Guest September 19, 2014

The sole dessert in the LeVinRouge Italian Special Series. Right here is the dessert that parents need to know about!! It’s a very straightforward dish to make, and there’s lots of fun to be enjoyed if you want to get the children involved and ignite an interest in baking perhaps.

For the adults – pair with a 2011 Vintage, Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz. This is a magnificent pairing. One of the finest wines we have suggested yet, the chocolate features of this outstanding wine, pair superbly with the dessert.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Setting Time: 4 hours
Ingredients (Makes 1 Log – 8 inches * 2.5 inches):
100g Chocolate
100g Butter
3 Eggs
2 Tbsp Cacao
3 Tbsp Sugar
Maria Biscuits

Method:
For Mom/Dad:
Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water. Add a few drops of water to the mix. A maximum of 2 fingers of water.

For the Kids (with Mom/Dad’s help):
Whisk the eggs in a bowl with 100 grams of sugar. As soon as the grown-up helping you has finished melting the chocolate, add this to your egg and sugar mix, and whisk once again until both the chocolate and the eggs are thoroughly mixed together.
Now for the fun part. Place 8-10 Maria biscuits inside a zip bag. Seal the zip, and put the bag on a chopping board. Use the palm of your hand and your fingers to crush the biscuits underneath. Try not to crush the biscuits to dust. You ought to keep some crunch for the dessert.
If you have finished crushing your biscuits, open the bag and pour the biscuits into the chocolate and mix. Now you are ready to begin to build your Chocolate Salami. Hint: Add raisins, almonds, walnuts, to your mix if you want to build a more elaborate salami.
You will need someone’s help here because it may end up getting a little messy. Lay a sheet of clingfilm on your chopping board and pour the chocolate and biscuit mix into the clingfilm along a long line. Wrap the film in a cylindrical form and when you have achieved your desired shape, seal the clingfilm at each end. Place the salami onto a sheet of foil, and wrap again tighter to secure the shape of the salami. Set the Chocolate Salami in the fridge for 4 hours, and when that time is up, remove, slice, serve and ENJOY!!