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This is now the third Italian recipe of all five on the blog. Can you tell I miss Italian food? :D
It's another sweet treat. A decadent, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate biscuit that's called "salame di cioccolato," or "chocolate salami." Don't worry, it's not some weird dessert with meat in it. It's just a long chocolate biscuit log that resembles salami, especially when you cut into it.
200 g dark chocolate (*see Notes)
2 1/4 cups (200 g) chopped biscuits
scant 1/2 cup (60 g) nuts of your choice (** see Notes)
3 Tbs (42 g) sunflower oil- or any neutral oil
1/3 cup (75 g) almond milk- or milk of your choice
zest of 1 orange (optional)
powdered sugar to lightly coat (optional)
Place a heat proof bowl over a pot with about 2 inches of boiling water. Turn the heat down, place the chocolate in the bowl and allow it to melt. You could also melt the chocolate in a microwave.
In the meantime, roughly chop the biscuits and nuts. Make sure not to chop them too small. We actually want some larger chunks (around 2 cm) throughout the mixture.
When the chocolate has cooled slightly, add the biscuits, nuts, oil, milk and optional orange zest. If the chocolate is still hot, add the milk and oil first, then mix to cool it down before adding the biscuits and nuts.
Mix everything together before placing the mixture in the center of a large piece of parchment paper. Lift the side of parchment paper closest to you over the mixture and shape it into a long cylinder. Then use the other sides of the parchment paper, as necessary, to get a more regular shape.
Roll the chocolate cylinder in the parchment paper and twist the ends like a candy wrapper. Place it in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight to harden completely.
When it is set, unroll it and lightly coat with some powdered sugar.
Slice it and enjoy!
*I highly recommend dark chocolate, as it's not overwhelmingly sweet. If the one you choose is too bitter for your taste, you can always add a little sugar (2- 4 Tbs). If you end up using semi sweet though, it would be about 1 cup in chocolate chips.
**If you don't have or don't like nuts, you can replace it with more chopped biscuits.