Croissant a la Truffe!

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted by greg in Daily life...

I am a Pastry Chef. I have made desserts with black truffle at several points of my career… The other day, Maria gave me (yes, you read right! “GAVE” Thank you Maria!!) one very handsome black truffle from Western Australia, and of course, like a dog seeing chocolate, my mind popped a loud “pasta for dinner!”… But the occasion was too beautiful to miss, could or would I challenge the status quo of creating yet another black truffle infused dessert around black truffle and mascarpone, hazelnut, ice cream… After a deep conversation with my inner self (that would be my stomach), I couldn’t pull myself to create yet another dessert with black truffle… I was seating there, watching that fabulous gift of nature, an hidden goodness so much sought after that human taught animals to hunt them; I trust at first it was motivated by the love of food, then of course, money took over I guess.

I believe such a delicate flavor must remain undisturbed and undertaken in absolute food porn; fully loaded butter croissant with sliced black truffle that is!

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135 grams of pure delight!

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I probably didn’t break any new grounds with these black truffle croissant, but just for the sake of having them freshly baked out of the oven, sprinkled with a little Guerande sea salt was just INSANE! They were so full of truffle that the steam produced by the truffle at baking made an extra large texture in the croissant as you can see on the photos. Of course, this is not something I would eat at breakfast, although it would be a nice addition to scramble eggs and sausage, wouldn’t it? I was thinking about mini version of it being served with perhaps a white asparagus soup and a bit of chopped Iberico ham… Anyway, this is just me speculating on things that never happened, but one thing happened for sure, it’s the team and myself engulfing a tray full of these beauties!

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Eventually on the next day, the rest of the truffle ended up chopped in a huge pot of angel hair pasta with extra mushrooms, bacon and parsley (and enough butter to feel your arteries shrinking!) which was an absolute delight for lunch!

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PS: Don’t tell your doctor about this stuff! ;) 

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