Hey guys! Back in my travels in Portugal I tried something that looked very much like black pudding. In fact, it was a chocolate salami, which involves biscuits encased in chocolate and wrapped to make a salami shape. Earlier this month, I made my own version!
Ingrediens I used
7oz dark chocolate
3oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
3oz rich tea biscuits
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- I filled a small saucepan with some water and placed a glass bowl on top of it. While that was heating up, I broke up the pieces of rich tea biscuits (the recipe usually calls for Maria cookies, but rich tea is a good alternative). This process was very tedious, and it’s helpful to have someone else help you, or do this the night before.
- I then added the dark chocolate and butter and mixed until it had all melted.
- In the meantime, I added the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract into a bowl and mixed them. It doesn’t need to be super-good, just make sure that the eggs are broken up and it’s just well-mixed.
- I slowly added the egg mixture to the chocolate mix, and mixed through until the sugar had dissolved. I then
- I left the mixture to sit for around for about an hour to let it cool fully, and then I broke out the parchment paper!
- Because the parchment paper had to be unrolled, I needed something to hold it down. This is why you buy GFuel, kids!
- I lumped the chocolate mix onto the paper, and rolled it up, twisting it at the ends. It looked very suspicious.
8. I put them in the fridge so that they could harden and solidify. And I will admit that they aren’t as thick as the normal ones you’d find, but I tried, and they tasted lovely!
So that was my first foray into Portuguese desserts. I might make some pastel de natas next, who knows?