No Bake Fruit and Nut Salamis
- 250g pitted dates, chopped
- 200ml evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons Frangelico or your favourite liqueur
- 180g Rich Tea / Marie biscuits, crushed
- 100g roasted hazelnuts, chopped in quarters smaller if they are bigger nuts
- 100g dried apricots, finely chopped
- icing sugar, to dust100g
- good quality dark chocolate (60%), melted
- In a pot add the evaporated milk, chopped dates and 1 tablespoon of alcohol if using.
- Simmer on low heat until the dates start to break down and the milk is a golden colour, stir often. This will take about 8 minutes.
- In a bowl large enough to stir all the ingredients together add the crushed biscuits, chopped hazelnuts, apricot pieces and the remaining 2 tablespoons of the alcohol if using.
- Stir in the warm date mixture and mix well, it will look like there are too many ingredients for the date mixture to coat but keep going it will cover everything.
- When everything has come together lay the mixture onto a piece of cling wrap or wax paper.
- You can divide the mixture and make smaller logs to gift or make one large log as a centrepiece.
- Cover the mixture as if you were making a Christmas cracker, twist in the sides and roll until you have a log shape.
- Allow the mixture to cool and then place in the fridge for a minimum of 2–3 hours until firm.
- If using melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water or in the microwave.
- Remove the clingwrap or wax wrap from the log and brush with the melted chocolate to cover the log completely in chocolate. Allow the log to dry and then dust it with icing sugar if desired.
- Cut into slices and serve as a dessert or with coffee.
Remeber to keep to the grams for each ingredient,
I did not melt over the chocolate nor dust the salamis with icing sugar. My family preferred the salamis less sweet.
If you like yours a little sweeter use one or both of the topping additions.