I Made Portuguese Chocolate Salami

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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

2 eggs

3oz rich tea biscuits

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

My Method

  1. 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.
  2. I then added the dark chocolate and butter and mixed until it had all melted.
  3. 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.
  4. I slowly added the egg mixture to the chocolate mix, and mixed through until the sugar had dissolved. I then
  5. 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!
  6. Because the parchment paper had to be unrolled, I needed something to hold it down. This is why you buy GFuel, kids!
  7. I lumped the chocolate mix onto the paper, and rolled it up, twisting it at the ends. It looked very suspicious.
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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?

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