Sweet Salami

This is a traditional italian homemade dessert that I loved when I was a child: I've now managed to get my mother's recipe.

It is an humor-enhancing mix of fats and cocoa that risks being categorized as a drug, with a nice soft-but-crunchy texture.

It is not really made with leftovers, but it does use the crumbs that remain in the biscuits box, which gives an handy excuse.


Serves, well, depends on who you ask :) between 2 and 10 (as part of a multi-course dessert), I guess,

  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 25 g cocoa
  • 1/2 shot glass rhum
  • 300 g biscuits

Use a mix of biscuits (the UK kind, american cookies); break some in four and add the leftover crumbs and smaller pieces from the box.

Soften the butter, add the sugar and beat them with an (electric) whisk. While still beating add the eggs, one a time, and when mounted the cocoa and finally the rhum. Add the biscuits and mix with a wooden spoon.

Prepare a sheet of parchment paper, put the batter in the middle and form a roll about 30 cm long. Close the parchment paper, press the sausage to compact it and put it in the freezer for at least a few hours.

Cut when frozen in slices about 1.5 cm high, serve cool but not frozen (e.g. after 1 hour in the fridge of 10 minutes at room temperature).

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