to try it out.
Interesting facts about the chocolate salami
The Salame al Cioccolato (Italian for chocolate salami) is a recipe from Italy for a very easy-to-prepare dessert. Sometimes there are regional variants of the recipe, for example, with fresh, foamy eggs. The recipe was an absolute trend in Italy in the 70s. The Portuguese already claimed the origin of this recipe, but Salame al Cioccolato is included in the official list of traditional Italian food products.
The chopped biscuits, nuts and fruits look very like the fat pieces within a salami. With the icing sugar on top and the string on the outside this dessert imitates the typical look of an air-dried salami. This look makes the dessert for young and old very eye-catching.
For the preparation you should have the following equipment at home. An oven or pan to roast the nuts if the nuts are not already roasted. A bowl (glass or metal) that you will use with a pot for a water bath to melt the chocolate. Clear wrap or aluminum foil for wrapping the salami. A spatula or spoon for salami molding and finally a refrigerator.
This recipe is a good chance to use leftovers from your pantry. After Easter or Christmas every year, this is the way we used the chocolate from all the rabbits and Santas we got.
- Place the nuts in a single layer on a baking pan or sheet and put in the oven on 180° C.
- Roast for 5-10 minutes until turning golden brown.
- Remove the pan and let cool down. In the meantime break the biscuits into 1-2 cm chunks and cut the fruits in pieces and put in a medium sized bow. You can use any dried fruit you like. I have used some plums this time but already tried with apricots, figs, and cranberries.
- Cut the nuts and add to the biscuit-fruit mix.
- In a pan add the chocolate, milk, liquor, and butter and warm up on a medium heat until chocolate has melted. You can use flavoured liquor you like. I just like the aroma of Frangelico and have bought a bottle only for baking purposes 😉
- Pour the melted chocolate in the bow and mix thoroughly. Let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.
- Put a plastic wrap on the kitchen counter surface and spread the mixture. Shape into a log using a spatula and roll up as a candy 🙂 and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
- After chilling remove the paper and dust all sides with powdered sugar. Cut into pieces and serve.
* You can keep in the fridge for few days or in the freezer for a longer period. You will need to dust every time before serving if you want it to look as a salami. Do not forget to leave for some time at a room temperature in you have kept it in the freezer.
In the following cases, this recipe is especially exciting for you
- You need a quick and easy dessert
- You want a joy of chocolate without baking
- You do not have a lot of equipment in your kitchen
- You want a mellow alternative to dry chocolate cookies
I am looking forward to your feedback on the recipe, here as a comment or via social media. 🙂
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