Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Nut Salami


Salame al Cioccolato


A very rich dessert, this chocolate nut salami, is very decadent. This salami shaped roll is creamy yet crunchy. Adding the crumbled butter cookies to the melted chocolate gives a great texture to this chocolate dessert. The espresso grounds always compliments any chocolate recipe.


Chocolate Nut Salami
24 butter cookies, 1 cup
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon espresso, finely grind-ed
1/4 cup almonds, ground
1/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped


Place cookies in a food processor and blend, set aside. Place chocolate in a double boiler with 1 tablespoon butter simmer till chocolate melts. Remove from heat, cool for a few minutes, then stir in egg yolks, coffee, vanilla and the remaining butter. Pour in 3/4 cup of crushed cookies, add almond flour, almonds, and pistachios. Cover with plastic wrap and rest for 1 hour. Lightly oil wax paper, then shape into a 14 inch roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 4 hours. Spread remaining cookies and roll salami until the entire surface is covered. Let stand 1 hour, slice and serve.


Butter Cookies


2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
1 egg slightly beaten


Mix all ingredients together and spread on a cookie sheet about 1/4 inch high, bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

8 comments:

  1. I haven't eaten this in a long time but you're making me crave it. What a treat and your version looks dynamite - you even made the homemade cookies to go inside. wow.

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  2. oh man that looks good and dangerous to have in the house! wonderful texture too.

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  3. Hi Cioa Chow Linda, This is something to crave for sure!! Thanks for your comment! Chuck :)

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  4. This looks seriously good!! Really!

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  5. Hello Dawn, Now we both have risky zones in our homes!! Yumm.... Thank You :)

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  6. Hi Ash, This is something you should try one day!
    Because you are right my friend. Seriously !! Thank You :)

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  7. Wow, this sounds yummily interesting! I've never had it, but it's time I try!

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  8. Hi La Due, This you will like! Being this is a new and first time created desert for me. I think I would cut back a bit on the nuts next time! Thank You, enjoy :)

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