Food: Holiday Series – What To Bring for Potluck

I was over the moon when I found this recipe online. A reminder of my childhood days, during the holidays when my mother and aunts got together to bake and make holiday desserts for a family gathering. I always helped in the kitchen, but only because I wanted to taste all the goodies being whipped together across the kitchen counters all the way to the dinning table – where the women gathered to share secrets to their version of the same old recipe, and laugh out loud at all the fun being poked about this and that. I loved every minute of it.

So, since potluck is the sharing of the responsibilities of the hostess – here’s a great recipe for a unique dessert – chocolate salame – that’s been tried and tested by our extended families, eons ago, somewhere in a Mediterranean kitchen:

  • 100 g di biscuits like digestives or similar
  • 100 g of butter at room temperature
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 100 g of good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Icing sugar
  • Butcher’s twine
Instructions
  1. Break the biscuits coarsely with your hands: do not use a blender, as we need some texture here, the biscuits will look like the fat in the salame.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, then add the cocoa powder. Once the cocoa powder has been incorporated, add the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Scrape the sticky dough on a working surface and mix in the chopped biscuits.

  4. With a spatula, or with wet hands, place the dough on a piece of cling film, wrap it and try to give it a cylindrical shape.
  5. Stash in the fridge for a few hours, until cold and solid.
  6. Remove the salame from the fridge and roll it in icing sugar, then tie it with butcher’s twine as if it were a real salame.
  7. Serve it sliced. Keep in the fridge for a few days.  {more}

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