Chocolate Salame/salame al cioccolato

chocolate salame con espresso

There are some recipe ideas that grab you and just won’t seem to let go – such was the case with this delightful idea from Cucina Italiana! 

Was this the reason I’d been hoarding saving keeping some very nice cocoa powder, from none other than the cioccolatieri at Perugina…? That’s exactly what I was thinking, as I reached into my baking cupboard for the dark & aromatic cocoa powder, picked up on my last trip to bella italia. Many don’t believe in coincidence. I believe things happen for a reason.

Perugina cacao

Whatever cocoa powder you use, make sure it’s of very high quality. With such few ingredients in any recipe, and especially when it’s the main attraction – your final product will only be as good as what you put into it!

chocolate salame

Light in texture but with a seriously decadent chocolate taste, these will remind you of chocolate truffles! 

When I crumbled the plain biscuits (tea biscuits) required for the recipe and while it did seem like perhaps they were too big, it seemed to work out. The moisture and the overnight stay in the fridge rendered them soft, but still with a little crunch. A perfect bite in fact, with a hit of dense chocolate, smooth filling and slight crispness from the cookie. Does it not look like ‘real’ salame…?

chocolate salame

Perfect with an after dinner espresso, or face it, an anytime coffee break, this recipe play on words is simply fantastic-o! It’s quick, easy and so much more than the sum of its parts. For any little ones at the table, serve a shot of milk in the espresso cup – kids of all sizes want to do what the grown-ups are doing~

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