Clitopilus prunulus, ‘Miller’, ’Sweet Bread’ (4 Photos and Description)

Convex whitish soft chamois-like cap with firm flesh and inrolled margin that eventually flattens out, becomes wavy and develops a concave center. Decurrent, closely spaced white gills that turn pinkish as the spores mature. Odor of this mushroom reminds one of rising, unbaked bread. Saprotrophic under conifers and hardwoods forest clearings or edges of woods. Appears in late summer and  autumn.

Slice, sauté for a couple of minutes. Has a strong nutty taste. Good in stews, soups, over pasta.

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