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
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.