Chocolate 'Salami'

    8 hours 35 minutes

    Not salami - instead a fabulous chocolate log made with cocoa, nuts, condensed milk and a touch of cognac. No cook and one-bowl! This recipe makes three logs.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 1/3 cup cognac
    • 400g plain biscuits
    • 1 cup (150g) blanched almonds
    • 375g butter, melted
    • 220g cocoa powder
    • 1 tin (395g) sweetened condensed milk
    • icing sugar for decorating

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours35min 

    1. Soak the sultanas in 2 tablespoons of cognac for 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, break the biscuits with your hands into medium-sized pieces. Add the almonds, butter, cocoa powder, the rest of the cognac and the condensed milk. Add the soaked sultanas and stir it all very well. This will be a very stiff dough and the best way to mix it all is by using your hands. It may seem like it’s not going to come together, but it will, just keep mixing it up until all ingredients are well incorporated, forming a dark, moist dough.
    3. Place a double layer of plastic wrap onto a clean work surface and put 1/3 of the dough in the middle. Using your hands, shape dough into a log about 5cm in diameter. Place log towards one end of the plastic wrap and start rolling the film tightly around the log. Twist the ends of the plastic and tuck them under the log.
    4. Repeat this process to make three logs. Chill the logs in the fridge overnight.
    5. When ready to serve, use a small sieve to sprinkle the outside of the logs with icing sugar (or, if you prefer, sprinkle the icing sugar on a piece of kitchen paper and roll the log on it). Slice with a sharp knife. Enjoy it!


    This freezes well. In theory you could make one big log... but it is much easier to handle in smaller amounts and it means you can have a chocolate salami in the freezer to take to parties or for guests, etc.

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    This was very good and delicious, but I changed the recipe a little. I was a little confused with 2 cups cocoa that the recipe uses, so I used just one cup and it was perfect. I used Orange coconut cookies recipe from this site to substitute tea biscuits and I utilized all cookies. Then I used just about 1/2- 3/4 cup butter and no more. And I think the mixture was a little sticky even with this amount of butter. I added a little coconut flakes. Be sure to refrigerate the salami completely.  -  16 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Absolutely yummy and rich. I made this for a cake sale and people just kept returning for more and to get the recipe  -  27 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was fairly easy to make. It slices OK but it just tastes like chocolate biscuits so I personally didn't think it was worth the effort.  -  10 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)