May 10

Chocolate salami


That’s the kind of salame that every pig is happy with! It’s a very simple recipe that is especially successful with children, but even if you have no children around it’s still worthwhile making it.
This recipe made me and my brother happy many times when we were kids, it’s quite popular in Italy and it’s starting to appear in the Uk as well.

Once made, it keeps very well in the fridge and you can just cut off a slice as you need.


100 gr unsalted butter

100 gr sugar

60 gr of cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1 egg, beaten

125 gr of dry plain biscuits (like “rich tea” biscuits) crushed into small pieces

In a bowl over a pan of boiling water, melt the butter and add the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Take off the heat and add the cocoa powder, mixing really well.

Let the butter mix cool down a little, then stir in the beaten egg and the biscuits. Mix really well.

Lay a piece of aluminum foil with the shiny side down and put the mix on it, then roll in the mixture so that you end up with a sausage, twist the end and rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours before cutting it.

This is the basic recipe, if you want to make it more posh, you can add pistacchio nuts or hazelnuts and raisins.




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