How was everyone’s weekend???!
On this Monday morning, I’d like to take a moment to remind us all that sometimes, it is the simplest things that are the best. Thing don’t have to be complicated to be fantastic. Exhibit A: White Truffle Honey!
I first experienced the amazingness of white truffle honey during a weekend in wine country where it was almost an afterthought on the menu description of a artisan cheese plate at Willie’s Seafood and Raw Bar. After ordering and trying said cheese plate, I would have rewritten the menu to look something like this…
WHITE TRUFFLE HONEY
Served with three delicious cheeses you can drizzle with WHITE TRUFFLE HONEY. Also comes with homemade crackers you can place the cheese on or just dip into the WHITE TRUFFLE HONEY. Pairs well with champagne, Pinot Noir, or more WHITE TRUFFLE HONEY.
Too much?? I didn’t think so. Seriously you guys, this is one of the best things I have had in a while. My husband and I nearly licked clean the way-too-tiny bowl of honey they gave us to pair with our cheese and homemade crackers (which really were delicious by the way). It doesn’t count as licking the bowl if you drag your finger across the bottom and then lick that, right??
As we were eating, I was imagining the amazing recipe for this amazing honey. I was imagining whole truffles soaking in the best honey being constantly stirred with special spoons and stored in handmade barrels at exactly 62 degrees for 17 years. Or something like that.
So you can imagine my surprise when I asked our waitress if she could share the recipe and she told me, “Sure, it is just white truffle oil and honey.” I had a bit of a culinary seizure. You mean there are TWO ingredients? No special honey made by bees in the northernmost region of Argentina? No absurd level of care? No having to special order whole white truffles from the internet? I just need white truffle oil and honey??! I couldn’t believe it!
You can find white truffle oil at some grocery stores and most specialty stores. It is expensive but it is worth it! You only need a couple drops to completely flavor whatever you are making so it goes a long way and the flavor is unmatched! I always by made in the USA honey and like raw natural honey, but you can choose whatever you like.
Choose an airtight jar because this honey will keep indefinitely. Did you know honey is one of the only foods that never spoils??? It’s true!
Then all you need to do is combine 16 oz of honey with about 10 drops of truffle oil. I put in three in the bottom of the jar, three in the middle, and four on top to spred it out. Give it a good stir and let it sit for about 2 days before using to let the flavors blend. You will end up with a fantastically weird culinary creation. You get the silky texture of honey with the earthy flavor of white truffle. Because the truffle oil is so strong, only a hint of the honey’s sweetness comes through. It is wonderful with a strong blue cheese on a crisp cracker, but I can’t wait to experiment with it in new ways!
Hope you love it as much as I do!
Since we are on the topic, What deceptively simple things do you love???
P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a Vinturi!
White Truffle Honey
- 16 oz good honey
- about 10 drops white truffle oil
Combine honey and oil in an air tight jar. Store 48 hours before using. Store at room temperature indefinitely.