Or perhaps better known as Chocolate Salami!
Chocolate Salami is very popular in the Algarve and is a great biscuity-cake to serve with tea or coffee. It’s extremely rich so it’s wise to cut the slices as thin as possible. I can only assume the name comes from its chouriço sausage-like appearance. So after my recent visit to the Feira dos Enchidos Tradicionais de Serra de Monchique (Sausage fair) I thought it would be great fun to make a chouriço sausage, but a ‘Chocolate Chouriço’.
It’s extremely simple to prepare and requires no cooking!
175gr cocoa or chocolate powder
200gr soft brown sugar
125 gr butter
200g plain biscuits
Lay the biscuits on a board or flat dish and break into pieces, but not crumbs. (I used the end of a wooden rolling-pin)
Add the sugar, chocolate powder and butter to large mixing bowl and beat well. (I did not pay attention to the chocolate powder and when I started to beat the mixture with my whisk, the powder blew into the air and went everywhere, and I mean everywhere!
Stir in the egg yolks and biscuit pieces. The consistency should resemble a reasonably firm paste. Carefully roll mixture into a sausage and wrap firmly in greaseproof paper. (Like the skin of a Chouriço the sausage)
refrigerate overnight to harden.
Remove greaseproof paper and cut into 1cm slices to serve.
Store for up to three days in the refrigerator (if it lasts that long).
Perfect to share with friends with tea or coffee.
1. I made far too much so I cut the chocolate sausage in half, sliced into 1cm slices and then wrapped in individual portions before freezing. Not sure if it freezes well, but would have been sick as a pig if I’d eaten all of this so it was worth experimenting!
The only downside of this recipe is that I’m left with four egg whites. Any suggestions please how I can utilize these in other recipes?