Truffle salt is a relatively recent concoction invented by mixing ordinary salts with small pieces of black or white truffles. Unlike truffles oil, truffles salt is primarily used as an end-of-meal finishing garnish, rather than as an ingredient in food preparations. Some of the earliest known recipes for truffles used this salt. This was probably because it tasted good and had no calories. However, its popularity has waned, and it is not used much in modern cuisine.
Traditionally, truffles were eaten as a snack before dinner, which is why they are often called "toast de truffles" in France. The salt in the truffles was said to help to make the meal taste better. But, now that we have cured meats, cheese, fish, and other items of food with salt, it is not so useful as a garnish in modern cooking. Instead, it has been adopted as an ingredient in desserts and other desserts, such as ice cream, pies, brownies, and cakes.
While many types of truffles are available at supermarkets, the one that is most common in cakes, cookies, and ice cream is the black truffle sea salt. It is said to be a mixture of truffles and black peppercorns, which give it a pleasant, almost spicy flavor.
There are many varieties of black truffles. However, most people prefer a variation on the truffles of Switzerland called the Bordeaux truffles.
The traditional way to cook black truffles is by adding them to bread or pastries, or even to sauces. Traditionally, these foods should be cooked in the oven for five minutes or less, which gives the flavors a chance to develop. However, black truffles can also be prepared in a microwave for about half the time it takes to roast them. The results are usually quite different from the ones cooked on the stovetop and have a wonderfully complex flavor that cannot be achieved by boiling or broiling.
Another way to prepare black truffles is to buy them in small packets of about a teaspoon each. They can then be wrapped in aluminum foil and kept in a tin or plastic bag until needed. For example, you could place a small amount of them in your favorite cookie or jam in a tray and refrigerate them for a few days, and then eat them when they are needed, or when they are needed most.
Different people have different ideas about the best way to store them, but a small container in a cupboard will work well enough. You can keep them in a freezer for a few months, but they do lose their freshness. If you want to eat them as soon as possible, put them in a baggy for three to four days in the refrigerator. They will be as good as new.
Because there are so many different recipes for Black Truffles, it can be hard to know where to start, but there are some things that you can use to give them a distinctive character. For instance, you could mix up a recipe for truffles with a variety of nuts, herbs, or vanilla, or even some rosewater. A good recipe is easy to come by, and it can be a very enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Most recipes for truffles call for truffle salt, which is basically table salt that has been finely ground up. It makes a perfect substitute if you don't like salt. The problem with table salt is that it tends to be too salty. When you grind up the truffles, you won't need to worry about this. Just mix them with the salt and the other ingredients and it will give you a rich, complex, delicious truffle.
Although some people may argue, truffles taste even better at room temperature and when served cold or even in their original packaging. The reason for this is that the oil in the chocolate will melt away, leaving the flavorful oils behind. In addition to being tastier, room temperature truffles make the truffles much easier to eat.
Truffles make a wonderful gift for anyone, and a truffle-shaped gift basket is sure to please. There are many stores that sell truffles in bulk, as well as a variety of unique ways to serve them.