A keto chocolate salami recipe from LCHF Bakery School and a romantic story from Olena Islamkina.
One day, I met the man of my dreams, and he immediately flew off to China. Someone else would have taken it as a sign: what kind of romantic connection is it if the Universe sent him away for a 9-hour flight? But it is not me. I managed to find out quite a bit about the object of my crush, but, in particular, that he loved chocolate salami and that his birthday was coming up. To transform classic sugary chocolate salami recipe to keto was easy. But the rest…
I looked into all the forums for Russian-speaking Chinese and all the communities of Russian speakers in China, wrote a post, and put it up. The girl who responded was touched by my story. So much so that she made a chocolate salami using my keto recipe for free, wrote a card with tender words, and went to give it to him.
His birthday fell in May, during a period of oppressive heat in that part of China.I knew about my crush’s work address: his office was intentionally unmarked, so that no one would accidentally sneak in and copy the technology that was being developed behind closed doors. My “messenger of love” was rushing around the neighborhood, sending me worried texts about having wandered into a dangerous area with salami in foil warming, whose chocolate smell was overpowering the odors of Chinese spices.
007 had never been so close to failure.
And yet the girl found the office, gave the birthday boy’s colleagues a gift, and they did not even touch the fragrant package in his absence; at night, he returned from a distant Chinese factory and ate a chocolate salami.
Next comes the happy ending: the wedding, the baby, and so on. After that, I made chocolate salami only once, but in the keto version. The cookies weren’t perfect, so I switched to easier keto desserts.
But now, with this keto chocolate salami recipe from LCHF Bakery School, our family life promises to take on new colors. Let’s make the salami, tuck Zoe in, and sit cuddled up for tea and dessert. Quietly. Just the two of us. 10 minutes. Or 7. Down to luck.
Dessert recipe for Chocolate Salami
- 110 g almond flour
- 2 egg whites
- 50 g erythritol
- 15 g cocoa powder
- 40 g butter
Сrème anglaise (custard cream)
- 50 ml heavy cream
- 40 g erythritol
- 2 egg yolks
- 75 g butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk the egg whites into a lush foam, add the erythritol and continue whisking until stiff peaks. Carefully add the almond flour in several batches to the resulting meringue.
- Divide the batter into 2 portions (about 110-115 grams each) and place them on the bottom of a mold or parchment. Bake at 140-170°C (depending on your oven) for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.
- Take the finished cakes out of the oven and let them cool slightly without turning them over. Take them out and cool them completely. It is great to let them sit for a longer time (a few hours) so that a crust forms on them.
- While the cakes are cooling, make the cream. Pour the cream into a heavy-bottomed pan and add the erythritol. Place it over low heat and warm it up until the erythritol has dissolved. Pour some of the cream into the bowl with the egg yolks, stir well, and pour back into the main cream mass. Continue heating the cream, stirring constantly (well on both sides and bottom) with a whisk. Once the cream has thickened, remove it from the heat and, without stopping to stir, add the butter (75 g). Stir until the butter is completely dissolved (add vanilla extract in the process).
- Crush the dried cakes (preferably by hand, to control the size of the crumbs), mix with the cocoa, add the cream and the pre-melted butter (40 g). Knead the mixture thoroughly.
- Put the mass on plastic wrap, shape it into a salami and place it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden it. Then store it in the refrigerator.
Where Chocolate Salami came from?
Chocolate Salami, or Salame di Cioccolato, or Salame de Chocolate is a traditional Italian and Portuguese no-bake desert. Italians add rum in it, Portuguese add porto (check here, what alcohol is suitable for the keto diet).
If Soviet Union it was called Sweet sausage or chocolate sausage. It was made without alcohol, but with condensed milk.
If you want to discover traditional Ukrainian deserts, like Lviv cheesecake, check out post 11 Ukrainian Foods You Must Try. They are easy to prepare and will be the signature dish at any table.