So they go through a soaking in water to release this tannic acid (turns the water brown) and this is done several times. Then they are dehydrated or dried and ground into flour. More detailed information can be found by google searching acorn harvest if you would like to try this. Since I gathered a whole bucket full and there are more out there, I will be working on this here.
Some of the acorns already started to sprout and I will plant them either outside in the forest or maybe a pot so I can watch them grow and maybe even give as a gift to someone.
The Oak is on the left and on the right is a Hickory Tree. Hard to image these trees started from such a small seed. Never thought I would be baking up a loaf or two of Acorn Bread!
Now for those Hickory Nuts ... where are they hiding?