|Alternative name(s)||Salame di cioccolata; Salame de chocolate|
|Place of origin||Portugal and Italy|
|Main ingredient(s)||Broken cookies, dark chocolate, butter, eggs, port wine or rum|
Chocolate salami is a Portuguese and Italian dessert made from dark chocolate, broken cookies, butter, eggs and a bit of port wine or rum. The dessert became popular across Europe and elsewhere, often losing alcohol as an ingredient along the way.
Chocolate salami is not a meat product. The appellation "salami" stems from physical resemblance. Like salami, chocolate salami is formed as a long cylinder and is sliced across into discs for serving. These discs are a brown, chocolaty matrix (like the red meat of salami) peppered with bright bits of cookie (like the white flecks of fat in salami). In Portugal, they are typically made using Marie biscuit.  Some varieties also contain chopped nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts and may be shaped like truffles.
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