Salame di cioccolata

No wonder that chocolate salami is one of those recipes you find in children’s cookbooks (did you have Grandma Duck’s one?)! This dessert, very common in Italy and Portugal,  is as a matter of fact “childproof”, meaning both that kids really love it but also that they can easily prepare it on their own: there is no need to bake, to knead nor to use any mixer or grinder. But despite its simplicity, you can be 100% sure that once it’s on the table all your guests will be very happy to eat it, no matter their age. Maybe the reason of its sure success is because it brings us back to our childhood, but it could also be because of its delicious taste of chocolate and smell of butter… who knows, give yourself a try and let us know!And finally, a small thought: it’s always better to prefer a home-made dessert, made with simple good ingredients, rather than any packaged, pre-assembled sweet. Grandma Duck knew it better!

Serves 5-6 friends- Very Easy– Prep time: 30 minutes (+ 2 hours in the freezer)

You will need:

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  • 300 g of dry biscuits;
  • 250 g of sugar;
  • 100 g of butter;
  • 100 g of cocoa powder;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 2 tablespoons of liqueur (or vanilla flavour).

How to:

  1. Cut the butter into cubes and melt it over low heat;
  2. let cool  for at least ten minutes;
  3. meanwhile mix together the sugar and the cocoa;
  4. crumble the cookies into pieces;
  5. pour all the ingredients in a large bowl, adding the eggs and pouring the butter little by little;
  6. stir well with a wooden spoon from the long handle (the mixture is sticky and is better if you don’t knead it with your hands);
  7. once the ingredients are well mixed, spread the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper;
  8. with the help of the baking paper, make the dough compact and give it “the shape of a salami”;
  9. transfer it on a sheet of wax paper and wrap it with care;
  10. store in the freezer for at least 1-2 hours before serving;
  11. cut into thick slices about 1 cm and serve cold.

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