Is this a puffball?

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Is this a puffball?

Post: # 242189Post Nix
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:45 am

Any help really appreciated.
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Re: Is this a puffball?

Post: # 242239Post Davie Crockett
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:00 pm

Yes, Slice ito 1/2 inch pieces and fry in butter....or cube and make a soup. Lovely find! :thumbright:
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Re: Is this a puffball?

Post: # 242343Post Bulworthyproject
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:13 pm

It is a puffball. you should make sure that it is white all the way through before you cook it.
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Re: Is this a puffball?

Post: # 242346Post Nix
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:07 pm

Thank you Davie. When we cut it open, it had a neon yellow undercarriage. Which was a bit off putting!

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Re: Is this a puffball?

Post: # 242390Post Carltonian Man
Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:33 am

Hi Nix

It should be pure white in there, any yellowing means the flesh is past it. If you cook a puffball like that it'll smell like a wet Labrador and taste pretty much how it smells. Best committed to the compost I'm afraid but keep your eye out where you found that one, now it's rained there's likely to be others. As a field test before picking (if you don't want to cut into it) drum your fingers on the surface. It should feel really firm and have an agreeable high pitched resonance, once you've drummed on one or two you'll know what I mean.
Good luck :flower:

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