One of the most interesting recipes in the 20th anniversary issue of BBC Good Food magazine was a salted caramel chocolate cake made by home-baker Hannah Obee. This cake was unusual in the sense that it wasn’t the caramel that was salted, but the cake itself! Obee stated that the dessert was actually inspired by some salted chocolate truffles she’d been given as a present.
Quite an unusual thing, right?
Not really. For some odd reason, the addition of salt to dark chocolate makes the flavor of the chocolate really pop out into your mouth.
Case in point: Heavenly Chocolates‘ Himalaya dark chocolate square.
Pink Himalayan rock salt crystals are mixed into rich dark chocolate to create a most unusual experience. The effect is quite stunning: rich chocolate melts smoothly in one’s mouth, releasing an explosion of sweet, rich, bitter, almost nutty flavors. Then there’s the crunchy little flecks of salt: they add a bit of crunch to the smooth confection and an almost savory taste that is quite appealing.
If you’re suffering from palate fatigue with your other chocolate treats, this is definitely a treat to perk up your tastebuds.