My purchase of a 9 gram truffle from Madame Truffles for $27 has gone a long way. So far, I have infused 18 eggs, 600 ml of cream and 150 grams of honey. I still have 6 grams left, which I will most likely use for grating on my truffle infused eggs when I cook them. I've had so much fun using truffle thatI wanted to share with you how easy they are to use.
Infusing eggs with truffle
Carefully place some raw eggs in an airtight container, i've been using a glass jar. Wrap the truffle in paper towel and place in with the eggs. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours (I've been leaving mine for 48 hours with good results).
Infusing honey with truffle
Ingredients: Honey 150 grams, and truffle pieces 1.5 grams.
Place the honey in a heatproof bowl (glass bowl) over boiling water. Add the truffle and bring the honey to 80-85 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes before placing honey in a sterilised jar.
I enjoy truffle honey best with cheese or over ice cream.
Infusing cream with truffle
Place the truffle (no paper towel) in a jar of cream, refrigerate for 10-12 hours ( I may have left mine for 24 hours).
You could make butter as I did, or you could use the truffle cream in a dessert which can sometimes be the best use of truffle in my opinion.
I used the truffle infused cream to whip into butter, I then shaved 2 grams of truffle down the middle and rolled it into a log. I have placed some butter in the fridge for this week and I have put the rest in the freezer for future use.
Caring for your truffle
Truffles are best when fresh, but you can usually get up to 2 weeks worth of use out of your truffles. Keep in mind that after about 5 days, the flavour and aroma of truffles will halve.
You can clean your truffle under running water with a small brush (toothbrush), and then dry immediately with paper towel. They should be stored individually wrapped in paper towel, sealed in an airtight container like a glass jar and kept in the crisper compartment of your fridge.
Daily monitoring of your truffle is important along with changing of the paper towel each day. If your truffle starts to grow spores, they can be brushed off with a toothbrush. If you start to get mould, you may cut the affected area off.
I'm not a chef nor an expert in truffles, I'm just a guy who enjoys cooking and eating. These techniques may not be best practice, but they have worked for me. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have better techniques or different uses for truffle.
Note: This is an independent review, truffles purchased were self funded by "Itd be rude not to".