How to Make Acorn Crusted Corn Bread Dipped in Honey
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
Processing Acorns:Acorns are high in tannins, a bitter and astringent acid that irritates the digestive tract and causes constipation. However, tannins are water soluble. For a good tasting acorn, you have to leech the tannins with water. By following these instructions, you can safely incorporate this idealic nut into your diet. Enjoy!
InstructionsWild-crafted acorns should be hulled then soaked for three days, changing the water as often as possible, each time the water turns brown. If the acorns are bitter they need to be soaked longer.
1. Shell and chop into fine pieces.
2. Let stand in water, changing water to wash out the bitterness whenever the water turns dark brown (about 15 times over 4 days).
3. Roast in the oven until the acorn aroma fills in the house.
How Can Acorn Crusted Corn Bread Dipped in Honey Make You Feel Great?
Break off a steaming hunk of Acorn Crusted Cornbread, dip it into sticky-sweet honey, and take a delectable bite. Oops! There's a little honey stuck to your nose! Sweet, nutty, and steeped with buttery goodness, this recipe is sure to bring out the kid in you. In fact, why not make an adventure for the whole family? Head outside with a paper sack and fill it to the brim with acorns fallen from your lawn's great oak tree. Warm and aromatic cornbread made from hand-collected acorns is the perfect way to celebrate the harvest holiday.
Soul Food with a Rustic TwistCornbread recipes are an American staple- it seems every region has its own cultural rendition. In the South, you find the classic cornbread recipes. In the Southwest, you'll see green chili on the ingredient list. Emanate the Appalachians by incorporating acorn flour. Wild-crafted acorns contain tannins which are drying and bitter, but once you remove the tannins (see process below), they become nutty and rich. What a perfect crunchy crust for soulful cornbread! Using wild-crafted ingredients connects you and your family to food on a deep level- you will begin to understand nature's role more completely, becoming more thankful for the earth's elegant process. Your kids, who used to utilize acorns solely for their aerodynamic qualities (they are quite satisfying to try and throw over the roof), will begin to realize that acorns are also food. The squirrels have it right; acorns are delicious!
A Sweet TreatAlthough corn meal is great for pacifying Kapha, the additions of sugar, butter, and whole wheat in this recipe end up provoking Kapha. Vata should still be cautious of the drying qualities of corn- they could become constipated or gassy. Here's a happy solution: Spread with more butter or ghee to increase the oily quality in Acorn Crusted Cornbread and enjoy!
Reported by Frank Cook of Asheville, NC and Grass Valley, CA. (https://www.plantsandhealers.com)
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Is Acorn Crusted Corn Bread Dipped in Honey Good for Me?
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Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
STYPTICA herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
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GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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