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Sweet Salami - Salame Dolce:  a simple, showy, chocolate candy, a traditional Tuscan recipe









Salame Dolce or Sweet Salami

A traditional Tuscan chocolate candy








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What Is It?

This traditional Tuscan recipe is called Sweet Salami because it's made to look like a salami.

It's actually a delicate, refined, chocolate candy.

It's embarrassingly simple to make.

It looks wonderful served on a special occasion.

It tastes great with a cup of coffee or tea, instead of a cookie/biscuit or piece of cake. 


The Ingredients

3 cups (300 grams) crushed cookies/biscuits, leave some chunks if you want a rough 'salami' look (as in the picture), use dry cookies such as Marie Biscuits, Vanilla Wafers, or Amaretti

1/2 cup (50 grams) cocoa power

1/2 cup liquid (100 dl) such as orange juice for a non-alcoholic candy, or a liquor or sweet wine like Marsala, or a hard liquor like whiskey, rum or brandy

1 cup (150 grams) powdered sugar (I replace this with the powdered diabetic sugar to taste and the texture becomes more like fudge)

2/3 cup (150 grams) butter, melted


How to Make It

Mix the dry ingredients (crushed cookies, cocoa powder, powdered sugar)

Add the wet ingredients (liquid, melted butter).

Cut two lengths of waxed paper, one for each 'salami', and have four ties ready for the ends.

Sprinkle each paper with white flour.

Roll each 'salami':  Put half the dough on each paper, spread out into a line.  Roll it up into a log, making sure the sides and end are lightly covered with the flour.  Tie each end.

Set the logs in the refrigerator for a few hours.  You can keep it in the fridge longer, of course.  But it needs at least a few hours to set well.  To speed this up, you can set them in the freezer.

Remove the wrapping, slice and serve.  Slice it diagonally to make it look even more like a real salami.

No cooking involved

Easy to make

Refined, delicate flavor

Make it with or without alcohol