The words "chocolate" and "salami" don't usually sounds delicious when appearing next to eachother but on Christmas all over Italy these magic words marry together to bring us a delicious dessert with a bit of Italian whimsy. Made to look and slice like a real Italian salami, the Chocolate Salami is an easy to make treat for the entire family to enjoy. It's a great dessert to make with little ones who want to help!
Below you will find the original Italian recipe
(with American measurements in parenthesis)
CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE SALAMI
- Dark Chocolate 200g (7 oz)
- Room temperature Butter 150g (5.3 oz)
- 2 room temperature medium eggs
- Almond biscotti 175g (6 oz)
- Sugar 150g (5.3 oz)
- Optional: Rum 10g (0.4 oz)
- For Decoration: Powdered sugar
THE HOW TO:
- First chop the chocolate with a knife and melt it in a bain-marie
- Once the chocolate is melted allow it to cool down
- Meanwhile, place the butter in a bowl and whip it with the sugar using an electric whisk.
Optional: Flavor with rum
- Beat the eggs together lightly pour them slowly into the butter and sugar mixture, continuing to beat with the electric whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy
- At this point pour the melted chocolate and stir until completely combined
- Crumble the almond biscotti in large crumbs and add them to the mixture
- Transfer the dough onto a sheet of baking paper, distributing the dough with the spatula so as to create a sausage. Lift one of the two ends of the sheet, bring it towards the center and roll the salami up to wrap it completely with the baking paper. Fold or twist the ends of the paper to seal the salami.
- Chill the chocolate salami overnight
- Unwrap the chocolate salami and roll in powdered sugar, slice and serve.
Keep the chocolate salami, sealed in an airtight container and refrigerated, for a maximum of 2-3 days. Alternatively it can be frozen for a maximum of 1 month.