Latin name: Craterellus cornucopioides
This wild mushroom looks very much like a ‘chanterelle in mourning’. The Horn of Plenty is dark-grey to deep black in colour and, like the Chanterelle, has a funnel-shaped cap which is slightly crisped and wavy at the margins.
The flesh of this autumn and winter mushroom is aromatic, but less pronounced than that of the Boletus and Chanterelle.
Flavour and use
These mushrooms are often served with game. You can prepare them in the same way as Chanterelles. The Horn of Plenty can be used in terrines, salads, risotto and pasta dishes.