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.


  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.

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

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

  4. This looks seriously good!! Really!

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

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

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

  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 :)