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Squash flax chestnut biscuit and Apple kale topping:
Prep time is about 50 minutes
Squash flax biscuit: 3 ounces butternut or acorn squash or 3 ounces carrot or 3 ounces raw pumpkin or 1 eighth cup pumpkin or squash powder 1/4 cup (.75 ounce) whole flax meal or 2 tablespoons (.8 ounce) non ground flax grain 1 teaspoon (.17 ounce) canola oil 2 teaspoons (.33 ounce) sugar 1/8 cup (.8 ounce) lentil powder 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) unroasted chestnut flour or 2 tablespoon raw tahini or 1/4 cup California walnuts or 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or 1/8 cup raw sunflower seed butter 1 pinch of salt 1 half cup water Apple kale topping: 3 ounces kale or 3 ounces other strong flavored greens such as dandelion, collard, mustard 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) non roasted sunflower seeds 2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) olive or canola oil 1 teaspoon (.17 oucne) sugar 1/6 of an apple 1 ounce of apple or 2 tablespoons apple fiber powder 2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) sugar 1 pinch salt 1 quarter cup waterCut the greens into 1 inch or smaller pieces.
Put the greens and 1 cup water into a blender.
Blend until smooth (about 20 seconds after mixture starts to flow).
Put the greens puree into a deep bowl with sides 3 or 4 inches above the level of the puree.
Heat in a 1000 watt microwave oven until fully boiling, about 3-1/2 to 4 minutes.
Strain away the liquid in a very fine mesh strainer.
40 wires per inch best, 14 wires per inch minimum Press most of the water out of the greens using a bowl about the same size and shape as the strainer.
Or use a coffee press to remove most of the water from the greens.
Or put the puree onto a coffee filter paper.
Gently squeeze out most of the water.
Put the puree into a bowl.
Cut 3 ounces squash into 1/4 inch pieces.
Put into a blender: the squash, 1 half cup water, 1 teaspoon oil, and 2 teaspoons sugar.
Run until desired smoothness is reached, perhaps 2 minutes.
Put into a mixing bowl: the squash slurry, 1/8 cup lentils flour, 1/4 cup flax meal, 3 tablespoons chestnut flour, and 1 pinch salt.
Pour the mixture onto a plate and spread it out to cover the plate.
Spread the mixture apart at the center to make a 2 inch hole.
Heat in a 1000 watt microwave oven for 9 minutes 20 seconds.
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 20 seconds to heat plate.
To raise to boiling: 20 seconds per ounce times 10 ounces = 200 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus water (10 - 6.7) = 3.3 ounces.
Water to leave in is 25/75 X 3.3 = 1.1 ounces.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (6.7 - 1.1) = 5.6 ounces.
To evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce times 5.6 ounces = 258 seconds.
To replace heat lost to air while evaporating water: 258/60 minutes times 14 seconds per minute = 61 seconds plus 61/60 X 14 = 14 seconds for a total of 75 seconds.
Assume squash is 90 percent water.
Allow the plate to cool and the cake to firm for several minutes.
Cut 1 ounce of apple into 1/2 inch pieces.
Put into a 1 cup blender:
apple, 3 tablespoons non roasted sunflower seeds, 2 teaspoons oil, the greens, 2 teaspoons sugar (use 1/2 teaspoon extra sugar if apples are semi sweet, use 1 teaspoon extra if apple is tart), 1 pinch salt, and 1 quarter cup water.
Run until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Put the batter into a microwaveable portion bowl with sides a couple of inches higher than the batter to prevent boil over.
Heat 4 minutes in a 1000 watt microwave oven, if using a 600 watt oven, heat 6 minutes 40 seconds.
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 20 seconds to heat container.
Plus to bring to boiling: 20 seconds per ounce times 5.77 ounces = 115 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus water (5.77 - 3.4) = 2.37 ounces.
Water to leave in is 40/60 times dry weight (40/60 X 2.37) = 1.6 ounces.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (3.4 - 1.6) = 1.8 ounces.
To evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce X 1.8 ounces = 83 seconds.
To replace heat lost to air during evaporation: 83/60 minutes X 12 seconds per minute = 17 seconds plus 17/60 X 12 = 4 for a total of 21 seconds.
Assume 1 ounce of greens slaw that is 50 percent water, apple is 90 percent water, pudding is 40 percent water.
Spread the seed/greens topping on the squash/flax cake.
Makes one serving large enough for a light meal or 2/3 of a large meal. For a large meal, include a cookie or trail mix or a handful of nut or peanuts or 1 or 2 ounces meat.
Biscuit: has prominent chestnut flavor, slightly sweet, slightly strong almost bitter flavor, moist but chewy at edges.
Topping: moderately tangy/sweet, a little fibrous, moist and soft.
For a version of this recipe using non ground flax and non ground lentils, see | squash flax chestnut biscuit with Apple kale topping extras|
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