Sunday, December 20, 2009

Is DON, Is Cake?

As I wrote in my previous post, the DON's ultimate gourmet challenge was closing soon at 9am on Monday 21 December. I had written two normal uses for DON's Hot Hungarian Salami in another post, and had jokingly said I would do another dish with salami and ice cream. Well, a friend asked me if I was going to do it, and after being inspired by a Chocolate Bacon Cake House, I gave it a go.

So here's my entry for the DON's ultimate gourmet challenge, a Christmas Salami Cake with Ice Cream.

So you take some Christmas cake and top it with a Kraft Single Cheese slice and some DON's Hot Hungarian Salami.

You repeat to build another layer, and top it off with some Double Brie Cheese to look like the icing on a regular Christmas Cake.

I put on a little green star using my beloved cornichons.

Finally, it's all served with some vanilla ice cream.

And the taste verdict?

It's actually not too bad. The dominant flavour is from the cake and ice cream, with the saltiness of the salami coming through quite well. The cheeses provide an occasional hint of flavour. The cornichons give a really nice crunch and that vinegary flavour that cuts through the cake. All in all, not as bad as I was expecting, and interesting and fun to both make and taste. If Heston Blumenthal can make meat fruit, surely I can make meat Christmas cake? Any takers for some?


  1. Whoah, Thanh - this is definitely going above and beyond the call of duty, and any reasonable devotion to smallgoods. :-D

  2. Cindy, I rate this in line with T(of)urkey in terms of craziness hahaha. I'm still awaiting to see your Tofurkey creation. Is it anything as crazy as what Heston Blumenthal mythical beast in the Tudor episode of his Medieval Feasts program? That was one crazy looking animal. You gotta watch that show if you're not already. You can watch online at SBS site. It's so crazy some of the stuff he does, way crazier than what we've tried.

  3. So, are you going all the way and serving this to family on Xmas day?

    Good luck if you do!!!

  4. I'm going to spare others of my experimentation Neil haha. I did actually find it quite an interesting taste.

  5. Uh, I think I'll pass, but very brave of you to make something so unusual. :)

  6. Hi Y, it was something unusual for a bit of fun. It actually didn't taste too bad.