It’s obvious that Salame de Chocolate (Chocolate Salami) has a European origin for us Goan’s. It is made mostly for Christmas and Easter in Goa. But in our household it was made for Birthday Parties along with Marie Biscuit Cake(spin-off Italian Tiramisu) because it makes for a rich decadent dessert. The melt in your mouth Salami would always impress our friends as it’s not a very common dessert in Goa. So if you are a vegetarian who has heard about the real deal Italian salami than this one is for you my friend :-).
In Goa we get Marie Biscuits, but if you are in the US and have no access to it you can use Graham Crackers. If you want to make it just for adults than add a tablespoon of rum or brandy. You can skip the egg yolks and replace it with heavy cream. The Goan version for Salame de Chocolate (Chocolate Salami) does not use nuts but I have added pistachios.
Serving Size: 6-8
8 tbsp of thawed unsalted butter
4 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
6-7 tbsp of fine sugar
2 egg yolks or 5 tbsp of heavy cream
1 tsp of vanilla essence
18 roughly crushed Marie biscuits
1/4 cup crushes pistachios (optional)
1 tbsp of rum/ brandy (optional)
pinch of salt
With a hand mixer blend the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt for 1 minute on slow speed. Next add the cocoa powder carefully and mix again for about 2 minutes. The frosting should look glossy.
Next add the crushed biscuit, pistachios and rum/brandy and mix them together with a spatula.
Transfer onto a plastic wrap to form a cylindrical shape. Tighten both ends of the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hours till the butter hardens.
Serve right away along with a hot cup of tea.