Chocolate salami
Autumn-Fall/Winter

Chocolate salami

Chocolate salami reminds me of my childhood and even now I consider it one of my favorite desserts. You only have to try one slice and you’ll be craving more. The unique thing about this recipe is the Marsala dessert Sicilian wine which gives a special and delicious taste to the dessert. If you prefer, you can replace it with another fine Sicilian dessert wine like Passito di Pantelleria.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

150 g (5 oz) dry digestive cookies, palm oil free

4 tbsp raw sugar

50 g (2 oz) cocoa powder

100 g (3½ oz) chopped roasted hazelnuts

100 g (3½ oz) roasted pistachios

1 large free range organic egg

300 g (11 oz) 70% dark chocolate

150 g (5 oz) butter

2 tbsp Marsala Sicilian wine dessert or Rum (to be avoided if the dessert is made for children) 

Method:

  1. Chop the cookies and add them to the sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnuts and pistachios.
  2. Lightly beat the egg with a fork and add to the cookie mixture.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with the butter. When cool add the Marsala wine and stir into the cookie mixture.
  4. Pour the dough onto parchment paper, sprinkle with more cocoa powder and work it into a sausage shape.
  5. Keep the dough wrapped in parchment paper and store in the refrigerator for 4–5 hours.
  6. Remove the salami from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.
  7. You can present it in its entirety on a serving dish (adding, if necessary, another dusting of cocoa powder) or serve it sliced.

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