Since I tried this cookie recipe, I've been on a kick of sweet treats being enhanced by salty goodness. Enter: Fleur de Sel. Let's have a mini lesson on this fine "flower of the salt" and read the product description off of the Williams-Sonoma site.
"Prized for its delicate flavor, fleur de sel, literally the "flower of salt," has been gathered on the island of Ré, off France's Atlantic coast, since the seventh century. Sun and wind evaporate the sea water, leaving fine, light crystals that are skimmed from the surface of salt pans. Beloved by centuries of good cooks, it is distinguished by a subtle, pure flavor and high concentration of minerals. An excellent all-around seasoning."
Seriously, this divine ingredient is a blessing from the heavens! The next recipe I'm going to try that includes Fleur de Sel is this cake found in my new Baked cookbook. Yep, it's the Sweet and Salty Cake. Watch the owners of Baked make it on Martha Stewart and get the recipe here.