Learn how to make the easiest Greek dessert ever! Salami, kormos or mosaiko – This delicious Greek dessert has multiple names and it is served both at cafes and patisseries, as well as at taverns and restaurants at the end of a meal when visiting Greece. Its key ingredients are cocoa and crumbled tea biscuits and it’s really easy to make. Keep reading to discover how!
The words salami and kormos refer to the shape of the dessert before it’s sliced since it is shaped like a long roll that could remind some of the same of salami, i.e. a thick cured sausage or an actual tree log. At the same time, Greek often refer to this dessert as mosaiko because, when sliced, it looks like a mosaic marble floor.
- 250g butter, melted
- 200 g icing sugar
- 50 g cocoa powder
- Orange zest from 1 orange
- 250 g tea biscuits; you can mix these with walnuts or other nuts
*You can also experiment with adding a shot of cognac or a single espresso shot to the mix if you fancy – this is optional!
- Break the biscuits using your hands. If you are using nuts as well, you can pulse them very briefly in a food processor/blender or chop them. It’s important that they don’t break into very small bits or turn into powder!
- In a bowl whisk together the butter, the icing sugar, and the cocoa powder until they form a smooth mixture.
- Add the biscuits to the bowl with the cocoa blend and mix well.
- Spread the mixture on a sheet of baking paper and wrap into a roll. Then wrap it once more with plastic wrap or tin foil and twist the ends like it’s a piece of candy.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, then dust it with some extra icing sugar if you want and slice to serve. Usually it helps with cutting the dessert if you wait 5-10 min after taking it out of the fridge so it’s a bit softer.
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