What exactly does black truffle salt taste like? Most often, truffle salt will taste very much like the actual truffles they contain, but with a little more focus and effort, you can flavor it too. Truffle taste is usually defined as an intense earthy/herbal flavor, although there are other species of truffle that can deliver somewhat different flavors as well. Some people describe it as tasting like nutmeg and/or cinnamon and the like. For our purposes, let's stick with the earthy flavor and try to make some dessert variations using this delicious salt.
Any time you have black summer truffles, you need some kind of a blasting agent. If you don't want to use alcohol-based products, try using a bit of milk foam or gel food coloring. If you don't care about the smell, simply pour some truffle salt on a cookie sheet and place the cookie in the freezer for a bit. Then you can just top it off with your favorite flavor and enjoy it whenever you like. This technique also allows you to make cookies, cupcakes and other desserts that still have that wonderful flavor, but are less offensive if consumed by guests.
One way to get more of those great flavors without the excessive salt is to make a simple mixture with baking soda, liquid smoke, and/or some brand of liquid herb in the bottom of your oven. Cover the baked cookies and add some black pepper flakes and mix them together. When the cookies are done baking, pull them from the oven, allow them to cool, and then scrape off the excess salt with a spatula. Once you've removed the excess salt, you can then add the blended herb mix and blend until you have the desired taste. For truffle salt, substitute the liquid herb mix for regular table salt, and enjoy your new cookie variation!
Another way to get that authentic high heat taste without the accompanying sulfur is to use a little olive oil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of rock salt in a medium bowl. Mix together until smooth, and then apply toasted bread as you would regular butter. Use truffle salt to cover and finish the bread. Make sure to leave enough coating for the bread to retain its crunch.
For an additional summertime breakfast treat, egg whites, sunny side up eggs, and some low-fat cream cheese topped with low calorie whipped cream can be combined with black truffle salt and a little bit of vanilla ice cream. Use a food processor, blender, or put the ingredients into a bowl and stir until thoroughly blended. If you prefer a smoother consistency, add a little more milk or ice cream.
For an excellent breakfast cereal with lots of protein, eggs, and good carbohydrates, try using raisins, cinnamon, and low-calorie sweetener in a blender or food processor. Combine the raisins and the spices and blend until smooth and creamy. Add some skim milk, low-calorie vanilla syrup, and some sprinkles of your favorite flavor salt and you have a perfectly healthy oatmeal. This is one of the best ways to get your kids to eat healthy snacks!
If you are looking for that perfect desert flavor, try cooking your own fudge using brown sugar, unsweetened real cream, and some dried fruits like peaches, apricots, or prunes. To make the actual truffle salt taste like mushrooms, drizzle over half of the mixture, and serve with some freshly sliced strawberries or peaches. If you don't want to make fudge, you could also substitute butterscotch or rum-soaked raisins for the real flavor. This dessert would be a great option for a family or Thanksgiving dinner.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to delicious food items. You can also turn ordinary snacks into delectable treats like when you drizzle of truffle salt over popcorn. Popcorn is typically salty, but this mixture makes it more delightful. If you happen to have some salted popcorn, you might as well use truffle salt to make it taste like a truffle.