Lost Recipes-Salame Dolce

This is one of my favorites to keep in the freezer as a back-up dessert! Richer and fancier versions sold in pastry shops now have melted chocolate and chopped nuts added to make it more of a candy version. Rolling the outside edges in powdered sugar makes it really look like salame.

Salame Dolce

Here’s the recipe for an Italian salame even vegetarians will love!

6 ounces cookie crumbs (best are small rectangular cookies called Marie in Italy, and Petite Beurre in the U.S.)
1/2 cup sugar
5 ounces melted butter
2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ounce grappa (my preference), or Grand Marnier®, Amaretto di Saronno®, Kahlua®, rum, or whiskey

Melt the butter and let it cool.

Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until it resembles cake batter. Add the melted butter and cocoa powder. (And more cocoa powder if you want it really dark.)

Crush the cookies in a food processor or with a rolling pin, leaving some pieces a little larger than others so they resemble the fat in a salame.

Form a salame-like shape and roll it in aluminum foil. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm. Unwrap and slice. Serve with soft whipped cream and fresh berries.


  1. says

    I made this years ago and put it out and couldn’t understand why no one was eating it after the meal..HA…they did think it was salami! It is so delicious..thanks for posting it again.

  2. says

    At the last minute, I decided to make and bring to family on w wk-end visit. My granddaughters,20 & 23 yrs , were fasinated with the salomi dolci. It was my first attempt and it could have looked better but was delicious. I had to sent them the recipe as them wanted to make it the next wk-end for friends . Great idea anytime but espically for last minute guests. Thanks Judy

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