Monday, March 2, 2009
Saucisson au Chocolat et aux Figues~Dolci~
As soon as I saw this ..and it's recipe..I knew I had to make it.
I just watched Josée Di Stasio's CDs from her trip to Italy..and just perused yet another cookbook of hers..
I was already such a fan of JDS
But now that I have watched the DVD's of her trip to Italy..even more so.
The concept of this simple recipe pleased me in so many ways..
The trompe l'oeil aspect of it..most of all~
It looks like a saucisson ..meat:) .. charcuterie:)
But it's a dessert!Well actually.. a.. Dolci~
A mixture of chocolate(bittersweet 70%),a little butter.. lots of chopped dried figs, chopped pistachio nuts or almonds.. and a little bit of Rice Krispies.. and.. le tour est joué!
After you mix all..you roll into a tight log that you chill.. then toss in icing sugar and tie the way a butcher ties a roast..Slice .. and savour~
Delectable little bittersweet coins.
I am a fan~
You can also wrap the saucisson as a gift in parchment or Butcher's Paper..
Here is a translation of the recipe..
For 2 "Saucissons"...
120 g (4 ozs)chocolate 70% dark (Bittersweet) I used Callebaut
30 g (3 tbps) butter
27 g(1 Cup) pistachios..coarsely chopped..or almonds..
27 g (1 Cup) Rice Krispies
165 g( 1- 1/2 Cups )of dried chopped figs
2 tbsps icing sugar
In the microwave or in a bain-marie..melt chocolate and butter..incorporate the next ings except for the icing sugar.. roll into a log ap. 2 inches in diameter..
...ap 6 inches long..
Press tightly when making the rolls so they do not break when you will eventually slice..
Refrigerate 3-4 hrs.
Unwrap the rolls and place individually in a Baggie w/ the icing sugar.. shake..
Tie Butcher style..
At the time of serving w/ a bread knife,slice in ap 3/8 inch slices..
I halved the recipe..so I made 1 log..To make sure we liked it..
I did not crush my Rice Krispies..I have searched the net and saw that one person suggested it would be better.I like them the way they are:)
DO press tightly.. a firm firm boudin is necessary.
I used 3/4 cup of the chopped dried figs.. for my 1/2 recipe..And the next slices showed many more pistachios:) I just did not want to slice off too many pieces before sharing the photos with you.
These would make sweet gifts. I really like the look of them..the taste of them..and what you are seeing here is what you get:)with minimum effort~