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Carrot top chestnut texture biscuit:
Carrot top, corn flour, chestnut, bean, bran:
3 ounces carrot tops, upper 1 half of top and any leaves from lower 1 half or 4 ounces baby carrots with tops from thinning a planting 2 tablespoon non roasted chestnut flour 2 tablespoons soy bean flour or 2 tablespoons any similar bean flour 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons whole corn flour or 2 tablespoons oat flour 1 tablespoon flax meal 2 tablespoons oats bran 2 teaspoons canola or olive oilCut the carrot leafs into 1 half their length.
Remove the leaflets from the lower 1 half and discard the lower stem pieces. Do enough to get 3 ounces.
Cut the tops into 1 half-inch pieces.
Put the carrot top pieces and 1 and one half cups water into a blender and run for 4 minutes.
Discard any long fibers stuck on the processor blades.
Heat, uncovered in a 1000 watt microwave oven for 4 minutes 40 seconds or until fully boiling, watch for boil over last 60 seconds or so, scrape down the sides of the container, then heat 4 minutes on low.
Remove as much water as possible from the mixture using a fine (40 wires per inch) strainer, or a coffee press.
Mix the greens with 1 cup water and press again.
If using a strainer, press as much liquid from the carrot greens as possible using a bowl about the same size and shape as the strainer. Mix with water and press again.
Yield is about 2 ounces slaw if using strainer only, 1 and 1 half ounces if using coffee press, 1 ounce if pressed slaw is squeezed in hand, because each succeeding method removes more water.
Put the greens into mixing and/or portion bowl with:
2 tablespoon chestnut flour, 2 tablespoons corn flour, 1 tablespoon flax meal, 2 tablespoons oats bran, 2 tablespoons soy flour, 2 teaspoons oil, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 3/8 cups water
Mix until uniform.
Put the mixture onto a microwaveable plate.
Form into a ring 3-quarters of an inch thick with a 3-inch hole at the center to enable even heating.
Heat 5 minutes 30 seconds in a 1000-watt oven.
--------------------------- Math: To heat to boiling: 6 and 1 third ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 127 seconds Plus 5 seconds for oven to begin heating. Plus 20 seconds to heat plate. Plus to evaporate excess water: 3.5 ounces water X 46 seconds per ounce = 161 To replace heat lost to air: 161/60 X 10 seconds per minute = 27 seconds ------------------------
Let the cake sit and cool and solidify for about 5 minutes.
Add a side of a couple of ounces of fruit and this makes a full light meal.
Definite carrot/chestnut flavor, slightly sweet, slightly pleasantly starchy, chewy biscuit texture.
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