Working in the yard each year, I always wonder, what the heck can I do with all these acorns. Thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of tens of thousands, from about 5 mature oak trees… . And oh, the leaves! If I was obsessed, I could rake every weekend from now until March.
They’re difficult to use for cooking as they are bitter – though there is supposedly a sweet acorn that Indians used to fight over…. . Until humanity figured out how to get starch from other sources, like wheat.
To use acorns for bread, etc., you have to first leach the tannin’s out of them. Or face constipation, bitter taste and other unpleasantness.
Preparing acorn flour: