Salame de Chocolate

6 Mar

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 :-).

chocolate-salami-de-goan-christmas-sweets-recipe-italian-portuguese-cacaoIn 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

plastic wrap


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.


79 Responses to “Salame de Chocolate”

  1. urbanmonique March 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm #


    • Nandini March 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

      Thank you so much ☺

  2. urbanmonique March 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on urbanmonique and commented:
    Check out this incredible offering from my pal Nandini – don’t know about y’all, but I am SO making this ASAP!

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:27 am #

      Thank You so much and for your kind words. I truly appreciate it very much Monique 🙂

  3. Mr. Militant Negro March 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:29 am #

      As always, you are so kind Jueseppi. Thank You very much 🙂

  4. Sue March 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    yes please!

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:30 am #

      You sure can have it Sue 🙂

  5. Aruna Panangipally March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    This is such a simple yet delicious recipe, Nandini. I am going to try this right away. 🙂 I have all the ingredients at home.

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Aruna, yes it is very simple and decadent. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know how it goes for you 🙂

  6. renxkyoko March 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Archived ! ! This recipe is not intimidating ! ! Thanks for sharing.

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:33 am #

      You are so welcome and yes you will be surprised with the easy in making this recipe 🙂

  7. Fade, the food concoctionist March 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    looks yummmmy 🙂

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:34 am #

      Thank you so much Fade

  8. Smart Food Solutions March 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Reblogged this on Smart Food Solutions and commented:
    I know this we call it Salam de biscuiți cu chocolate :))

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog. I appreciate it very much :-).

  9. stateeats March 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Q for you: What kind of cookies are those Marie biscuits? Ideas for subs as I have never seen them here in the States? – Kat

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      Kat they taste very similar to Animal cookies or Graham Crackers biscuits. You will find them at Indian or Mexican stores. If not you can substitute it with Graham Crackers.

  10. Colin Noel-Johnson March 6, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    Looks and sounds good! I think this would be really good during the summer when it’s too hot to bake much.

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      Yes Colin, as it is a no bake dessert. But be cautioned it softens easily so you want to eat it right after you take it out of the refrigerator.

  11. elenisempanadas March 7, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    This is very similar to a Greek dessert called Kormo which we make for Christmas too. Thank you for sharing this variation. I love the addition of pistachios.

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      That is so nice to know Elenis 🙂

  12. Maccabros March 7, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    looks delicious…

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  13. shwyny March 7, 2015 at 3:58 am #

    Wow this seems yummy! Will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:50 am #

      You are so welcome 🙂

  14. mlhutchinson March 7, 2015 at 4:07 am #

    I would love to give this a try! When you say “fine sugar” do you mean powdered?

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      I am sorry for the confusion. It’s fine granulated sugar as you want the crunch of the sugar when you bite into the salami slice which powder sugar does not have. Let me know how it works out when you give it a try.

  15. Carol Ann Hoel March 7, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    What possibly could chocolate not make better? Ha. Looks delicious! Blessings to you, Nandini…

    • Nandini March 7, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      Thank You so much Carol. And yes chocolate it is :-). Blessing to you too Carol.

  16. teagan geneviene March 7, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Oh, super wow! Hugs. 😀

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank You so much Teagan 🙂

  17. fromthefamilytable March 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    This looks sinfully chocolate. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Yes it is. After you eat it you got to go for a 10 mile run :-).

  18. LBcruiseshipblogger March 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Sounds delicious.

  19. HotDish March 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I really want to try this!!

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

      You got to, it is delicious 🙂

  20. Searching For Ironman March 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    Yummy! I know a similar recipe that is South African but it isn’t made in a “log/salami” it’s made in a container. I’m definitely going to try this one though, the added pistachios sound great. I might even try some Kahlua (coffee liqueur) or Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur). Thanks for sharing! Christina

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Oh wow! Thanks for the info Christina. It sound very much like Marie Biscuit Cake which is made in a container and the biscuits are dipped in dark black coffee.

