So I’ve been attending this international gathering of women this fall and one week we all brought food from our countries to share.
Of course Italy totally wins at All Things Food.
A gal from Italy brought a cookie that is meant to appear like salami but is actually chocolate.
I knew immediately that I would have to try and make it for my kids.
And it turns out that it is super easy and that there are recipes all over the internet for it. You can add coffee or some kind of liquor to the mix to give the sliced treats more depth of flavor and you can also change up the kinds of chocolate, but so far just plain dark chocolate plus cocoa powder is my favorite.
Basically you crush up some digestive biscuits (or animal crackers in the USA), melt some chocolate, add some very fresh organic eggs, sugar and butter and form that mess into a log that you refrigerate, slice and serve. Easy peasy.
Also, you could totally tie the ends of your chocolate logs with ribbons and give them as gifts. Because CUTE!
Go on and give it a try.
200 grams or 7 ounces dark chocolate
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 cup or 150 grams sugar
1 stick/4 ounces or 113 grams butter, at room temperature
250 grams Rich digestive biscuits, smashed into crumbs (9 ounces)
Stir sugar and softened butter together. Melt chocolate and add to sugar and butter. Mix thoroughly and add cocoa powder. Whip the eggs in a small bowl with a fork. Stir into the chocolate dough until thoroughly mixed in. Fold in biscuit pieces and dump onto parchment paper. Form into three logs and then refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Slice and serve.