Truffle salt is quite a new creation made from mixing various pieces of black or white truffle with traditional salt. Compared to other truffle ingredients, black truffle sea salt usually tends to be less powerful in taste and scent, but that is not always a bad thing. Truffle flavor tends to be described as a lightly smoky, earthy flavor, although there are other species of truffle that can also give somewhat different flavors. In most cases, truffle salt only tastes good in rich desserts. It works particularly well with chocolate desserts. It's certainly an ingredient to consider if you enjoy those desserts.
Most recipes for black truffle sea salt involve melting some butter and then quickly adding the truffle salt to it. The beauty of using this method is that there is not a huge amount of extra work involved. The butter can be kept warm while the truffle salt is melting and then added just before the second mixture begins to solidify. This is particularly helpful when you have a big dinner coming up and want to spread out the flavor throughout.
The first time I used black truffle salt, I made a few modifications to the recipe. Since I was a bit nervous about the reaction that the mixture had with my oven, I decided to try it out on a cold day so that the flavor would not be as pronounced. What I found was that the texture was much like chocolate syrup. It did make the brown sugar crisper and gave the cookies a slight cinnamon flavor. If you prefer your cookies not quite so sugary, you might want to leave the black truffle salt out of the mixture altogether.
For the second batch of black summer truffles, I decided to add just a touch more black pepper. I also reduced the amount of butter so that it didn't completely take away from the flavor. The result was delicious and it was like a dream come true. These truffles have a wonderful, rich flavor that is difficult to describe.
In terms of taste, they are close to perfect. There is absolutely no discernible flavor in the black summer truffles, which is one of the best attributes of truffle salt. If you like bitter flavors, then these truffles will likely not be your cup of tea. But if you are a lover of the rich flavor of dark chocolate and warm spices, you will fall in love with these cookies. These truffles were even better when they were topped with a little bit of cream cheese and served with fresh fruits.
This brings us to our third truffle salt recipe, which was inspired by my trip to our local deli. I had been hoping to get some black truffle salt for some of the heavier sandwiches that I was making, so when we went there, I knew that I wanted to try the "salt and pepper" sandwich. What I got was amazing, and it was actually very difficult to make. This version is just as delicious as the original, but I did save myself a lot of time by adding a little cream cheese to the top of each sandwich.
If you have ever tried the original "sea salt" version of truffle, then you know that it is a little bit different. In this recipe, you are going to substitute the popcorn for macadamia nuts. You will also put a little bit of oil in place of the butter if you do not have any. The result is fantastic not only does this add a unique flavor to the top, but it also makes the popcorn pop.
This is by far the best truffle salt recipe that I have found. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the flavors really pop when combined with the egg and oil. I am always in search of the perfect combination between truffle salt and eggs that will provide a unique taste that nobody else will have.