Sunday, October 19, 2008

Spicy Chocolate "Salami"

I was only ten years old, but cooking was already in my blood.  So, after watching a show for kids in tv, I decided to try the recipe that they were doing (I still have the piece of paper where I listed the ingredients). It looked so easy!!! But the result was a disaster!

Today, years later and wiser, I've made a different one and I was influenced from the Latino culture. The name is chocolate salami, because of  that look that reminds of a salami. But it tastes delicious and, in this case, sweet and spicy at the same time. You know what they say: cayenne pepper and chocolate are both aphrodisiacs.. so be careful!



180 gr mexican chocolate, chopped

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon grounded cinnamon

75 ml heavy cream

75 ml milk

50 gr cocoa powder, unsweetened

350 gr cookies, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon rum liquor, optional

almond flour

icing sugar


Put the chocolate, cayenne and cinnamon in a bowl.

Bring cream and milk to boil, then pour on the chocolate e mix, until melted. Stir in cocoa and cookies e mix well.

Lay a piece of foil and  sprinkle with almond flour. Put the chocolate mix on top of the foil and shape it like a salami. Roll and tight the foil. Refrigerate for few hours. When is firm, sprinkle the salami with powder sugar and with your hand "massage" the sugar so it will give the appearance of a real salami!

To serve, slice it thin and ... enjoy it!

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