where to get Acorn Flour

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by seismic wonder2, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    OK, I'm the Chef...
    My volunteer trail guide class wants me to make tradidional "indian" bread with acorn flour like they did in the 1700's

    You can't get acorn flour at the local megafood mart. I'm SURE someone makes it SOMEWHERE!!!
    Any body have a qlue?

    as a last resort I'll pay someont to send me 5 or 10 lb of acorns and I'll porcess them myself. (But its a pain in the neck)
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Hmmm, is that stuff in the link made only of ground acorns? (acorn starch?)

    Don't know if you can still get acorns, or what kind you have near you. You sure have to blanch them a long time in water to get the bitterness out before drying out and grinding.

    If you can find the acorns, you could just put them in a huge pot of water this weekend and pop in a long movie . . . set the pot to boil, and just keep changing the water every half hour . . . *whew* we have it easy now, eh? I just pick up a bag of King Arthur flour and get on with it! [​IMG]

    Good luck, and please keep us posted on how this turns out! Cool project.



    [[Ed. to add - whoa, Chef! Just checked out your website. What a pity I don't live in San Diego. . . [​IMG] BTW, I did a web search and could not find any sources for the flour, either. Sorry!]
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Chef, did you find your acorn flour?
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    My husband and I once tried to get real acorn flour from a Miwok woman at a powwow, but she had only made enough for her family to perform a ceremony. She told us it's a real pain in the patootie to make. It tastes terrible, too.
     

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