Candy Cap Mushrooms
Among the more exotic of wild mushrooms, Candy Cap Mushrooms' aroma and flavor are strongly evocative of maple syrup. Dried Candy Cap Mushrooms retain their sweetness, making them one of the few mushrooms naturally suited for dessert and baking applications as well as a great addition to savory dishes.
Rinse Dried Candy Cap Mushrooms thoroughly in plenty of cold water. To reconstitute, place in a non-reactive bowl and add boiling water on mushrooms to cover. Let sit at least 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months under optimal storage conditions.
Candy cap mushrooms.
Candy Cap Mushrooms (Lactarius rubidus) are small to medium sized and their caps are typically only an inch or so across. Their color ranges from orange-red to orange-brown. These mushrooms have a mild aroma when fresh, but in the dried state, this intensifies and is compared to maple syrup, caramelized sugar, and malt.
Unique among wild mushrooms, the candy cap’s maple syrup-reminiscent aroma makes it a unique choice for flavoring desserts and baked goods. With additional maple syrup added, the candy caps’ aroma really shines in this simple, sweet bread.