This recipe is something that my grandmother used to make for me and my sister – it was a treat that we always enjoyed. Twenty something years later (let’s make it thirty something, if we go down on the honesty path) I still enjoy it and although nowadays I think about calories, I cannot refuse myself the tenth slice :). Nor the twentieth…
It is called salami because the mixture is shaped as a salami, and after a few hours in the refrigerator it can be sliced and served as cookies. It is a “no fuss” sort of cookie – just the kind I like, because the one thing I never seem to have enough is time.
One thought – never tried it, but I am thinking that it might work: shape the mixture as small balls instead of a “salami” and then roll them through coconut flakes. Hmmm….
Enjoy it with a smile! 🙂
- YIELD: 25
- 650 g simple biscuits
- 70 g powder sugar
- 200 g raisins (soaked for 30 minutes in warm water)
- 140 g butter (melted)
- 100 g chocolate (70% cacao)
- 100 g walnuts (coarsely chopped)
- 50 g coconut flakes
- 50 g cacao
- 300 ml milk
- 1 ts vanilla extract
Place the biscuits in a large bowl. Crumble them by hand, or if you need some frustration therapy, place them in a plastic bag, place a towel on top of the bag, take a heavy pan and hit them (not as hard as you can – use moderation 🙂 ).
Add the rest of the ingredients (strain the raisins before adding them).
Mix everything together. Add 1-2 spoons of milk if the mixture is not coming together.
The result should be similar to a dough that is easy to shape.
For shaping, take a plastic wrap rectangle, place some of the mixture in the centre and shape it with your hands as a salami.
Wrap it up and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or better overnight.
Slice it and enjoy it.