Stonky, our neighbour turned up with a plastic bag full of great big fat Penny Bun mushrooms. For some reason Stonky and Nada do not eat them, they don’t eat Parasol mushrooms either!
That evening we brushed off the wild woodland residue of dust and dirt and cut away any bad bits then sliced them into slithers! This is easy with the stems but the green underside of the caps easily turns to sludge when compressed. Then the slithers were spread out of a sheet to dry. The next day we put them out in the sun. Now they are dried shrivelled and safely stored in clean jam jars for future culinary use.
We kept back a few for the next days meal and Marko turned them (and some parasols) in to giant mushroom battered fritters.
We also got a load of Black Trumpet mushrooms, also known as Dead Man’s Trumpet. These were turned into a mushroom rissotto and the rest were dried on baking trays on the wood burning oven in the apartment.