Today I brought in a delicious French Christmas treat that was so easy to make, and it was a big hit with my students. It's called a Saucisson LU au Chocolat (rough translation: chocolate sausage), and it's made with French butter biscuits (LU brand preferred) and dark chocolate. I couldn't find the LU brand at my local grocery store, so I used a German brand (below) instead.
First, you crush the butter biscuits. I just crushed them with my hands, which I actually found to be quite therapeutic :). Then you mix up a chocolate sauce and pour it over the crushed biscuits.
After mixing well, you'll have a mixture that looks like this:
Pour it onto foil, and roll it up into a "sausage" shape.
Put the sausage in the refrigerator overnight. When you take it out the next day, it looks like this:
Slice with a knife and serve!
As is typical of French desserts, the saucisson is not overly sweet, but it's very chocolaty and I love the crunch of the crushed cookies. I was touched when one of my students brought her mother to my classroom after school today. She had saved a piece of the treat for her mom, and both of them wanted to make sure they could read the recipe correctly, which I had given to my students in French, of course.
I can't remember where I got this recipe, but I know it came from a French woman's recipe box. Here it is:
- one package LU butter biscuits
- 3.5 ounces dark chocolate
- 11 T sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 eggs yolks
- 1/2 an egg white
- Crush the butter biscuits
- Melt the butter & chocolate, then add the sugar and stir
- whisk in the eggs yolks & white
- pour the mixture over the biscuits & mix well
- pour the mixture onto foil and roll up into a sausage
- leave in the refrigerator overnight
Note: the eggs in this recipe are not really cooked, so I made sure to keep the saucisson in a cooler when I brought it to school for students.