Chocolate Salami

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Author Notes: This easy, no bake chocolate confection came about after seeing several recipes for it. The original recipes from Artisan Patisserie for the Home Baker was too complicated. I simplified the recipe by eliminating the candied orange peel and added my own twist to it with orange zest, crystallized ginger and orange liqueur soaked cranberries. What I love about this Italian chocolate log is the playful way that it mimics a salami with it's marbleized fat. I will be making several of these logs for the holidays and freezing them. lakelurelady

Makes one log

  • 9 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Whole almonds
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Orange liqueur
  • 1 cup Butter cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Crystallized ginger slices, chopped
  • 2 Egg yolks, beaten
  1. Soak dried cranberries in water and orange liqueur for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. When melted add the sugar, almonds, orange zest, drained cranberries, cookie crumbs and crystallized ginger. Stir and remove from heat. Cool for a few minutes. Add the beaten egg yolks and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Form chocolate mixture into a log. Smooth the surface to be sure none of the filling is sticking out. Wrap the log in wax paper and refrigerate until firm. Slice and serve.
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almost 2 years ago vaughan

what did you use for the butter cookie crumbs? thanks, looks great and i want to try it.


almost 3 years ago jenniebgood

Lakelurelady - I tested this last weekend and thought it was delicious. I love the little flecks of butter cookie and boozy cranberries - it's a great recipe!


over 2 years ago lakelurelady

Thank you jenniebgood!


almost 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

This is too cute and sounds really tasty. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


almost 3 years ago lakelurelady

I am trying to edit this recipe. It should include 1 cup of butter cookie crumbs in the ingredient list.


almost 3 years ago lapadia

Hi! Once we enter a recipe in a contest and while it is in the test kitchen we are not able to edit, later, unless you are a finalist you should be able to edit. But I saw cookie crumbs in step2 and in the ingredients it was written in (kinda), so I pretty much knew that to do. :0 thanks!


almost 3 years ago lapadia

This sounds great, thanks for sharing your recipe!


almost 3 years ago lakelurelady

Thanks lapadia. There is one ingredient missing in the ingredient list. 1 cup of butter cookie crumbs. I have not been able to edit it because of all of the problems with the new format.


almost 3 years ago lakelurelady

Thanks lapadia. There is one item missing from the ingredients list; 1 cup of butter cookie crumbs. The new format is not allowing me to edit the recipe.


about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love this! So glad you didn't put candied fruit in it. This sounds so wonderful and easy!