Acorn Biscuits. Using actual acorns!!!
I’ve never eaten acorns before but the kids heard about acorn coffee and wanted to try making it. So we did (And its quite a process, but homeschooling means we have plenty of time, and the result was surprisingly tasty.)
Then we ended up with all this delicious toasty, biscuity powder that was crying out to be baked with.
And this is the result.......Crunchy, crumbly biscuits with a delicate nutty flavour. Apparently you can buy acorn flour if you can’t be bothered with collecting, boiling, peeling, roasting and grinding your own.
And you can always leave out the acorn element altogether and these will still be yummy!
ACORN BISCUITS RECIPE
(makes approx 30 biscuits)
1. Into a food processor or mixing bowl put:
🐿 200g ‘00’ or Plain flour (substitute 10-50g of the flour for ground roasted acorns)
🐿 150g cold butter
🐿 70g soft light brown sugar
🐿 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
🐿 1/4 teaspoon salt
2. Blend or rub ingredients together to form fine breadcrumbs, and then add:
🐿 1 large egg and mix/pulse in blender to form a soft dough.
2. Roll out dough to about 2cm, using minimal extra flour, and use a cookie cutter to cut any shapes you like.
3. Bake at 180degrees C for approx 15 minutes until biscuits are slightly darker.
4. Cool on a rack and then dip cooled biscuits in melted chocolate (if you want to) and leave to set.