Salame de chocolate

15 Jul

Salame de chocolate (Portuguese chocolate salami)

Portugal’s salame de chocolate is a little bit of kitchen fun.

A rich chocolately mixture studded with biscuits and nuts, shaped into a sausage and rolled in powdered sugar to resemble one of those dry-cured salamis.

Unsurprisingly, salame de chocolate was a big hit with the kids, both of whom gave it top marks.

My husband thought I was shamelessly appealing to the judges, and marked accordingly. I was annoyed at myself for tossing in extra biscuits, which made the salame de chocolate crumbly to cut.

I also think it could be even better with a splash of booze – Cointreau maybe?

My recipe is adapted from this one on the Easy Portuguese website.

Salame de chocolate

  • 25g slivered almonds
  • 25g slivered pistachios
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tb cocoa powder
  • 200g 70% dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
  • 20 Maria (or Rich Tea) biscuits, broken into large pieces
  • 2 Tb icing sugar
  1. In a small non-stick frying pan, dry fry the almonds and pistachios until golden and fragrant. Tip into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over a medium flame, melt the caster sugar, butter, egg yolks, cocoa powder and chocolate pieces together. Stir until you have a smooth, chocolate sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce into the mixing bowl with the nuts. Stir in the broken biscuits.
  4. Cover and chill for 15-30 minutes, until the mixture is starting to set but is still malleable.
  5. Spoon the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper (or baking parchment). Shape into into a long, salami shape, then wrap tightly, securing the ends with twist ties.
  6. Chill until firm (at least 3-4 hours). Unwrap the salami and roll in icing sugar until completely coated. Wrap again, and store in the fridge until ready to slice.

Family score: 9.5 out of 10

3 Responses to “Salame de chocolate”

  1. chefkreso July 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    Oh I just love this! We have a small patisserie near my house where they make these, love it 😀

    • Andrea July 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

      I’ve never come across it before… lucky you having somewhere to buy it 🙂

      • chefkreso July 17, 2018 at 8:58 am #

        We do, I remember as a kid going to the pastry shop and using my money to buy some, it’s a bit harder now to find it, but still patisseries like this one have it 🙂

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