Chocolate and walnut sweet salami with candied fruits



A delicious and creative recipe... an Italian sweet salami made by chocolate and walnuts.

This “salame di noci” from Molise has some similarities to the Panforte di Siena.

The fact that it’s shaped like a salami shows you the love this region has for pork products! You will need two sheets of rice paper to wrap the “salami”.


Ingredients for 2 salami, each about 750 g. :

300 g. of shelled walnuts

200 g. of caster sugar

100 g. of dark, bitter chocolate, broken into small pieces

150 g. of candied orange peel, finely diced

150 g. of citron peel, finely diced

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

½ tablespoon of ground cloves

1 tablespoon of ground black pepper

200 g. of dried figs, roughly chopped

200 g. of dates, pitted and minced


Preparation:

Crush two-thirds of the walnuts, leaving the others whole.

Put the sugar in a pan with 2 tablespoons water and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to heat until the sugar syrup just turn golden.

Meanwhile, combine all the other ingredients, including the crushed and whole walnuts, in a bowl. Add the sugar syrup and mix well.

Divide the mixture in two and spoon each portion along the middle of a sheet of rice paper. Roll up in the paper, shaping each into a “salami”. Leave in a cool place until set.

Serve cut into thin slices, with coffee or Moscato, or wrap decoratively in cellophane for an edible Christmas gift.





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