Can witches butter be eaten raw?
The most texturally interesting mushrooms we encountered were two jelly mushrooms, known as Witches Butter and Wood Ear. Witch’s Butter (pictured in my out-of-focus shot) is bright yellow, edible, and can even be eaten raw. It’s not flavorful, but the texture can be like gummy bear candy.
Why is it called witches butter?
Exidia glandulosa – often referred to as Black Witch’s (or Witches’) Butter, perhaps because of its butter-like consistency and greasy surface when wet as well as its sombre colour, occurs throughout the year on dead hardwood.
How do you get rid of witches butter?
According to European legend, Witches’ Butter grows on the door frames of homes on which a witch has cast an evil hex. The only way to remove this hex is to pierce the fungus with a pin and drain its fluid.