Saturday, January 02, 2010

WHITE CHOCOLATE SALAME WITH CRANBERRIES & PISTACCHI




I made two versions of this over the festive season: the darker one contains espresso coffee and the lighter-coloured version contains Maraschino liqueur. Here is the recipe:

Soften 100 gr unsalted butter and add the yolks of 2 eggs and 100 gr sugar to it in a good-sized basin. Beat well with a balloon whisk. Add 250 gr of just softened, pure white chocolate and about a tablespoon of strong espresso coffee or Maraschino or Kirsch and continue to beat. Now put 300 gr petit beurre or other crumbly biscuits in a freezer bag and bash them to crumbs with a rolling pin. Add them to the mixture in the basin with a handful of dried cranberries which have been softened in warm water and some very finely chopped pistacchi. Mix all well together. Beat the 2 egg whites to soft peaks in a separate basin, then add them and mix well. Now put a length of baking parchment on a work surface and plonk the mixture in the centre of it. Roll the paper over the mixture and shape the mixture into a sausage form with your hands. Scrunch up the ends of the paper like crackers and tie them with kitchen string. Wrap the whole thing in a layer of foil and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer to the fridge a couple of hours before serving.
You can see Katia from loveSicily's chocolate salame here.

15 comments:

jams o donnell said...

They look sinful!

RNSANE said...

This sounds so wonderful and yummy!

MissB said...

Looks like heaven! I love white chocolate and cranberries. Together=heaven!

Trubes said...

I really must stop reading your recipes Welshcakes...They look delicious and make me feel sooooh hungry.
Thanks for your card, Chloe licked it for about five minutes...crazy cat!
Sometimes I swear she's human!
I've posted a NY greeting on my site for your perusal, and Simi's, of course.

Happy New Year again,
Love to you both from a very cold
and frosty Liverpool,

Di.xx

James Higham said...

Chocolate salami - hmmmmm.

CherryPie said...

They won't be good for my diet will they?

Liz said...

I think I have put on weight just catching up on your blog!

A very happy 2010 to you and Simi. May it be the year that the dark sexy dog-loving Italian bachelor makes his appearance in your lives.

Holly said...

Looks good! Really like reading your posts! Happy New Year! --
Holly

James Higham said...

You might be interested in Cymru this evening, Welshcakes. :)

Marie, Maria, Ree,M said...

Pat that looks so yummy.... just wish I could put my hand through the computer and snatch up a piece! lol...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

They are, jams! Hi, Carmen. Glad you like the look of it. Hi, Miss B and Happy New Year. Hi, Trubes. Just been chez toi. Chloe must have known that Simi chose the card! Hi, James. not much I can say to that! Just been over to your Cymru post. Nor mine, Cherie!Hi, Liz. I am hourly expecting him! Happy New Year to you and George. [I'm sure I said that before.]Hi, Holly and thank you. I enjoy your blog as well. Happy New Year. Hi, Maria and thank you.

Winchester whisperer said...

Another fab recipe to try - grazie!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Do try it,WW- and let us know how it turns out. My pleasure.

rochambeau said...

This sounds D E L I C I O U S !!!
Thank you for sharing your salame with us!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

My pleasure, Rochambeau.

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