IngredientsServings 8-10 Preparation time 1/2 h Waiting time 2 1/2 h
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 100 g milk chocolate
- 200 g tea biscuits
- 1 tablespoon liquor Frangelico
- 90 g unsalted butter
- 50 g nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts or mixed)
- 50 g dried fruit (plums or apricots)
- 6 tablespoons of milk
- powdered sugar for dusting
When I was a child this a dessert that I ate for the first time at my friend's house. I was so amazed by it, by the nutty chocolate taste and this weird form because we never had this at home... My mum is a great cook and used to bake a lot when we were kids and I could not understand why she has never "baked" this at home.
Years later when I start cooking and baking myself I realized that this is a super easy and no-bake dessert that was not so special at all ... but it is now! We are getting back to simple recipes that we know from our childhood, we try to live the minimalism in our busy days in order to have more time for the important things in life like our families and loved ones. There is one more fact that makes this recipe great - you do not really need baking skills. I know many people who love cooking but do not like baking or they are not such pros at cooking at all and this recipe is great for them. It is easy, simple, super yummy and you can store it in the fridge for few days and have a bite with your coffee :).
- Place the nuts in a single layer on a baking pan or sheet and put in the oven on 180° C.
- Roast for 5-10 minutes until turning golden brown.
- Remove the pan and let cool down. In the meantime break the biscuits into 1-2 cm chunks and cut the fruits in pieces and put in a medium sized bow. You can use any dried fruit you like. I have used some plums this time but already tried with apricots, figs, and cranberries.
- Cut the nuts and add to the biscuit-fruit mix.
- In a pan add the chocolate, milk, liquor, and butter and warm up on a medium heat until chocolate has melted. You can use flavoured liquor you like. I just like the aroma of Frangelico and have bought a bottle only for baking purposes 😉
- Pour the melted chocolate in the bow and mix thoroughly. Let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.
- Put a plastic wrap on the kitchen counter surface and spread the mixture. Shape into a log using a spatula and roll up as a candy 🙂 and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
- After chilling remove the paper and dust all sides with powdered sugar. Cut into pieces and serve.
* You can keep in the fridge for few days or in the freezer for a longer period. You will need to dust every time before serving if you want it to look as a salami. Do not forget to leave for some time at a room temperature in you have kept it in the freezer.