The notoriously rich, creamy, delicious flavor of black truffle makes it a unique competitor in the culinary pantheon. Made from Pacific Ocean Sea Salt collected from volcanic soil around the Tuscany region, this delectable salt elevates plain dishes to gastronomic marvels. Known for its salty, earthy flavor, this salt is as versatile as it is delicious. Served with pizza and pasta, sprinkled on salads and baked in the oven, truffle salt has become an important ingredient in many culinary circles. Many recipes have been devised simply based on this tasty, salty treat.
Truffle salt has a slightly coarse texture that is harder to work with than most table salts. However, it is worth the effort for this authentic flavor. In fact, working with this fine salt calls for both patience and finesse. Working in small batches to achieve the desired result takes time. This is another reason why this cured product is prized by those who love it for its incomparable flavor.
A secret ingredient of truffle oil is monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavour-enhancing chemical compound found naturally in olive oil. To make black truffle salt, all you need is some extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch of black truffle salt, and some dry yeast. Simply mix together the ingredients until the oil coats the dough. Form the dough into two pieces and place them into an airtight container and refrigerate for about an hour.
After an hour, the pieces are ready to roll. Working with cold hands, lift each piece and slide it onto the baking sheets. The longer you leave the black truffles in the refrigerator, the more flavour they will retain. Once you have finished rolling, lay them on a cooling rack set above a low oven. Cover the rack and let set for about three days until they are fully set.
During this period, the truffles will take on their rich earthy flavour. Roll the dough back up into a ball and then roll it out again. This time, place a small piece of cheese on top of each. Bake the truffle mixture for about thirty minutes until the cheese is melted. Now remove the cookies from their baking sheets and allow them to cool on a wire cooling rack. After about an hour, your homemade black truffle salt is ready!
For a sweet and slightly spicy black truffle sea salt recipe, combine two teaspoons of dried oregano, one teaspoon of dried thyme, and two tablespoons of granulated sugar. Mix until the ingredients are completely combined. Next, add a pinch of salt to the mixture. Allow the mixture to stand and then cut it into small pieces.
If you like your truffle salt to be a bit stronger, try incorporating chopped peppercorns into the mix. By doing this, you will have a powerful black truffle salt aroma that will surely be a hit. To serve, break the balls into smaller pieces and sprinkle some olive morada or flat salt over them. Salt can also be sprinkled on top of the truffle salt before serving.
When buying or preparing your own black truffle salt, be sure that you buy one that has no artificial additives or preservatives. Be careful however, as there are many cheap fake salts out there that are more likely to affect the taste of the actual seasoning than provide any real health benefits. Make sure that your ingredients are all natural. Do not forget to keep your salt fresh by storing in an air-tight container. In case the container gets opened for a short period of time, be sure to immediately replace it with a fresh one. Freshness is one of the most important factors in order to ensure that your black truffle salt remains fresh and appetizing for as long as possible.