Autumn is the perfect time to get out and gather acorns, especially after a wet year. This is an old and traditional wild food recipe, but feel free to enjoy with cream and sugar.
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Makes: 20 cups acorn coffee
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr
Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add the acorns. Boil for 15 minutes until they turn a dark brown colour. Remove from the heat and peel the acorns then cut in half. Spread the acorns out on a baking tray and place in a warm spot for 2 days to dry out.
When dried, grind the acorns in a coffee grinder until coarse then pop under the grill for 5 to 6 minutes making sure they do not burn. Remove from the heat.
To drink, mix 1 teaspoon into a cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for a minute or two then strain into a clean cup and serve as you would coffee.