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Top 10 most delicious wild food foraging recipes - #7. Acorn flour and acorn flour tortillas

Updated on July 20, 2012

Acorn flour provides acorn flour tortillas with a unique flavour and a really soft texture.

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To learn how to make acorn flour read on.

Cook Time

Prep time: 24 hours
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 25 hours 30 min
Yields: Half initial dry weight in flour

Ingredients

  • Acorn Flour:
  • several handfuls Fresh acorns
  • Acorn Flour Tortillas:
  • 220g / 8oz rice flour or whole-grain flour
  • 110g /4oz acorn flour
  • 50g / 2oz arrowroot
  • 3 tbsp corn oil
  • 120ml / ½ cup lukewarm water
  1. (For the acorn flour)
  2. Peel off the skins from the acorns.
  3. Put the peeled acorns in a mortar then pound to a paste.
  4. Put the paste in a large vessel then cover well with water.
  5. Leave to soak for 12 hour, ideally changing the water [by sieving the acorn paste each time] 2 to 3 times during that period.
  6. Next, drain the acorn meal through a fine-meshed sieve.
  7. Wrap the acorn meal in a triple layer of muslin / cheesecloth
  8. Place between two boards and put plenty of weight on top.
  9. Allow the excess moisture to be squeezed out for 24 hours.
  10. Now spread the acorn meal over a baking tray and dry in an oven (set at 60°C) for around 1½ hrs.
  11. Finally, process the acorn meal to a powder in a coffee grinder / food processor and put in an air-tight jar and store as you would wheat flour.
  12. (For the Tortillas)
  13. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  14. Stir-in the corn oil then add just enough water to make a soft dough that you can press into a very thin sheet between your fingers.
  15. If the dough is too sticky to work, add more flour.
  16. If the dough is too crumbly, add a drop more water.
  17. Divide the dough into 6 equally-sized dough balls.
  18. Using a rolling pin, roll the balls into flat, round disks with the thickness of a standard flour tortilla.
  19. Place a large non-stick pan on high heat and use this to cook each tortilla on both sides until flecked with brown (less than 1 minute altogether). Don't overcook or the tortillas will get hard.
  20. Use as you would ordinary flour tortillas.

Suggested tortilla fillings:

· Chimichangas – guacamole, lettuce, quorn (or beef)

· Pinwheels – cheese, sour cream, red onion, tomato salsa

· Vesuvius – cheese, cilantro leaf, guacamole, lettuce, jalapeno peppers

· Enchilada – refried beans, cheese, chillies, onions.

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    • iTop10 profile image
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      iTop10 5 years ago

      Any acorns will work. The skin is the brown part.

    • toomuchmint profile image

      toomuchmint 5 years ago

      What types of acorns can you use to make flour, or will any acorns do?

      Also, is the skin the brown part or the cap?