Yesterday afternoon I went to the nearby forest. I was not much surprised by the quantity of species that I have found. The weather is ideal for them. I found Giant Puffball that does not appear often so, the joy of founding it was even bigger. Take a look!
Calvatia gigantea, The Giant Puffball
It was a bit damaged by falling apples! I have found once seventeen balls in the grass; they looked surreal, as if they had landed from the space. This one was bigger than a basketball. They can be pretty big, and weight up to 14 kg!
It is edible while young, that is - until it is white inside. I use to prepare it the same way as Vienna stake. Just make slices (stake-like), salt them, then dip into flour, eggs and breadcrumbs and fry until brown.
Some more of yesterday's findings...