Candy Cap Challenge Recipe Collection

Sarah Mickey All Recipes, General 7 Comments

The bloggers who participated in our Candy Cap Challenge created a deliciously diverse spread of recipes. Bloggers were asked to create an original recipe using dried Candy Cap mushrooms, and we got some truly amazing results. Some recipes were savory, some were sweet, but all were delicious.

See the full list of recipe submissions below:

Four Points FoodieMaple Marinated Chicken with Candy Cap Risotto

Pink Apron – Candy Cap Mushroom Sponge Candy

Cookies and Crafts – Maple Infused Candy Cap Cookies

A Taste of Koko – Yule Log Cake feat. Candy Cap Mushrooms

Okay, Check it Out – Forest Floor Donuts

Romeo Cucina – Stuffed Acorn Squash with Moroccan-Style Candy Cap Filling

Cookistry – Candy Cap Crusted Rack of Pork

Shallot Jane – Candy Cap Bread Pudding

Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker – Candy Cap Mushroom Syrup Cupcakes

Flavor Appraiser – Candy Cap Cornbread Stuffing

Inspired to try Candy Cap mushrooms? Check out our Candy Cap recipes for even more ideas!

Comments 7

  1. OK, I had to vote for A Taste of Koko – Yule Log Cake feat. When I first opened the post, I thought it was a “cheat” using the item for presentation rather than IN the recipe, but then I realized it was both. Way to go! 🙂

    I have to admit that Okay, Check it Out – Forest Floor Donuts most caught my attention though. It was less about the mushrooms (I’m not a shroom person myself), and more about the spruce tips. I’ve never heard of them before, but I’m very curious now and will have to see about getting some. I do use rosemary a LOT – not sure how similar it is in flavor/texture.

    Nice job guys. Good luck!

  2. I really liked A Taste of Koko’s Yule Log and Okay, Check it Out’s Forest Floor Donuts (really cute title for them!), but I voted for Romeo Cucina’s Stuffed Acorn Squash. It looked interesting and it is something that I would be more likely to make in my own kitchen. Good luck everyone!

  3. Chris – eBay is your best bet for spruce tips as far as I know, probably in the spring. (I froze mine, but I don’t know if sellers do so.) They’re very tender, moreso that rosemary, if only because the needles are thinner. I’ve ordered spruce tip syrup before, and although it’s good, it’s a much much fainter flavor than the tips themselves – but has the benefit of being available year round.

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