DIY, Food

Truffle Honey on Smoked Gouda and Crackers

We all know that bits of truffle can make any meal go from mediocre to amazing. Truffle honey is no exception.  A friend introduced me to truffle honey at a dinner where she served this delicious nectar with cheese and crackers as an hors d’oeuvre. I could have very well had the honey and cheese platter for dinner alone. So good!

Unfortunately, I was disappointed to learn she picked up the truffle honey in Switzerland and it wasn’t something easily available in Canada. My boyfriend and I did splurge on a bottle of white truffle oil during Christmas and thought…is making truffle honey as simple as combining the truffle oil and some good quality honey? Our research online told us yes. So why not…we put the theory to the test…

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What you need:

  • One bottle of pure honey
  • White truffle oil (8-10 drops)
  • Small jar

The process is as simple as stirring together the truffle oil and honey. I distributed the truffle oil throughout by layering the two ingredients. First, add a few drops of truffle oil at the bottom of the jar, then fill it up 1/3 with honey, add a few more drops of oil and then some more honey. Continue on until the jar is 3/4 full of honey. Stir together and let sit for 24 hours. This is when I assume all the flavor mish mash takes place.

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This may not be the exactly same as the Swiss Truffle Honey, but we were delighted with the results. Drizzle on some smoked bree and crackers for a wonderful sweet smokey crunch. If you are concerned with using up your truffle oil for this recipe, I wouldn’t worry too much. A little bit of truffle oil goes a long way and this recipe only takes a few drops! It’ll be worth it.

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