Today's recipe is for the Vegan version of one of my favorite childhood desserts - Sweet Salami!
As usual, it is easy to make, you can always add more nuts or dry fruits of choice, and of course, it tastes absolutely like back then ;)
Mine was always with some rum, even though back then it was just the essence, but things are real now, so I'm adding a hint of good old rum.
Grab the recipe along with some Sweet Salami history ;)
Chocolate Salami is a traditional Portuguese dessert made from dark chocolate. It is also known as Salame al Cioccolato in Italy and chocolate chouriço in Portuguese with broken cookies, butter and eggs being the other ingredients used to create it. The dessert also makes use of port wine or rum which is not considered to be essential in other parts of Europe.
The dessert is believed to be of Italian origin having been created in Sicily
The suffix, salami is used to highlight the similarity in appearance and not because of the ingredients which remains meat-less. The chocolate-based dessert is formed into a long log-like structure like the meat product and cut into circular discs while serving. The dark red colored chocolate, mottled with bits of white cookie portions, resemble the meat and fat of salami slices respectively. A few of the variations contain nuts like the hazelnuts or almonds and are truffle-shaped. The chocolate can also be prepared with honey which is used as the binder instead of eggs
The chocolate salami is now available commercially and is extremely popular in Europe. It is usually served with coffee at rustic Italian eateries.
The History of Russian Chocolate Salami(CHOCOLATE SAUSAGE)
Russian Chocolate Salami became popular during Soviet times.
The dessert is made with tea biscuits, walnuts, butter, cocoa, sugar, and milk. These are very simple ingredients that most people had on hand or could find in local grocery stores. Chocolate Salami was also sometimes made using leftover homemade vanilla cookies.
Although today the variety of recipes for homemade treats and desserts in Russian cuisine is much more extensive, chocolate salami is still very popular.
Many have childhood memories of helping out in the kitchen to make Chocolate Salami.
What can be better than messing around with chocolate and biscuits and then licking your fingers when you are done?
Older children could even make it themselves without any help from adults. That’s why many call Chocolate Salami “a taste of childhood”. *source
So let's jump to the recipe!
Prep: 15 min
Servings: 2 salami (16 portions)
Calories per serving: 192 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
350 gr. biscuits (homemade recipe)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger, nutmeg
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2/3 cup walnuts
2/3 cup hazelnut
200 gr. chocolate (melted)
1/2 cup plant milk
1/3 cup sugar (or any other sweetener)
1/3 cup rum
Step 1: Place 1/3 of the biscuits into a food processer and blend into almost flour consistency.
Step 2: In a large bowl place the blended biscuits and with your hands break the rest of the biscuits, add in spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg), cocoa powder, and nuts. Mix until well combined.
Step 3: Melt the chocolate (on a water bath or in the microwave) and add in the sugar, rum and milk, stirring consistently for a few minutes. Pour it on top of the dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 4: On a baking paper place half of the mix and with your hands for a salami-like form and roll into the paper. Fix the edges. Place in the freezer for at least an hour. Repeat with the remaining mix.
Step 5: Keep it in the freezer for up to 1 month.