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.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 45 min
Total time: 50 min
Makes 9 servings
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Blend mushrooms, cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in food processor for 15 seconds. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds.
Whisk buttermilk, eggs, and maple syrup in separate bowl, then add cornmeal mixture and stir just until evenly incorporated without over mixing.
Pour mixture into greased 9-inch square metal baking pan. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center pulls out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool bread in pan. Cut into 9 (3-inch) squares. Serve.