ACORN FLOUR!

Thanks to a local Freedom Gardener, who brought us a lovely jar of plum preserves and a bag of acorn flour!

I fiddled around with acorn flour when I was a teenager and would really like to get back into it.   As teenagers we were big on wilderness and survivalist skills – building hogans, forging, wild edibles, etc, etc.     Now such skills are needed more than ever and we like to incorporate even more wild and local edibles into our diets.  We do harvest some wild edibles already but we like to strive incorporate wild foods because So Cal if full biodiversity.

On Friday I whipped up a batch of biscuits which were absolutely scrumptious.  Everyone concurred that they were the best tasting biscuits -ever!  Very nutty and earthy tasting.

I can wait to experiment more with using acorn flour in baked goods.  SM say in her latest post that it takes A LOT of acorns 10 lbs for 1 lbs of “flour”   That’s a lot of acorns…. time to get a’harvesting!

Thanks to sites like Freedom Gardens it’s great to be able to hook up with someone who has the same interests and starting building a community – sharing and growing!  Thank you again SM!

Not sure is she’s coming to this Sunday’s event (Film Screening & Harvest Potluck) but this local FGer is looking to trade acorns for acorn flour.

Oh, and if you haven’t joined the Freedom Garden community, what are you waiting for.  FG now has over 1500 members strong.  Perhaps you’ll find a FGer in your area!

:: Helpful Resources ::

Harvesting the wild acorns (Backwoods Home)

Use of Acorns for Food in California: Past, Present, Future (PDF)

Comments(10)

  1. Stacy says:

    I’ll be there! ( I swear I RSVPd)

    Some advance warning if folk want flour will help me know if I need to bring some (and how much!). I’ll also be bringing nutritional info (or search “acorn” at http://www.nutritiondata.com) and maybe even some examples of the acorns I’ve been harvesting and what to look for/avoid when harvesting/processing.

  2. Stacy says:

    I’ll be there! ( I swear I RSVPd)

    Some advance warning if folk want flour will help me know if I need to bring some (and how much!). I’ll also be bringing nutritional info (or search “acorn” at http://www.nutritiondata.com) and maybe even some examples of the acorns I’ve been harvesting and what to look for/avoid when harvesting/processing.

  3. Shoshana says:

    I was noticing that you use a lot of lima beans. (I adore them!) A way to cook them is to use them in baked beans, instead of great northerns, or navy beans. They are so yummy with molasses and onion. I think I need to go make some right now. My grandmother always made baked beans with limas instead of white beans. Just a suggestion.

  4. Shoshana says:

    I was noticing that you use a lot of lima beans. (I adore them!) A way to cook them is to use them in baked beans, instead of great northerns, or navy beans. They are so yummy with molasses and onion. I think I need to go make some right now. My grandmother always made baked beans with limas instead of white beans. Just a suggestion.

  5. Judy says:

    I’ve never heard of acorn flour…. hmmm… we have TONS of acorns from the oak trees in my yard. I bet we could almost fill up the back of a truck bed with them. My drive way is covered right now with acorns — the squirrels are having a hay day with them LOL. I’m going to have to look into acorn flour… sounds very interesting. Thanks for the links — I’m going to check them out.

  6. Judy says:

    I’ve never heard of acorn flour…. hmmm… we have TONS of acorns from the oak trees in my yard. I bet we could almost fill up the back of a truck bed with them. My drive way is covered right now with acorns — the squirrels are having a hay day with them LOL. I’m going to have to look into acorn flour… sounds very interesting. Thanks for the links — I’m going to check them out.

  7. Laurie says:

    I’m not sure what happened for us, but when we made acorn flour, the flour became “buggy” in a big hurry… faster than we could use the flour, anyway. I was really dissapointed, because we had worked So Hard on it and thought we’d followed directions to the letter. We’ll try again someday.

  8. Laurie says:

    I’m not sure what happened for us, but when we made acorn flour, the flour became “buggy” in a big hurry… faster than we could use the flour, anyway. I was really dissapointed, because we had worked So Hard on it and thought we’d followed directions to the letter. We’ll try again someday.

  9. kate says:

    we love making acorn bread!
    It’s about that time of year again.
    We are working on a really similar project to yours, but you seem to be further along then we are.
    Come see our blog and give us encouragement!

  10. kate says:

    we love making acorn bread!
    It’s about that time of year again.
    We are working on a really similar project to yours, but you seem to be further along then we are.
    Come see our blog and give us encouragement!

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