Ever tried a slice of this awesome chocolate dessert? Chocolate Salami is an easy, fast, kid-friendly and no-bake dessert that Italians eat for merenda – the afternoon snack. I’ve tested a few versions, but the one I like best is made with dark chocolate, hazelnuts and crushed tea biscuits.
- Melt the chocolate until smooth in a bain-marie (a heatproof bowl suspended over a saucepan of simmering water (but not touching the water).
- Meanwhile roughly crush the biscuits (you can use the smooth side of a meat tenderizer). They need to be rubble, not dust.
- Chocolate should be ready. Remove from heat.
- Crumble hazelnuts in a chopper.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the hazelnuts along with the warm chocolate, and add the biscuits. Mix throughly until you have a smooth mixture.
- Try it – If you see that the chocolate is too much compared to the crushed biscuit, crumble more biscuits and add them to the mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to a sheet of parchment paper and mould the mixture into a fat salame-like log. If you need to, use your hands — you’ll have fun, it’s very messy :) — use the salami as a rolling pin and roll, roll until you get to the salami shape.
- Keep the salami in the parchment paper wrapping and cover it completely with foil. Then put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. Before serving, you can even get very creative: massage it with powdered sugar and string it up to give that actual salami look :)