A mushroom with a brown smooth cap the shape of a halved sphere, atop a thick, dirty white stem. The mushroom is growing on a sloping patch of ground amongst moss, twigs and other forest debris; trees can be faintly seen in the background.
The Penny Bun mushroom represents the wild mushroom par excellence. This is what most European's talk about when they talk about 'wild mushrooms'. It was popular enough in Victoria Britian to be given the appropriate nickname 'Penny Bun' because of it's well-baked colour and round shape. Whole caps are excellent grilled!
Boletus edulis, commonly known as penny bun, porcino or cep, is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus. Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere across Europe, Asia, and North America.Prized as an ingredient in various foods, B. edulis is an edible mushroom held in high regard in many cuisines, and is commonly prepared and eaten in soups, pasta, or risotto.