If you like sweets food, then you will love this one!
It is also a great one for the kids to help you with, and you only need to have a bit of this chocolate biscuit (as it is rich), so it will last longer.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus time to refrigerate)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: about 20 servings
Ingredients 200 g packet of tea biscuits or plain biscuits
90 g unsalted butter
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
3/4 cup thickened cream
100 g dark chocolate (I used Lindt 70%)
2 tbsp sugar -I used coconut sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp rum or rum essence
Crush the biscuits into small pieces -I used a meat cleaver. Mix these biscuits with the walnuts in a bowl.
Heat the cream and butter over low heat. Add the sugar and stir.
Break the chocolate into pieces and add to the hot butter-cream mixture. Stir until the chocolate melts, then add the cocoa powder and rum essence, and stir well to combine.
Set aside for a few minutes to let the mixture cool slightly.
Add the chocolate mixture into the crushed biscuit-walnut mixture.
Mix thoroughly. The mixture will now be thick and sticky.
Put the mixture on a piece of aluminium foil.
Roll into a sausage/salami shape, and close the foil.
Put in fridge for about 2 hours. When ready to serve, unwrap the chocolate salami and lightly roll it in icing sugar to give it a look of real aged salami. Slice and serve.
The dried cherries would work, but it would no longer look like a salami! the top of mine looks like salami but I didnt shape it properly as I said.
Dont know about dried figs, but cannot see why it would not work with these added
Would glace cherries also work in this? With the addition of these, it would make the 'salami' a bit like a florentine when you cut it. The addition of dried figs might also make it like pan forte? c&c