Dessert may never be but a slice away. This unusual conversation starter is shaped like a salami; those who taste it rarely decline a second slice. Not exactly like eating chocolate truffles but close and definitely a chocolate fix!
4 each egg yolks
5 ¼ ounces granulated sugar
9 ounces salted butter, room temperature
3 ½ ounces cocoa powder, brut
1 ½ Tablespoons grappa
1 ½ Tablespoons dry marsala wine
2 ½ ounces pistachio nuts, toasted, rough chopped
2 ½ ounces whole almonds, toasted, rough chopped
21 ounces cookies, crumbled (butter cookies and amaretti cookies work best)
3 Tablespoons half and half cream, and more if needed to homogenize mixture
As needed softened butter for wrapping
Place yolks and sugar in a mixer with a paddle on medium speed; beat until yolks and sugar turn white in color; add butter and continue mixing to combine completely; add cocoa powder and mix to combine; add alcohol – mix to combine; add nuts and cookies; pulse several times to combine; add approximately 3 Tablespoons of cream to slightly homogenize the mixture.
Lightly butter about a 10×12 inch piece of parchment paper; place 1 pound, about 1/3 of mixture, in the center of the paper oriented lengthwise; evenly distribute the mixture until it measures approximately 9” inches and length and the width of a silver dollar; and looks like rolled salami. Roll tightly and repeat with remaining two salami.