Truffles are small, dark mushrooms that come in a red variety. They grow on trees in Europe and North America. When they mature, they drop off the branches and can be picked off with fingers or a hand tool. They taste sugary, delectable, licorice like gummy candies. They are considered to be one of nature's greatest delicacies.
A truffle, also known as a conch pearl, is actually the fruiting body of an underground ascomycanete fungi, mostly one of the species of the genus Tuber. Other fungi in this family include Geopora, Peziza, and more than a hundred others. The Tuber family all have a common trait, they need some kind of protection to survive. So, like mushrooms, they too need salt to grow. Like leaves, stems and roots of trees, the salt on truffles protects their bodies from harsh weather conditions like rain, dew, snow, and cold.
Since truffles are quite expensive to buy and make, they are also quite expensive to eat. And yet, not many people try to make their own. It is believed that truffles are simply too delicious and too expensive to eat on their own. This makes them very difficult to prepare and make, which is why they are often served as an ingredient in exquisite culinary dishes.
So how can you best enjoy the unique flavor of truffle? For starters, it is not necessary to use real, dried truffles; instead, you may try using sea salt instead. Sea salt is actually the salt that is found on the ocean floor. Although not as salty as the land-based variety, sea salt has its own distinctive flavor that makes it quite desirable. In addition, sea salt is healthier and less expensive compared to table salt, making it a perfect choice for those on a tight budget.
You will need to have at least one container of sea salt on hand when preparing black summer truffles. Prepare about one cup of sea salt, as well as one cup of butter and three to four tablespoons of sugar. Put this mixture into a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Allow the mixture to simmer for about five minutes, until the liquid starts to turn a darker shade of brown.
When done, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down to about room temperature. While it is still hot enough, slowly add in about two tablespoons of sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use, and then enjoy the black truffle sea salt and truffles at room temperature.
For truffle salt taste, delectable sweet bread and butter cookies work great. Use a cookie cutter or your fingers to cut the cookies into rounds. Spread the yummy deliciousness all over with a large spoon. Carefully slide the large round of cookies into truffle salt containers and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For a wonderful summer dessert, top a baked sweet potato with some sea salt and grated cheese. Scrambled eggs are also a nice addition to this recipe. Both ingredients can be cooked in one skillet. You may choose to have both finished over medium heat to ensure a delicate consistency. Enjoy these delectable two-ingredient recipes, and they make an appetizing addition to any menu!
It takes a little practice to get the perfect truffle salt taste every time. As with most cooking techniques, the secret is to apply the seasoning slowly and evenly. The goal is to keep the flavors from competing with each other. In order to bring out the true truffle flavor, it is best to let the flavors develop a little at a time.
There are many more ways to enjoy this rich and creamy seasoning. Sprinkle some over popcorn and add them to sandwiches. If you like the smell of it on your food, then you will love the flavor when it's added to soups, salads, and pasta dishes. This brings out the true flavor of truffles. Try sprinkling some over healthy brown rice and adding them to your next salad.
These scrumptious snacks are created using the finest quality ingredients. They are salted and they are garnished with a large host of flavors. You can also make a variety of different salts by combining black truffle salt with various spices. The possibilities are endless when it comes to enjoying this delicious snack.