Brown Butter Ganache Truffles with Smoked Salt

Makes approx 20-30 truffles
by Tenina Holder

I have to say on occasion I have brainwaves. If you know me at all, you will know that I love browned butter or buerre noisette. It makes regular butter sweet and nutty without much effort, and I even have made it to use in cookies in place of regular butter, (if you have my Cooking with Tenina cookbook you will know that)!

Anyhoo, I also have a thing for salt. When in St Malo (yes the Brittany in France St. Malo) a year or so ago and found a salt shoppe...yes, an entire establishment devoted to salt. I of course shopped hard. (By the way St. Malo has an entire restaurant and shop devoted to butter...and let’s not mention the dedication to pastries that are literally EVERYwhere! Thus my emotional attachment to France, but I digress!)

I came home with some treasures which ended up in my pantry, ne’er to be seen again until a recent spring clean. I had forgotten about the smoked salt. 

Browned butter, smoked salt, the best chocolate known to mankind...hello truffles. You’ll be glad to know I am stocking smoked salt. Get yours here and now folks, then onto the truffles. Following on from the smoked theme I rolled a couple in smoked paprika, but none of us loved them. I wanted the colour...but the flavour was just a bit jarring. If you mixed the paprika with cocoa, you could probably do it, I ran out of truffles before I got to that idea...

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