Wine & Other Stories

Italian chocolate salami and a Porto Wine

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Chocolate salami is the typical Italian home made dessert.

Marsala or Passito are perfect pairing, as a good Porto like the one we chose: LVB Porto 2017 by Ferreira. Notes of toasting of fine woods, are accompanied by hints of cigar box and chocolate. Closing with a nuance of vanilla.” For the full review click here.

LVB 2017 - Ferreira

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Ingredients for 8-10 serves
  • 300 g 70% dark chocolate
  • 150 g dry digestive cookies, palm oil free, chopped
  • 4 tbsp raw sugar
  • 50 g  cocoa powder
  • 100 g chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 100 g roasted pistachios
  • 300 g 70% dark chocolate
  • 80 ml warm milk (or vegetable drink)
  • 2 tbsp Porto or  Marsala or Rum (to be avoided if the dessert is made for children)
  1.  Chop the cookies and add them to the sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnuts and pistachios.
  2. Lightly beat the egg with a fork and add to the cookie mixture.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When cool add the Marsala wine and stir into the cookie mixture.
  4. Add the milk.
  5. Pour the dough onto parchment paper, sprinkle with more cocoa powder and work it into a sausage shape. Keep the dough wrapped in parchment paper and store in the refrigerator for 4–5 hours.
  6. Remove the salami from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.
  7. You can present it in its entirety on a serving dish (adding, if necessary, another dusting of cocoa powder) or serve it sliced.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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