If you think that the rich exotic flavor of black truffles can only be enjoyed in complicated and expensive dishes, nothing can be father from truth as in case of this recipe, butter and bread are all you need. Despite being an amazingly easy recipe, this dish promises you a taste that will transcend you to heaven and will linger on your tongue longer than anticipated.
This recipe has used black truffle butter made from fresh truffles. Black truffles are one of the most beloved ingredients of chefs across the globe. While truffles come only in a particular season, the finest quality of butter made from it can be purchased from any grocery store. Italy boasts of producing the best truffles in the world. However, those cultivated in France are also of superior quality and as they say, fresh is better, it is recommended that you use butter made from fresh black truffles only. Black truffles are available at a variety of food stores and you can also buy online from different vendors.
Let’s get started with the recipe
This recipe serves 6 to 8 individuals. The cooking time is 15 minutes and the preparation time is 10 minutes.
Semolina bread (the slices should be only a day-old) 8 slices
Black truffles (fresh)/ jar of black truffles ½ ounces
Anchovy fillets 2
Stick butter(kept at room temperature) 1 teaspoon
Heat the oven at 350⁰C. Take a baking sheet and place it on a flat work surface. Put the slices of bread flat on the baking sheet and put them in the oven. Toast the slices for about 4 minutes. Turn them over and toast them similarly for four minutes until you can see them turning light golden in color. Cool them down by placing them on a rack of wire.
Take a black truffle and if you are using a fresh one, clean it using a vegetable brush or a kitchen towel. Now take a sharp vegetable peeler and start shaving off the tough pieces of skin from the exterior of the truffle. Preserve these shavings as they can be used for sauces when cooking other dishes. In case you are using truffles that come in a jar, they can be used instantly without the need to trim or clean them. Now use a grater and grate the truffle on its fine holes until you are left with only a solid small piece. Now in a blender, add the anchovies and butter and whisk them until a smooth texture is achieved. Now fold the truffle that has been grated. Take a platter and place the cooled Crostini on it, spreading the butter on top. The remaining pieces of truffles should then be grated over Crostini to serve as garnishing. Make sure you give each piece of Crostini a dusting of the black truffles. Serve the Crostini immediately.
This dish will prove to be a feast for those who live to eat rather than those who eat to live.