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Chocolate Salami

I’ve been making this dessert since I was 6 years old, when my mum gave me as a gift  The Cookbook of Grandma Duck, and every time I prepare it, it brings back memories of my childhood.
It’s really easy to prepare and it’s also one of those dishes you will enjoy making also with your children.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp. Rum or milk
  • 3/4 cup butter 150 g
  • 7 oz. or 200 dry tea biscuits like graham cracker
  • 1 Pinch salt


  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks and put the yolks in a saucepan; beat them with the sugar, by hands,  until you have a smooth and a creamy consistency.
  • Melt the butter,  being careful not to cook it.
  • Add the butter to the egg mixture and combine well.
  • Slowly add the cocoa and the liquor or milk until well incorporated.
  • Break the biscuits in little pieces using a rolling pin or a bottle.
  • Stir the biscuits into the cream mixture using a wooden spoon until perfectly mixed.
  • Place the mixture over a piece of tinfoil and shape it like a salami.
  • Wrap it on both sides and refrigerate until hard.
  • Present it on a serving dish and slice it just as you would with salami.


*If you are worried about the health risks from eating uncooked eggs,  I suggest that you ask your grocer for pasteurized eggs. I know that in the U.S. you can purchase them in a carton.