Hand harvested in the Camargue area of France, the salt gives off the scent of violets as it dries. Each container is sealed with a cork top and bears the signature of the plaudier (salt raker) who harvested the salt. Exceptional as a finishing salt on roasted vegetables or grilled meats.
This French Sea Salt is excellent in both sweet and savory dishes. It's taste is not as harsh as table salt and you'll love it in your dishes. Adds a nice balance on your sweet treats as well, such as salted caramel sauce! Yum! I love that beautiful packaging as well. Totally worth every penny
Loved it the first time -- second time not quite the same
I purchased a container of this brand's fleur de sel -- maybe five years ago from another source. It was exceptional. Delicate salt flakes, mild yummy salt taste. Perfect as a finishing salt for salads. I bought my second container recently with sur-la-table and was disappointed to find rather than the 100% light flaky crystals I loved and got used to with my last 4.4oz container - there are some larger chunky bits in this batch. Now when I sprinkle a bit on a buttered crumpet I get a bit BAM POW salty nugget and it's not quite the same experience I absolutely delighted in and couldn't wait to get more of. I'm still using it-- every time I open it up though I pout at the larger salt crystals mixed into this batch. I don't know if it was just naturally chunkier or if they're mixing some other cheaper salt in with the delicate flakes. I'm super sad about it. I'm tempted to sift it all through my colander to remove the biggest chunks. :p
Can another salt can be substituted for fleur de sel in a cookie recipe?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer:Absolutely! I regard Fleur De Sel as more of a "specialty" salt, and use it more specifically in special dishes or in cooking and baking where my other ingredients are of the same high quality of this salt. In baking, salt is usually folded in with other ingredients, so the special characteristics of Fleur De Sel can easily be lost. The only way I would use it in baking would be if it were to be used as a visible topping... like in crackers or pretzels. Then you would have the full appreciation for this exceptional product.
I have used successfully Kosher salt on my chocolate chip cookies to enhance the chocolate taste. I bought the fleur de sel as I found an increasing number of recipes that calls for it, but I haven't tried it yet. I understand it's a sprinkling salt used in baking, it's too expensive to use in cooking.