COMMENT OF THE DAY: BUMPER CROP “I wish acorns could be sold. I would be a filthy rich millionaire. Unbelievable how many my 2 oak trees produced and they keep falling. this past weekend, I filled my black trash can 4x to dump in the back. There are still a lot more.” [robin varner, commenting on Headlines: Mall of the Mainland Discount; Houston Raining Acorns]
2 cups acorn meal
1/2 cup milk (or water)
1 tbsp. baking powder
2 cups wheat flour
3 tbsp. butter or olive oil
1 egg (optional)
Optional Sweeteners: Add 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup or sugar, if available.
Preparation: Combine all the above ingredients and pour into a loaf pan.
Cook : Bake at 400ºF for 30 minutes or until done. Yields a moist bread with a sweet nutty flavor.
Lots of different ways to prepare acorn meal. Just be sure to soak the acorns in water to get rid of the tannic acid.
Use them in some high-temperature composting, which will kill the seeds.
Feed them to pigs in Spain they’re used to fatten swine; Jamon de Iberico is quite pricey.. :)
My black lab ate a ton of acorns 3 years ago. Good lord the flatulence was horrendous. Had to leave her outside for about 36 hours. After that experience, I’m not sure I’m up to try acorn bread!
you could always do it to get back at your dog!
Just plant them. Somewhere. Not here.
The tannic acid is what makes dogs sick when they eat acorns. If you soak the acorns in water, the tannic acid leaches out.
My dog likes to eat them after a a good roasting in the bon fire – like popcorn or ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire.’
LMAO re: comment from SBV. Dog gas can take the paint off walls!
It’s called masting. Oak trees do it as a survival strategy. Good year = good acorn crop.
And in Texas, we call them “ay-kerns.”
I am amazed at the acorns this year. They just keep falling and falling!!!!!!!!!! Calling all squirrels. Come to my house and eat them!