Ancora cioccolato?! Chocolate, again?! Well, I have the perfect excuse! Last week we celebrated Bruno’s 6th birthday and guess what? Indovinate? He’s a total chocoholic, just like his mom!! So he expressly requested a salame di cioccolato, a chocolate salami. How could I possibly say no to my boy?
So here we are, with the yummiest – and easiest – kids’ (and adults’) dessert. The best thing about it? It doesn’t require any baking and you can make it days in advance! You’ll love it, I promise, lo amerete, garantito!!
2/3 cup unsalted butter – 150 gr burro
3 tablespoons cocoa powder – tre cucchiai di cacao in polvere
2 Eggs – due uova
4 tablespoons sugar – 4 cucchiai di zucchero
9 oz cookies (like Maria cookies from Goya) – 250 gr biscotti secchi
Melt the butter and set it aside. Place the cookies in a large bowl and crush them until they are all into small pieces. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar, add melted butter and cocoa. Gradually incorporate the crushed cookies (the mixture will be all crumbly). Now, dust a sheet of aluminum foil with some cocoa powder and some sugar; using two spoons, place the mixture on the aluminum and give it a long shape; wrap it and using your hands, make it into a salami shape. Place it in your freezer for at least 3 hours. Remove from freezer 20 minutes prior to removing foil and slicing it; always keep it refrigerated until right before you’re ready to eat it. Buonissimo!!
Tip: for an adult only version, add one or two tbsp rum.
I realized I tend to use a lot of superlatives (buonissimo, facilissimo). Did you know that besides adding the suffix –issimo to the adjective, to make a superlative you can also use a prefix like super-, stra-, ultra-, arci-? For instance, today I’m very happy could be oggi sono strafelice!