Scarlet Elf Cups

Scarlet Elf Cups

Scarlet Elf Cups – Sarcoscypha coccinea – a fungi that becomes apparent on the deciduous woodland floor during winter, feeding upon decaying twigs n’all.

A lot of text says these are inedible (but they are in my opinion) and they add a vibrant colour to a dish with an ‘earthy’ beetroot kind of taste. Whether the mild weather this year retards their growth, remains to be seen.