Easy Chocolate Salami Recipe
Chocolate salami is actually a traditional Portuguese dessert from way back. Over the years it has been re-jigged by many chocolate enthusiasts and there are now many different ways to make this fabulous treat.
Traditionally this is made from scratch with eggs, butter, cocoa etc, but my version uses melted chocolate to make it very fast and easy to prepare.
The beauty of this dessert is its versatility; you can throw in whatever nuts, dried fruits, even liqueurs that you please, and tying it all up with a salami string makes it an impressive looking dish to serve your guests.
- 200g block dark chocolate (use good quality chocolate, it makes a difference)
- 60g butter
- 3/4 cup chopped raisins
- 3/4 cup chopped roasted nuts (I used almonds)
- Approximately 8 Marie biscuits, roughly broken
- Cling wrap & string
- Chop the raisins, nuts and biscuits - set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter, holding above the heat and stirring constantly.
- Add the nuts, raisins and biscuits and combine well. You can do this in the saucepan. Then place the saucepan in the fridge for the mixture to harden a little, about 20 - 30 minutes. You want to be able to mould it.
- When the chocolate mixture has hardened and cooled, lay out a sheet of cling wrap and spoon the chocolate mixture on top of it. Use your hands to roll it up like a log, tying the ends in a knot. Return it to the fridge to set for an hour or two, or even overnight.
- To serve, unwrap the log and immediately cover it in icing sugar. The icing sugar makes the log less sticky and easier to manage.
- If you want, tie a salami string around the log - it's a great way to present it.
- Slice and serve!
Prep time: 10 mins
Total Time: 2 hours (setting time)
Author: Katie from Mumabytes
Katie is a full-time mum and blogger at Mumabytes. A Melbourne girl, she never says no to chocolate, and loves to share her ramblings about all things motherhood.