Chocolate-hazelnut salami

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PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

6 hrs 30 min

* PLUS Serves: 4
Chocolate-hazelnut salami

Chocolate-hazelnut salami. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Make this heavenly chocolate indulgence the centrepiece of a dessert "charcuterie" board made up of sweet biscuits.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts , (60 g)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds , (60 g)
  • 2 170-g pkgs good-quality dark chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , (75 g)
  • 2 tbsp 35% cream
  • 3 tbsp hazelnut liqueur , or Amaretto
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup coarsely crumbled gluten-free amaretti cookies amaretti cookies , (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar , (60 g)

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 400F. Place hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in centre of oven for 5 min, then transfer to a tea towel. Rub hazelnuts until most of skin flakes off. Place almonds on same baking sheet. Toast in centre of oven until golden, 3 to 4 min.
  • COMBINE chocolate with butter and cream in a microwave-safe medium bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, for 2 min. Stir until smooth. Stir in liqueur and vanilla. Stir in amaretti cookies, almonds and hazelnuts until well coated. Refrigerate until chocolate starts to firm up, about 1 hour.
  • LAY 2 large pieces of plastic wrap on the counter. Divide semi-firm chocolate mixture in half and scrape each portion onto centre of a plastic sheet. Shape each into an 8-in.-long log (about 1 1/2 in. thick). Wrap tightly with plastic, and twist the ends. Then roll back and forth until sides are smooth. Refrigerate until chocolate is just firm, about 1 hour. Roll logs back and forth again. Refrigerate until very firm, 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  • POUR icing sugar onto a baking sheet. Remove plastic wrap from logs, then roll in sugar. Brush off excess sugar using a pastry brush. Let salami come to room temperature before cutting 1/2-in. slices with a serrated knife.

Storage Tip

Once chocolate is firm and has been rolled in icing sugar, it can be kept at room temperature, wrapped with plastic, for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 337,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Iron