Chocolate! There are days when it fall in our lap. I was not feeling well and lying down to peacefully take a look in some videos when I come across a version of salami (Tuga na Cozinha) like I had never seen. I even felt better and jumped out of bed to go do it.
Chocolate salami is a traditional Portuguese and Italian sweet made with chocolate, cookies, butter, eggs and porto wine.
The salami has a round shape and is served in thick slices. Some kinds also contain chopped nuts, almonds and hazelnuts.
I remember my childhood birthday parties so well, salami was always on the table. Salami and the candies spread around the desserts. I always do it at my children’s parties. I am a deep fan of traditions.
It had to be adapted, but the changes were complicated:
Chocolate – I used a vegan chocolate free of the TOP14 allergens and more.
Cream – Replaced by coconut milk, I could have used vegan cream there are already some options on the market, but I had an open can and I use it.
Peanuts – It is one of my children’s allergens so I changed for pumpkin seeds.
Cookies – I used Speculoos, which are cookies that have a cinnamon taste.
Porto wine – I haven’t used it, but if you like it.