Lovely, soft cakes made with seasonal ingredients for Halloween or tea time! I’ve been making variations of these lately as the autumn weather and dark nights kick in here in Bonnie, Scotland.

Recipe Directions

1. To make the squash cakes, process all ingredients together except raisins. Check for sweetness, adding a little agave syrup if needed.

2. Toss in a few raisins if you would like something chewy in the cakes.

3. Place spoonfuls on Teflex sheets (like rock buns) and leave in dryer at 145 Fahrenheit for about an hour.

4. Turn them over and dry until a little firm on the inside but moist on the inside.

5. For the custard, blend ingredients until creamy, adding a little warm water for desired custard consistency.

6. Serve with lucuma/pear/banana custard. Yum!

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By sweetpea

Lovely, soft cakes made with seasonal ingredients for Halloween or tea time!

I’ve been making variations of these lately as the autumn weather and dark nights kick in here in Bonnie, Scotland.

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Istorz, if you're not allergic to nuts and seeds, you can use some soaked almonds. Otherwise use more squash and soft fruit like pear or soaked apricots.

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Sounds great - but seams not raw! The temperature is about 145 degrees - raw goes up to 105 degress, some say up to 115. It just takes a little longer..love

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Yes, it's an acquired taste, I think.

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This sounds really good, I love squash and had no idea you could eat it raw. :D

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This is Gabriel Cousens recommendations to stop the bacteria multiplying which they do if food is is dried at low temperatures for a long time. It is safer to start drying at 145 for 2-3 hours and then cut the heat to 115 for remainder drying times. It depends really on how 'wet' the food is in the first place. If your mixture is quite dry already then it would be best to dry at lower temperatures as it will take a shorter time anyway.

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Sounds great - but seams not raw! The temperature is about 145 degrees - raw goes up to 105 degress, some say up to 115. It just takes a little longer..love

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great! thanks! pears and apricots sound like a good substitute.

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Istorz, if you're not allergic to nuts and seeds, you can use some soaked almonds. Otherwise use more squash and soft fruit like pear or soaked apricots.

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Hi, no I don't turn the heat down, they're usually only in for about two hours and this is fine for something that is wet when it goes in the dryer. You can do them on a lower heat if you like but they will take much longer.

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These sound scrumptious! Do you have any recommendations for a substitute for bananas? I'm allergic to them.

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Sounds great! Its getting to be that time of year when something warm would hit the spot. Do you ever turn the heat up?

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