Cattail Flower Bread
- This is a quick bread that tastes a little bit like cornbread. It took me about 15 minutes to pick and process the cattail flowers, 5 minutes to put the ingredients together, and 20 minutes to bake. So nothing strenuous or time consuming. The cattail flowers can be harvested and refrigerated for a few days before, or after, processing if you don’t have time to pick and bake on the same day. If you have never picked or processed cattail flowers before, check out this video.
And now for the recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cattail flowers
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water
Step 1: Heat oven to 425. Melt butter in a 9×9 pan.
Step 2: Mix flour, cattail flowers, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
Step 3: Add honey, milk, egg, vanilla, water, and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.
Step 4: Pour into the 9×9 pan and bake 18-20 minutes.
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