chocolate salami

I am 23 hours away from the NaNoWriMo deadline and still a few scenes away from the end, but this time I genuinely think I will manage to finish entro 30th. A full novel. I just need a few thousand words before leaving for uni tomorrow and some during my short breaks between classes, and some in train on my way there and back; I can guess I will still end up with so much to do in the evening, after 8 p.m. when I will come home, but it is good. 

I slept three hours yesterday as I stayed up making Christmas cards and thank you cards and some collage covers for poetry & prose folder I am slowly creating: the inside parts are still waiting for the words to fill them, but I didn’t want to wrap my printed with my duvet again to prevent it from being too loud. I think I will have time for that – on Saturday. Done with writing. It is hard to imagine not writing at the point where it takes 3-4-5 hours a day… I hope I will be patient enough to keep creating my little repetitive works of visual art that are all I can create, and I’m going to be happy with them, no matter how simple they are. It is soothing and fun, and that is more than I could ever ask for. 

chocolate salami

250 g butter or margarine
2/3 cup water
1 ¼ cup sugar
500 g full fat powdered milk
6 tbsp cocoa
150 g tea biscuits, crushed to medium-sized pieces
100 g raisins, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained

heat the butter with water in a medium-sized pot, add sugar and cocoa when melted and mix until dissolved
add the milk powder while it’s is still warm and mix thoroughly
add raisins and crushed biscuits, mixing with a spatula until all covered with the chocolate mass evenly
put half of the prepared amount onto aluminum foil, form a long cylinder-shape that will resemble a salami, wrap tightly with the foil and roll a bit, making it round on the edges
let cool down and the store in fridge – take out half an hour before serving (unless it’s really hot) and dust the surface with powdered sugar; cut into 1 cm slices to serve


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