If you are into baking your own pastries or bread, then you already know how important a black truffle sea salt is. It can bring out the flavor of your favorite chocolate or cocoa, while also adding an element of richness and complexity to your food. In fact, in the world of baking, black truffles are considered one of the best. If you like them as much as I do, then you might want to learn how to make your own.
Black truffle is actually the fruiting body of underground ascomycete fungi, mostly one of three species of the family Tuberculiaceae. Among these three species are Geophylla, Peziza, and Choiromycota. Geophylla and Peziza are commonly found in North America while Choiromycota and Leucatinium grow naturally in other parts of the world.
These mushrooms are found in different places in the world, but all of them have one trait in common. They all contain a substance called "Trigonelline." This substance is similar to a chemical that helps bacteria grow. The fungi produce it to help get the best energy possible. This is also why truffles smell so good.
This truffle salt works great in many recipes. It not only makes the flavor of your favorite food richer and more complex, but it also enhances the overall health of your body. Studies have shown that eating black truffles helps lower bad cholesterol levels, as well as lowering blood pressure and helping to reduce inflammation.
You may think that it would be difficult to make a black truffle salt at home, but actually it is quite easy. There is a simple recipe that you can follow that will get you started. Since this product is quite perishable, you should make sure that you keep the mushrooms fresh after you harvest them.
Truffles do not spoil as fast as some foods, such as mushrooms. So if you plan on storing the truffles for some time, do not use store them in the refrigerator. Instead, store them in a cool dry airtight container in a dark place away from light.
To make your own truffle salt, begin by cutting the mushrooms into small pieces. Next, add two tablespoons of ground salt to each piece and grind together until the powder starts to form a paste. The mix can be prepared using either by hand or a mixer. Once you have this mixture ready, add about one tablespoon of grated cheese, a one-eighth cup of olive oil, two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and the chopped mushrooms.
When you mix this mixture, spread the mixture on the surface of the truffles and leave to dry. Once they are completely dried, they will be ready to be used in all of your baking recipes. When it is ready, it will look like the top layer of your favorite truffle.
To prepare your truffles, remove the black truffle sea salt from its package and carefully rub the surface of the mushroom over the entire surface of the dish. Press it into the dish and then allow it to dry, making sure that it does not drip onto the rest of the dishes. If the mushrooms are wet, it will not taste very good. Once the mixture has completely dried, you can place the truffles in an airtight container.
When you are preparing your other ingredients, remember that the flavors of the mushrooms will vary from person to person and also from season to season. This is why the preparation of the product has to be done in advance. This way, you know exactly what you are getting into.
This truffle salt can be used in place of meat or mushroom base in sauces or dishes that are not made with mushroom. Also, it can be added to vegetable and cheese sauces. A popular use of the product is for making balsamic and red wine sauces.
Other uses include adding the truffles to salads, gravies, pasta sauces, and even bread. Another interesting way to use this product is to top a pot of pasta with it. This is especially helpful for those who cannot eat the actual mushrooms themselves. As with any other type of mushroom, the texture of the product varies, so it can be added to soups or stews and other similar dishes.