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Acorn Flour
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Acorn Bread... Yummy (I guess)
By Sarah Lapallo
Hopefully, you've already read the page about the making of acorn flour but if not click here. Everything on this page will make more sense if you’ve got the "horrible history" behind it all.
  Jamestown Style
Acorn Bread

1/2 cup acorn flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon yeast
4 tablespoons water

Sift the dry ingredients, then add the water. After mixing everything up until it makes a ball, let it rise for about 2 hours.Place the ball of dough on a stone baking pan and bake it at 350° 20 or 30 minutes.
Makes one biscuit-sized loaf. Enjoy with butter or honey!

  bread So, how was the acorn bread?

I didn’t think it tasted too bad. It basically tasted like whole wheat bread with a slightly nutty taste. My sister Kerry and my brother Mike agreed. Both said it was okay and walked off without eating more.

Adam, the youngest (and pickiest eater ever) said, “I didn’t particularly like it, but I’d eat it if I had to. Like, if I was starving in the winter.”

At first, my dad wouldn’t try it. “It’s made of acorns!” he said, but he took a bite anyway. He said it wasn’t bad.

And what did Mom think?

“It’s heavy,” she said. “I can see how it would fill you up—at least a little.” She paused.

“But do you like it?” I asked.

“Yeah, I do. It’s good!” as if to prove her point, she ate another piece
. I sighed with relief. But I’m not sure why...

All in all, I’d say the whole thing was a success. The experiment made me realize how hard Joan, Tempie, and Maggie worked to survive the Starving Time. But next autumn when the leaves change colors, when the air gets chilly, when acorns litter the ground, maybe I won’t say anything and see if Mom forgets. Or maybe I’ll just have to ignore her if she says, “Remember last fall, when we made acorn bread? I was wondering if you wanted to try it again...”

Other Recipes

  Acorn Cornmeal bread
1 cup acorn flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg
½ cup honey
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine egg, honey, milk and oil. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients gradually while mixing with a whisk or electric mixer. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

  Acorn White Flour Bread
Mix together:
1 cup acorn flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Beat together:
1 cup milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons salad oil

Add these to the dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten everything. Pour into a greased pan and bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.







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