DIVINE CHOCOLATE BISCUIT LOG
It is also a great one for children to help you bake, and you only need to have a bit of this chocolate biscuit as it is quite rich.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus time to refrigerate)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: About 20 servings
200 g packet of tea biscuits or plain biscuits
90 g unsalted butter
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
¾ cup thickened cream
100 g dark chocolate (I used Lindt 70%)
2 tbsp sugar -I used coconut sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp rum or rum essence
Crush the biscuits into small pieces -I used a meat cleaver. Mix these biscuits with the walnuts in a bowl.
Heat the cream and butter over low heat. Add the sugar and stir.
Break the chocolate into pieces and add to the hot butter-cream mixture. Stir until the chocolate melts, then add the cocoa powder and rum essence, and stir well to combine.
Set aside for a few minutes to let the mixture cool slightly.
Add the chocolate mixture into the crushed biscuit-walnut mixture.
Mix thoroughly. The mixture will now be thick and sticky.
Put the mixture on a piece of aluminium foil.
Roll into a sausage/salami shape, and close the foil.
Put in fridge for about 2 hours. When ready to serve, unwrap the chocolate salami and lightly roll it in icing sugar to give it a look of real aged salami. Slice and serve.