|White Clover Flower Flour|
Making it into flour is very easy. Be sure to locate your flowers in an area that is not frequented by pets nor sprayed for weeds. When picking the flower, just pick the flower head, leaving the stem behind. It will make it easier later. Rinse and dehydrate the flowers. This can be done in a dehydrator, a low oven, or even in your car on a hot day.
|Dried White Clover Flowers|
You might wonder what the flour is like? It has a pleasant green smell to it, like mild peas. Anything you cook with it will turn green. It would lend itself to a savory dish like crackers more so than a sweet dish, though even that is pleasant. Due to the desire of more people to go gluten free, you can now purchase green pea flour and even find recipes online. This flour can easily be substituted in any of those recipes.
I made St. Patrick's Clover and White Chocolate Cookies!
|Cookies are actually green.|
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup white clover flour
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together the butter and both sugars. Once smooth, add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix the remaining dry ingredients together except chocolate chips.
Scoop medium size balls of dough onto a cookie sheet (about 24). Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
For those interested, about a one gallon baggie full will produce just over a cup of flour after the flowers are dried and ground.