Truffles Are Not Just For Chocolate anymore
What is it about a black truffle sea salt crystal that makes it so special? In the old days, people would just buy this from their local grocery store. You can even still find some of those crystal salt shakers around. Then, these were used mostly for food and not for making salt. But then, things began to change.
In more recent times, black truffle salt was discovered in Switzerland. This was probably because it is salty in taste. Its natural high quality made it very popular all over the world. As a matter of fact, the word "truffle" itself means "salt". But it is also known as "candy-striped" because of its candy-like appearance.
The color of black truffle has been around for a long time. In fact, it has first been documented in the 18th century. The exact origins of black truffles are almost as diverse as they are varied. They can come from France, Italy, Switzerland, and even Russia. And although there are different types, the flavorings used to make them are almost universally alike.
When you think of truffles, most people think of dark chocolate truffles. But these aren't the only type. There are also white truffles, paupers truffles, and even green truffles. Each has its own particular look and taste, and they're all created with a different process.
The traditional method of creating black truffle sea salt involves taking pure cocoa butter and dark rum (or cognac or brandy) and turning it into a powder. Then it's mixed with other ingredients, such as vanilla and other powders. It's then rolled into tiny balls and fried in hot oil until they're golden brown. They're then served with rum sauce and whipped cream for an elegant treat.
These days you can get chocolate truffles in all sorts of styles, shapes, and sizes. If you're looking for a specific shape or design you'll be able to find it. Many of the big box retailers like Barnes & Noble and Pier 1 Imports carry a wide variety of chocolate truffles. While you're there, why not stop by Target and see what they have?
If you love truffles but don't like buying them, you should check out chocolate-covered espresso truffles. They're a great gift and if you make them yourself you can make a special gift to remember that everyone will love. You can buy them in a variety of flavors and they're not expensive at all. So the next time you have an idea for a gift try something different like truffles. You'll be glad you did.