A couple of things to note first: Truffle Butter is made with butter (obviously) and either fresh or canned/dried truffles. Canned or dried truffles will work but never add truffle flavor to the butter because of their poor quality.
Fresh truffles will add more flavor but the flavor will slowly dissipate over time as the sulfur compounds the that give truffles their characteristic flavor and aroma break down. By adding in a very small amount of our truffle essence this problem is solved. This truffle butter recipe will be on par or better than any professionally made product out there.
With this recipe, either black or white truffle butter can be made even though we use black as the example. It can also be infused into other products, as described below.
To make black truffle butter, all you need are three things: butter, truffle essence and truffles. It’s as simple as that!
Black Truffle Butter Recipe
- 2.5 oz Salted Butter
- 1 oz Fresh or Dried Black Truffle
- 1 ml Black Truffle Essence
Soften the butter at room temperature until it is soft enough to stir. With a micro plane or similar small grater, grate the black truffle into the butter and stir well until all of the truffle is evenly distributed through the butter. Add in the .5ml black truffle essence with the help of the measured dropper provided with your purchase. Stir well until evenly combined. For storage: you can place the butter in small containers or roll into a tube shape with the help of some parchment paper. The butter will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator or forever in the freezer.
How to Use Black Truffle Butter
So now that you have your homemade truffle butter, what should you make!? The options are endless. Here are a few ideas on how to use your new butter in your kitchen:
- Topped on a big juicy steak
- Sauces – wisk a little into your sauces to add a nice shine and truffle flavor
- Mushrooms – sauteed in melted truffle butter
- Truffled Mashed Potatoes
- Truffled Popcorn
- vegetables – saute veggies in truffle butter to change up your old routine
- eggs – scramble your eggs in truffle butter instead of plain butter or oil