Last summer holiday, whilst we were in Fomentera, we had dinner at a harbour-side restaurant on our last night. Chocolate salame was on the dessert menu. I absolutely loved it. I came home and recreated it. Here it is:


250 grams dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
250 grams amaretti biscuits
100 grams butter
150 grams caster sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
100 grams natural almonds (unskinned), roughly chopped
50 grams hazelnuts (roughly chopped)
A handful of caramelised ginger (roughly chopped)

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bain marie (you could also microwave it in a heavy dish)
  2. Bash the biscuits up into rough little pieces (but not too fine).
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and light.
  4. Gradually add in the eggs and Amaretto.
  5. Sieve the cocoa powder and add to the melted chocolate.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together. Make sure everything is covered with chocolate.
  7. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until the mixture feels like dough (but not too long, because it will solidify in the bowl!)
  8. Shape the mixture into salame and bind tightly with cling film. Chill overnight.
  9. You could dust with icing sugar if you wish.
  10. Keep refrigerated.

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