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Dock Seed Flour Soda Bread

I've always noticed these spindles of brown seeds on my walks but recently I was informed by a friend that they were edible and nutritious. The seeds are part of the dock plant, an invasive weed which grows yearly. Each Autumn the dock produces these brown seeds. This seed was made into flour during famine times. It is high in fibre and gluten free. I collected a bag of the seeds by pulling them easily off the stem and brought them back to the house to grind and make into flour. Make sure you pick on a dry day. First you need to let all the bugs walk out of the bag, which they did immediately. Place on a baking tray and pick out any leaves. Roast the seeds first as this gives a nice nutty fl

 
 

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