Let’s talk about chocolate salami, a dessert that’s not just scrumptious but also perfect for Christmas (or any other time you’re craving something delightful). This fantastic no-bake treat has a unique look and is enjoyed in many countries, especially Italy, where it goes by the name “salame al cioccolato.” Despite its sausage-like appearance, this dessert is a real hidden gem.
Here’s what you need:
- 7 ounces (about 200g) of cookies or biscuits
- 9 ounces (roughly 250g) of dark chocolate
- 6 tablespoons (90g) of unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 3.5 ounces (around 100g) of toasted pistachios
- 2-3 tablespoons of liquor or coffee (optional)
- A pinch of salt
- Powdered sugar for coating
Here’s how you do it:
- Start by crushing those biscuits. Give them a good whack until they’re all crumbled up.
- Now, let’s tackle the chocolate. Melt it along with the butter using a double boiler until it’s perfectly smooth. Then, take it off the heat and stir in some liquor or coffee if you like (totally your call). Toss in the milk, vanilla extract, those crushed cookies, the pistachios, and a pinch of salt. Mix it all up until everything’s buddies.
- Grab a piece of plastic wrap and spread about half of the mixture onto it. Shape it into a log, then roll it up in the plastic wrap and seal the ends. Roll it back and forth a few times to make it all nice and round. Do the same with the rest of the mixture.
- Stick these wrapped-up logs into the fridge for a good 2-3 hours until they firm up.
- When you’re ready to dig in, unwrap those chocolate salami logs and dust them all over with powdered sugar (or roll ’em in it). Get rid of any excess sugar.
- If you want to give them that authentic salami look, wrap ’em up in some kitchen twine.
Some tips and notes for you:
- If pistachios aren’t your thing, feel free to use almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, or any other nuts that tickle your taste buds.
- Keep your chocolate salami cool and snug in the fridge.
- For an extra flavor kick, toss in your favorite liquor or some brewed coffee. But remember, this part’s optional.
If you’re skipping the coffee or liquor, just use the same amount of milk instead. Enjoy!
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