Chocolate Salami with Almonds

Chocolate Salame

Chocolate salami is an Italian dessert made from dark chocolate, broken cookies, butter, eggs and a bit of port wine or rum (which were eliminated for this recipe, since kids will also be eating this dessert). The dessert became popular across Europe and elsewhere, often losing alcohol as an ingredient along the way. Traditional chocolate salami is made with bitter cocoa and it’s a real temptation for adults as well as for kids, to whom you can present it too using the curious name of the Vikings’ Salami. In the 70’s, in fact, this recipe was published with that peculiar name in a kids book called “Manuale di Nonna Papera”.

Chocolate salami is not a meat product. The appellation “salami” stems from physical resemblance. Like salami, chocolate salami is formed as a long cylinder and is sliced across into discs for serving. These discs are a brown, chocolaty matrix (like the red meat of salami) peppered with bright bits of cookie (like the white flecks of fat in salami). Some varieties also contain chopped nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts and may be shaped like truffles.

This simple, yet so tasty dessert brings me tons of sweet memories from my childhood.  I know my own kids fell in love with this desert already and I hope yours will do too! Below you will find my take on this recipe, but in reality you can change it up and make it yours…simply by adding different variety of biscuits, dried fruit, various nuts…all to your tasting.  Enjoy!

Sources:
Chocolate Salami.  Retrieved July 3, 2014.
 

Chocolate Salame Ingredients

Ingredients:

300 g of Tea Biscuits
100 g of Fresh Almonds
2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
2-3 Table Spoons of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
 

How to make Chocolate Salami:

1.  Take out butter from refrigerator and let it soften up a little at room temperature.

2.  Add 100 g of almonds to food processor and chop them up.

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3.  It should be very finely processed into powder like texture.

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4.  Now take 2/3 of all your cookies and process them as well.

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5.  Combine processed almonds and biscuits in a bowl.

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6.  Break up the rest of your tea biscuits with your hands into fine small pieces.

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7.  Now you are ready to prepare your chocolate mixture.  First cut up two sticks of butter in a small pot.

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8.  Heat the butter up on low heat, until the butter is almost melted (don’t overheat).

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9.  Then add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 3 table spoons of coco powder.

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10.   Mix the ingredients until well incorporated, take off the heat and then let it cool slightly.

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11.  Add the chocolate mixture to the processed almond/biscuit mix.

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12.  Mix well using a spoon, until well incorporated.

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13.  Then add the broken up biscuit pieces to the mixture and mix again.

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14.  Take out food wrapping paper or parchment paper and place all the ingredients to form oval or round long shape.  Wrap it tightly and place in a freezer for at least 4-5 hours or overnight to firm up.

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15.  Once firm take it out of the freezer and cut it up in pieces.  If not completed consumed:) it should be stored in a freezer.

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Enjoy!

Love,

Natalie

Chocolate Salami with Almonds
 
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Chocolate Salami made with tea biscuits and almonds
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 300 g of Tea Biscuits
  • 100 g of Fresh Almonds
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2-3 Table Spoons of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Instructions
  1. Take out butter from refrigerator and let it soften up a little at room temperature.
  2. Add 100 g of almonds to food processor and chop them up.
  3. It should be very finely processed into powder like texture.
  4. Now take ⅔ of all your cookies and process them as well.
  5. Combine processed almonds and biscuits in a bowl.
  6. Break up the rest of your tea biscuits with your hands into fine small pieces.
  7. Now you are ready to prepare your chocolate mixture. First cut up two sticks of butter in a small pot.
  8. Heat the butter up on low heat, until the butter is almost melted (don’t overheat).
  9. Then add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 3 table spoons of coco powder.
  10. Mix the ingredients until well incorporated, take off the heat and then let it cool slightly.
  11. Add the chocolate mixture to the processed almond/biscuit mix.
  12. Mix well using a spoon, until well incorporated.
  13. Then add the broken up biscuit pieces to the mixture and mix again.
  14. Take out food wrapping paper or parchment paper and place all the ingredients to form oval or round long shape. Wrap it tightly and place in a freezer for at least 4-5 hours or overnight to firm up.
  15. Once firm take it out of the freezer and cut it up in pieces. If not completed consumed:) it should be stored in a freezer.

 

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