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Chestnut flax biscuit ring and Fruit pudding:
Biscuit/cake: 2 tablespoons flax meal 1 tablespoon fine ground wheat bran 3 tablespoons unroasted chestnut flour 1/8 cup water 3 ounces potato 1 tablespoon black bean flour (this trial) or 1/8 cup (1 ounce) canned kidney bean puree (increase heat time by 30 seconds) 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 pinch salt Pudding: 1 ounce spinach 2 tablespoons apple fiber powder or 1 tablespoon whole apple powder or 2 ounces (1 third cup) fresh or frozen blueberries 1/8 cup 30 percent oil unroasted sunflower seed butter or 1 eighth cup any other seed or nut butter 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon canola oil 2 teaspoons sugar, use 1 tablespoon sugar if using blueberries 1 pinch saltPeel 3 ounces potato and cut it into 1/4 inch pieces.
Into a personal blender/smoothee maker, put the potato and 1/8 cup water.
Run until desired smoothness is achieved, perhaps 60 seconds. If necessary, repeatedly shake the blender up and down or lift the processor 1/4 inch and bang it down on the counter to get the mixture to flow into the path of the cutting blades.
Put the potato slurry into a mixing bowl.
To the bowl add the 2 tablespoons flax meal, 1 tablespoon bran, 3 tablespoons chestnut flour, 1 tablespoon bean flour, 1 teaspoon oil, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 pinch salt.
Mix until uniform.
Spoon the mixture onto a plate. Form the mixture into a 3/4 inch thick donut shape with a 2 or 3 inch hole at the center.
Heat 4 minutes 20 seconds on full power in a 1000 watt oven, about 5 minutes and 20 seconds on full in a 600 watt oven.
5 ounces X 20 plus 20 plus 46 X 3 ounces moisture --------------------------------------
Into a 1 cup processor put 1 ounce spinach, 1/8 cup sunflower seed butter, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1 pinch salt into the processor.
Run until desired smoothness is achieved, about 3 minutes. If necessary, add water 1 teaspoon at a time, just enough to get the mixture to flow while processing.
Pour or spoon the fruit mixture into a portion dish.
Add 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour (and 2 tablespoons apple fiber powder if not using blueberries) to the bowl.
Mix until uniform.
If desired warm by heating in a microwave oven for 20 to 30 seconds.
Makes a serving large enough for a light meal or 2/3 of a large supper meal. Cake: prominent chestnut flavor, very chewy.
Pudding: Definite blueberry and spinach flavors, flavorful, mildly sweet, smooth.
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