The other night our friend surprised us with a chocolate salame.
It’s not as weird as it sounds. A “salame di cioccolato” is a common Italian dessert, and no meat involved.
(*Note: In English it’s referred to as a “chocolate salami.” For some reason, Italian words in English are always changed into their plural form. Like “panini.” It’s annoying when someone orders a “panini” in the USA, it’s PANINO).
Chocolate salame is made with sweet biscuits, chocolate, butter, eggs, and a little bit of rum. The original recipe calls for dark chocolate, but you can make variations with either white or milk chocolate. The ingredients are rolled and packaged into a salame shape, hence the name. It is even served like a real salame, cut up into round slices with visible specks of biscuit bits instead of fat. Very amusing!
They are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers. They are soft and chewy, with the biscuit pieces adding a nice little crunch.