Chocolate Salami Recipe ~ Quick no bake recipes for kids this Christmas
Chocolate Salami ~ No bake dessert for kids
Are you looking for some quick no bake recipes for kids this holiday season? A perfect holiday dessert that fits the bill is an Italian chocolate log that resesmbles a salami (a hard cured Italian sausage). Chocolate Salami recipe is one of the easiest desserts to put together with the least effort. This no bake dessert recipe is popular in Russia, the Balkans and across Europe especially Italy and Portugal. The authentic version uses eggs, butter, biscuits, sugar and cocoa powder and is prepared during festive times like Easter and Christmas.
Chocolate salami mixture rolled into a log ~ Set chocolate salami being sliced
I have prepared an eggless version and adapted Giada’s chocolate salami recipe which is a winner. There are numerous variations of this popular dessert and the add ons can include assorted nuts like pistachio, almonds and walnuts and dried fruits of your choice. I used homemade rum soaked dried fruits and nuts. It can be served with tea or coffee or as an after dinner dessert which makes for a sweet ending to any festive celebration. I would rate chocolate salami as one of the best Christmas dessert recipes!
Marie Biscuits - 200 gms (OR biscotti/shortbread/any biscuit of your choice)
Butter - 6 tbsps
Dark Chocolate - 1 1/3 cups, chopped
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Toasted nuts of your choice (chopped) OR Rum soaked dried fruits and nuts - 1 cup (I used rum soaked dried fruits and nuts)
Orange zest - 1 tsp (optional)
Method for making Chocolate Salami
In bowl, break the biscuits into small pieces. Do not powder them. Add the rum soaked dried fruits and nuts OR chopped nuts of your choice and mix with the broken biscuits. Set aside.
Place the butter in a stainless steel or heat proof bowl and place this bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler). Allow the butter to melt. Add the chopped dark chocolate and allow the chocolate to melt. Stir to mix well. Once the chocolate melts, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Turn off flame and allow this mixture to cool a bit.
Add the chopped biscuits and nuts mixture to the butter-chocolate mixture and mix well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 15 mt to 20 mts till it lightly hardens but moldable.
On the work surface, place a layer of cling film/plastic wrap. Place the chocolate biscuit mixture in the center and shape into a log. With the help of the cling film to shape the mixture into a log.
Tightly wrap the log similar to a 'salami' (italian sausage) shape. Twist the ends and tie the ends in a knot. Place in the fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
Once it is set, remove from fridge. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 mts. Unwrap the cling film and dust with powdered sugar. (I did not follow this step).
Cut into 1/2" slices and serve.
You can use chopped walnuts, pistachios or almonds.
When preparing for kids, avoid rum soaked dried fruits and nuts.
You can add 1 tsp instant coffee powder to the butter chocolate mixture and mix well.
Chocolate Salami can be frozen for a few weeks. When you want to serve the salami, remove from freezer and place in fridge the earlier night.
If you are in a hurry, place the log in the freezer for an hour or till it hardens and then remove, unwrap, slice and serve.
By Sailu Published:
Chocolate Salami recipe is one of those easy, quick no bake recipes for kids. An Italian dessert made with biscuits, chocolate & nuts for Christmas gifting.
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