Chocolate salami, sweet italian creativity
Chocolate salami, or salame di cioccolato, is a curious, but appropriate name for this Italian chocolate masterpiece. It really looks like its cured meat cousin, especially when sliced. The chocolate salami recipe however couldn’t be different. It is a specialty of diverse regions of Italy, and usually eaten around the holidays. This is how it’s made:
Melt 200g of dark chocolate a bagnomaria (in a double saucepan) until liquid without lumps. Then thoroughly mix in 150g of softened butter, not right out of the refrigerator. Pour it together with the melted chocolate with 2 eggs and 100g of sugar and 300g of dry cookies crumbled by hand. Let the preparation cool in a large bowl making sure it is well mixed.
After a moldable consistency is reached begin to work it into the shape of a salami by rolling it on a sheet of baking paper. Wrap this budding chocolate salami in two layers of aluminum foil, and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Once cold, it is ready to be cut.
This won’t happen, but if any should remain, it must be consumed in a couple of days. It can even be frozen. It can also be served with gelato cream or fresh panna.