Maybe you’ve heard of this before and maybe you’ve even had it before, but if you haven’t, don’t be alarmed by the concept of this sweet treat. It’s not chocolate mixed with cured meat – it’s actually more the shape and appearance of this rich and delicious treat that gives it the name of salami.
You’ll find it in many delis and speciality confectionary shops. It’s usually quite expensive, but it’s really easy to prepare at home. I used Lindt chocolate with blueberry – it worked beautifully and tasted even better! Crushed amaretti biscuits are added to the mixture. Amaretti biscuits are almond flavoured Italian biscuits, very similar to the French macaron. You’ll find them at supermarkets or delis. It adds plenty flavour and texture to the salami. So too does the blanched almonds. Then for a special boost of almond flavour I added Amaretto which is an almond liqueur. Imagine being able to drink marzipan – that’s Amaretto! If you’re an almond fan, like me, then you’ll love this liqueur – it’s smooth, nutty and tastes delicious over ice.
Right, so chocolate salami is not a meat food item and my recipe has plenty of almond flavours. Blueberry chocolate does not have to be used, but it does add something special to the final product. Serve chocolate salami at picnics, as dessert or have it as a snack at tea time.