What is Truffle Salt? A truffle is a form of the mineral quartz crystal salt. Because truffle is composed mainly of real pieces of truffle ground up into a fine powder, it was popular long before powdered truffles became more popular. Many think Truffle is named after a French pastry chef, but actually, it's from a village called Trussence which is located in Southern France.
What is a black truffle sea salt anyway? How did it become so highly prized? Truffle salt is made from highly refined white sugar, cocoa butter, and yeast. It's also sometimes topped with a small amount of real, fresh black truffles to give it a rich and delicious flavor.
Why use truffle salt in baking? Because truffle salt contains high levels of dissolved fat, making it very greasy and thus very similar to cooking oil. You can use this oil instead when baking anything that calls for vegetable oil. In fact, you can use truffle salt on almost any baked product. It'll add that great buttery flavor without having to use any oil at all!
Besides being great for cooking and baking, what other potential benefits does truffle salt have? The obvious benefits are of course the aesthetic ones, such as that beautiful and delightful taste. But did you know truffle salts also have health benefits? Truffle salt has a high-quality calcium content, which contributes to strong teeth and bones. And that's not all, because the calcium content of truffle salts also contributes to healthy skin.
However, you don't need to go out and start buying expensive organic products just so you can enjoy the taste of truffle salt on your own. Actually, there are many low-priced organic products available in the market that are just as tasty and healthy (if not more so) than the sea salt or black truffle salt you'd be using. If you're on a tight budget, then you don't have to spend a lot of money. All you need is a bit of creativity and some common sense because there really are many low-cost, healthful alternatives to luxury products like these.
For example, let's say that you're in the mood to impress your guests and master the art of conversation. If you're planning a dinner party for your friends, then one of the easiest and quickest ways to up the "spice" factor is to serve them some steaks! Nothing beats a wonderful steak on its own, with its unique seasoning and delicious rich flavors. One of the most convenient ways to incorporate this flavorful treat into your diet is to make your own homemade chargrilled truffle salt.
When you make your own car, all you need to do is get some good grade filet mignon, some garlic, some fresh lemon juice, a little olive oil and a pinch of Cayenne pepper. All you have to do is marinate the meat in the lemon juice overnight, slice it thinly and then sprinkle on the Cayenne pepper until you have a smooth paste. The next day, simply mix the marinated steak with some olive oil, some lemon juice, and some salt and let it marinate for an hour. Next, just grill the steak over medium heat. In no time at all, you'll have a scrumptious steak that is sure to leave everyone feeling yummy!
If grilling steak still seems a bit too complicated for you, then you can always turn it into one of your favorite finger foods by making a batch of mini truffles. These mini-sized delicacies are the perfect party time snack or dessert. Simply combine a tablespoon of white wine, some pimento paste, a teaspoon of coarse sea salt and a quarter teaspoon of ground pepper flakes. You will then want to create a paste out of the mixture by heating it in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it begins to smoke. Then simply transfer the mixture to a food processor and run it through until you have a powder that you can then smooth with a pastry brush in order to create your own highly prized truffle salt.