Acorn Flour Recipes

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Acorn Pancakes

1 cup acorn flour
1 cup white flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
¼ cup oil
½ cup honey
2 cups milk

1. Mix dry ingredients first.
2. Add wet ingredients and mix together thoroughly  (Note: the secret of keeping pancake batter from getting lumpy is to be sure to add all the wet ingredients before mixing.)
3.  Adjust consistency by adding a little more milk or a little more flour if it’s too thick or thin.  Pancake batter should be thin enough to pour, but not runny.
4.  Cook on oiled grill.
5.  Top with butter and Maple Syrup.

Acorn “Corn”bread

1 cup acorn flour
1 cup white flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
½ cup or honey
¼ cup oil or butter
1 cup milk (buttermilk is best!)

1.  Mix dry ingredients together.
2.   Add all the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
3.  Pour batter into a 9×9 baking pan, or 10-inch cast iron frying pan
4.  Bake at 375  for 25 minutes.
5.  Serve hot with plenty of butter!  Honey or maple syrup is good on it too

Acorn Brown Bread

This bread is baked by steaming it in empty tin cans for 2 hours.  It was a popular way to make bread in the olden days when the woodstoves were hot all day long.  It method of baking bread is a bit foreign to us nowadays, but this bread is unimaginably moist and delicious.  You used to be able to buy it in a can at the grocery store but I never see it for sale anymore.  Using Acorns instead of cornmeal makes this an extra special treat!

1 cup Acorn flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup molasses
1 cup chopped raisins

1. Mix all the ingredients together  to form your batter.
2. Take some clean empty 16-oz tin cans and grease them inside.
3.  Pour batter 3/4 full into each can.  This recipe will fill 3 or 4 cans.
4.  Put a layer of aluminum foil over each can and secure it tightly with rubber bands.
5.  Set the cans on a canning rack in your canner and put a couple inches of water at the bottom.
6.  Put the lid on the canner and let the cans steam for 2 hours.  Be sure to check the water occasionally and replenish if needed.
7.  Let cans cook completely before removing the ‘loaves’ of bread.
8.  Slice and serve.