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Pu Huang Pancakes and Cattail Pollen Biscuits

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Pu Huang Pancakes

1/2 C cattail pollen
1/2 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 C milk (reconstituted can be used) or use buttermilk with additional 1/2 tsp soda
1 egg or egg substitute
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp oil

Mix dry ingredients, then add milk and oil. Mix only until moistened. Heat griddle or pan until water drops sizzle. Pour batter on the hot griddle. Turn pancakes when they are full of bubbles, just before they break. Serve hot. Makes 10 four inch pancakes. From:

http://www.primitiveways.com/cattail_pollen_pancakes.html


Cattail Pollen Biscuits

1 cup flour
1 cup cattail pollen
¼ cup butter
1 Tbsp honey or sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¾ cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 450 °.
2. Put flour, cattail pollen, salt and baking powder, and butter in a food processor and run on high until you have a course mixture. (If no food processor, cut with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.)
3. Add honey or sugar plus the milk and whiz just until the dough forms a lump. Do not overmix!
4. Shape into biscuits and bake on ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
You can make drop biscuits by increasing the milk to 1 cup and dropping by large spoonfuls until a cookie sheet.
Buttermilk biscuits: For the ultimate biscuit, substitute buttermilk for the milk, decrease baking powder to 2 tsp, and add ¼ tsp baking soda. From:

http://cattails.info/Cattail_Recipe.html

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