Candied Mushrooms

The jelly fungi are truly in category all their own.  Gelatinous and wiggly, they have the sublime texture of a gumdrop.  Like many groups in the world of mushrooms, some jelly fungi are edible and some are not.  This variety, known as Jelly Babies, just so happens to be one of the edible ones.  They have no flavor, but this can be a good thing, since they take on the flavor of anything you cook them with.  Ryan and I love candying them to highlight their innate gumdrop essence.  Below is a plate of the candied Jelly Babies after being boiled in a reduced simple syrup.