Tinginys – The Chocolate Salami

 It’s that time of the year again, the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. Every year my bestie and I get together, get dressed up in the most outrageous outfits we can find, and enjoy the most fabulous night of the year. This year Eve asked me to make a Tinginys as the Lithuanian contribution to the “Eurovision Song Contest Two-Man Feast”. Being a wonderful friend, I did.

What is Tinginys? The word tinginys translates into lazy, simply because it’s an easy dessert to make. There are tonnes of variations of the tinginys across the globe. The Italians call it Salame al Cioccolato or the Chocolate Salami, in the UK you’ve probably come across chocolate fridge cakes. Every nation has it’s take on the tinginys. The Portuguese like to add a splash port wine. The Italians go for a bit of amaretto or rum. In the UK we like to use golden syrup to bind everything together, and in Lithuania a dash of cognac goes down a treat.

What a year for Eurovision! Conchita Wurst, an incredible diva, with an amazing voice to match. Most importantly she is a person with incredibly important message – tolerance. In her words, It was not just a victory for me but a victory for those people who believe in a future that can function without discrimination and is based on tolerance and respect”. Equality, there is no place in this world for inequality.

Chocolate Salami

An easy dessert that looks absolutely stunning once cut into. You can make it whatever you want, fill it with nuts, fruit, booze, biscuits, all your guests will be in amazement!

Course Dessert
Author FentonEats


  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g biscuits digestives, amaretti, any will do, crushed in largish chunks
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g almonds roughly chopped
  • 75 g hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 75 g pistachios roughly chopped
  • 75 g dried cranberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 20 ml port wine optional, or other like ameretto, rum etc

Recipe Notes

This recipe is really about the quantities of the "wete" ingredients, so do chop and change the fruits, nuts and alcohol as you please, this is really a great little dessert to get creative with!

This will keep well for a week, if it lasts that long, which I doubt...

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