The chocolate orange salami is one of my favourite desserts to make: it's easy, it's cheap and practically everyone likes it. Moreover, at a time like this where expensive energy seems to be giving us a bad winter, the fact that it is without cottura is an added plus: the oven is a very expensive appliance! After trying several, I have come up with this foolproof recipe that I hope you will like. I'm a bit of a disaster at making the characteristic shape of salami... but it tastes so good that no one has ever complained! 😄

This recipe for chocolate orange salami is perfect for children as it contains no alcohol... but it is even more perfect for us wine lovers because we can pair it, without conditioning, with all those dessert and fortified wines that go well with chocolate. 😍

Chocolate orange salami: the ingredients (6 generous portions)

  • 200 g dark chocolate;
  • 200 g dry biscuits, I use Oro Saiwa;
  • 100 g candied orange
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 orange
  • 30 g butter
  • icing sugar or cocoa powder to dust

Chocolate orange salami: procedure

Chocolate salami, step 1

Boil water (fill with water up to half) in a saucepan, then place a pan-sized bowl on top so that it acts as a cover and the water does not splash out. Add the butter and chocolate.

Chocolate Orange Salami Recipe

Chocolate salami, step 2

Put the biscuits in a bowl and break them up with your hands, leaving some coarser pieces (should look like the fat lard of salami).

Chocolate salami, step 3

Cut the candied orange into cubes of about 1-2 cm in size without worrying about being precise and add them to the bowl of biscuits.

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Chocolate Orange Salami Recipe

Chocolate salami, step 4

Whip the eggs with the sugar until thick, light and fluffy.

Chocolate Orange Salami Recipe

Chocolate salami, step 5

Add the eggs to the bowl with the chocolate and melted butter and stir gently from the bottom up to incorporate them. When the mixture is smooth, wait 5 minutes then remove from the bain-marie. Now transfer the mixture to a bowl at room temperature and place in the fridge for a few minutes to rest.

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Chocolate Salami, step 6

Squeeze an orange and add it a little at a time to the chocolate, butter, egg and sugar mixture. Then add it to the biscuits and candied orange in pieces and stir gently with a spoon. There is no need to stir a lot: it is sufficient that all the biscuits are well blended. Do not use a whisk or anything else to stir so as not to break the biscuits further.

Chocolate Salami, step 7

Cut a piece of greaseproof paper and pour the mixture into the centre strip, leaving 4/5 cm space at the edges to roll up the greaseproof paper and give it the classic salami shape. Leave in the freezer for 1 hour or 4 hours in the fridge... depending on how much you want to eat it!

Chocolate orange salami

Chocolate Salami, step 8

Dust with icing sugar or bitter cocoa powder (or both) to give it the classic salami look with a light exterior. I only use cocoa because I am not a fan of icing sugar! Cut into slices about half a centimetre thick.

Chocolate orange salami

The chocolate orange salami will keep for 2 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer... but in my house it never even lasted 24 hours! I recommend trying it with a passito red wine such as a Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG.

Cheers 🍷


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