      • Searching For Ironman March 10, 2015 at 1:07 am #

        Yes, I can imagine that the coffee will just enhance it, being a coffee lover myself. Can’t wait to try them!

  21. jmsabbagh March 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Luscious and delicious.Chocolate Paradise.

  22. charmbutterfly19 March 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    At first I thought it was a chocolate covered sausage, that could be interesting! I’ve gotta try your recipe looks yum!! 💜

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

      Lol :-). I hope you do give it a try.

  23. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues March 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Hey Nandini!

    Salame de chocolate looks phenomenal, even before We have tried it. Is this dessert made very often in Goa? I never ate this dessert in Goa. I remember the MARIE BISCUIT though. Me mum liked this biscuit very much. Everytime, I went to Goa on holiday, I used to go to Margao maket to buy Marie biscuit for mum. I wonder weather they still make this biscuits It is great to know that one of Our own comes out with the most appetising recipes. You make Us proud. You really do.

    Bon appetit!


    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank You Mr Stan for your kind words. Salame de Chocolate is not made too often and not too many Goan’s make it now a days. I would say it is one dessert that is being slowly forgotten. Marie Biscuit Cake is still made in Goa but again not found too often. Guess more western influences are changing the dessert scenes in Goa. And yes you can still find Marie Biscuit in Goa :-).

  24. Feast Wisely March 7, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    I honestly thought this would have salami in it – my mistake, looks like a delicious treat!

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

      Lol :-). Guess I almost got you ;-).

  25. kolukulurisnigdharao March 8, 2015 at 4:40 am #

    wow tat looks good

  26. sierracrafts March 8, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    That looks and sounds very delicious!

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

      Thank You and it is delicious 🙂

  27. Renate Flynn March 9, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    This looks incredible. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank You so much Renate 🙂

  28. Ch'kara March 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on From Ch'kara's Kitchen Cauldron and commented:
    This looks a bit decadent and yum

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog. It was indeed very kind of you 🙂

  29. athousandtimestooshort March 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Looking forward to trying this – perhaps I’ll ditch the ‘no sugar until Saturday’ rule that I made about two hours ago. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Nandini March 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

      Hahaha! It is a hard decision to keep with all the sugary foods around 🙂

  30. Msz Know-It-All March 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    How delectably delicious is this.. yuM!

  31. Ruta March 11, 2015 at 2:04 am #

    Amazing and quite simple…Loved it, will definitely try this… 🙂 Looks yummy…!!!

    • Nandini March 11, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

      Thank You so much Ruta 🙂

  32. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues March 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Hey Mick! Another dessert recipe for You, from Nandini (USA). Hope You like it. CheerioStan

    Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:16:12 +0000 To:

  33. curlsxoxo March 24, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    Yum! Great photos!

  34. Maiu March 30, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Oh wow, I remember this from my childhood….haven’t done it forever!!! Thank you for reminding me 😉

    • Nandini March 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

      I am happy it brought back happy memories 🙂

  35. GreatChowJay April 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Love your Blog – that salame de chocolate looks amazing – it looks incredible – nice images !

    • Nandini April 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

      Thank You Jason, appreciate it very much.

  36. 4utu April 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Another amazing WOW post! Love it 🙂

    • Nandini April 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

      Thank You again Estela 🙂

  37. Mariposaoro May 5, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    I’m lucky enough to buy these from Italian and Portuguese delis.. Turrón, and sugared almonds are two Easter favourites for me..

    • Nandini May 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      Lucky you :-). where I live the Italian and Portuguese community are not that big so not too many specialty store.

      • Mariposaoro May 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

        Oh.. I always thought Cali had loads of Italians there.. Not as many as New Jersey, but a sizable amount.

  38. Mariposaoro May 5, 2015 at 5:08 am #

    Maria biscuits.. These are in pound shops in England.. I can’t believe you can’t get them in the U.S..

    • Nandini May 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      They are hard to find in La.

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