Our Favourite Chocolate Salami / by Linda Klimack

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This decadent chocolate salami makes a unique dessert or snack to serve with tea. It's perfect for when you want to make something ahead with no fuss on the day of your event. Try our basic recipe or mix it up with some of the variations below!

Basic Recipe

1 cup fruit and/or nuts
2 tablespoons alcohol
1 cup good quality chocolate
⅓ cup whipping cream
4 oz dried plain crispy cookies such as ladyfingers or sugar cookies
½ cup icing sugar 

  • Lay out 2 pieces of plastic wrap about 15 x 15" on the counter side by side.
  • Marinate the fruit in the alcohol at least 1 hour.
  • Pulverize half of cookies in a food processor - about ¾ cup.
  • Break the remaining pieces in small pieces.
  • Melt chocolate and whipping cream.
  • Stir in pulverized cookies.
  • Add fruit, alcohol, nuts and cookie pieces and mix.
  • Pour half of the chocolate mixture onto each piece of plastic wrap.
  • Roll the plastic wrap to form a log.
  • Twist the ends and tie with a twist tie pushing the chocolate into the centre to form a solid log.
  • Refrigerate overnight for the chocolate to set.
  • When ready to serve, take the Salami out of the plastic wrap and rub with icing sugar.
  • Cut ½” slices with a knife that has been run under hot water and dried.
  • Serve with crisp biscuits or fancy crackers, grapes or slices of fruit, or dried fruit.
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Variations

  1. TUTTI FRUITI
  2. Chocolate - bittersweet chocolate
    Fruit & Nuts – apricots, prunes & raisins
    Alcohol - Cruzan Rum
     
  3. CHERRY CONTRARY
    Chocolate – ½ milk & ½ semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – sour cherries & cranberries
    Alcohol – cherry brandy
     
  4. GINGER LOVERS
    Chocolate - semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – diced ginger
    Alcohol – ginger liqueur
     
  5. NUTS FOR COFFEE
    Chocolate – ½ semisweet & ½ cappuccino
    Fruit & Nuts – whole hazelnuts
    Alcohol – Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
     
  6. PISTACHIO DELIGHT
    Chocolate – ½ milk & ½ semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – pistachios & 2 drops of pistachio oil
    Alcohol – white rum or apricot brandy
     
  7. PECRAN
    Chocolate – ½ milk & ½ semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – chopped pecans & cranberries
    Alcohol – apricot brandy
     
  8. JAVA CRAN
    Chocolate – ½ milk & ½ semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – slivered almonds, cranberries & 2 drops of coffee oil
    Alcohol - Kahlua
     
  9. CARAMEL PECAN
    Chocolate – ½ Valrhona Caramel & ½ semisweet
    Fruit & Nuts – whole pecans
    Alcohol - Kahlua