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Apple carrot pudding with chestnut spinach crumb crust:
In fruit bottom: 3 ounces fresh apple 1 ounce carrot or 1 ounce potato 2 tablespoons (.6 ounce) whole wheat flour or 2 tablespoons rolled oats or 2 tablespoons whole corn flour 2 tablespoons (.6 ounce) sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar 1 pinch salt 3 eighths cup (3 ounces) water In crumb crust: 1 tablespoon bean flour 1 tablespoon chestnut flour 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon (.2 ounce) spinach powder 2 teaspoons sugar in crumb crustPut into a mixing bowl and mix: 1 tbsp bean flour, 1 tbsp chestnut flour 1 tablespoon wheat flour, 1 tablespoon spinach powder, and 2 teaspoons sugar.
Remove cores and skin from apple to yield 2 ounces.
Chop 3 ounces apple and 1 ounce carrot into 1 inch pieces.
Into a 2 or 3-cup blender put: apple, carrot, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, and 3 eighths cup water and process into a sauce.
Put the sauce into a microwaveable portion bowl that can be covered, a 4-inch wide mug works well.
Into a mixing bowl put: 2 tablespoons wheat flour, 1 pinch salt, and 1 tablespoon sugar and mix.
Sprinkle the flour/sugar mixture on top of the fruit/carrot/seed/sugar, do not stir, spread somewhat evenly.
Heat, covered, in a microwave oven that has a rotissoire, 8 minutes 40 seconds in a 1000 watt oven>
Math: (ignore top layer)
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 15 seconds to heat container.
To heat to boiling: 9 and 2 thirds ounces X 20 equals 194 seconds.
Dry weight of bottom layer is total weight minus water (8.7 ounces - 6.6) = 2.1 ounces.
Water to leave in is .5 times dry weight (.5 X 2.1) = 1 ounce.
Water to leave in is total water minus water left in 6.6 - 1 = 5.6 ounces.
To remove excess water: 46 x 5.6 ounces equals 258 seconds.
To replace heat lost to air: 258/60 minutes times 10 seconds per minute equals 43 seconds plus 43/60 x 10 = 7 for a total of 50 seconds.
Assumes fruit is 90 percent water, and bottom layer will be 1 third water.
Allow to cool, covered, for 15 minutes before eating.
Unusual flavor, unusual texture combination, robust spinach flavor, tangy, sweet, starchy; very soft and moist areas and dry powdery areas and relatively firm/chewy areas.
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