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Acorn Pancakes

Acorns can be found beneath southern California wholesale mlb jerseys Oak trees wholesale nfl jerseys in the mid to cheap nba jerseys late fall. cheap jerseys Acorns have been the staple food source for early Californians for thousands of years, and therefore, an important food to know how to prepare. Generally November/December is the perfect time to gather acorns in Southern California. Remember to harvest in appropriately Nfl designated areas and only what you need. Leave the rest for the animals who depend on acorns as their food source. State & county parks have a “no gathering” policy.

Our local Acorns contain tannic acid that must be leached before eating. (Tannic acid causes stomach aches.) The old way of leaching out the tannins was to set the cracked and pealed acorns in a basket and leave them in the creek for 3 days. We do it a little different now. Moderns directions for LEACHING acorns: Crack and open the acorns and remove the nuts. Grind the nuts (by hand or in the blender) to a fine meal. Place the АНИМАЦИЯ finely ground nuts in the center of a towel sitting in a strainer. Place the strainer with towel and nuts under the faucet and rinse with a slow, steady stream of water, stopping occasionally to squeeze the towel and observe the color of outflow.  It will start für out milky white and change until clear. When clear, the tannic acids are leached, and it is ready to eat! This may take 30 minutes or more depending on the type of acorns.
*There are many leaching techniques, and recipes for using acorns. To satiate your curiosity, Sisters check out

Acorn Pancakes (Earthroots Recipe)
1 cup mashed acorns or acorn flour
1 cup of your favorite flour (corn, amaranth, wheat, garbanzo bean, rice etc)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 / eggs cheap jerseys (vegan option: ½ tsp flax meal + 2 tbsp water)
¼ cup oil or ghee
½ cup honey
2 cups water or 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 water/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 Maple Syrup or prickly pear jam

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