WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

EASY NO KNEAD DINNER ROLLS

As with all breads, diabetics should eat with a protein item and never have more than 2 per meal.

2 pkgs dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Splenda granular
1/3 cup shortening
2 tsps salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups bread flour
2 cups whole-wheat flour
melted butter for brushing hot rolls, optional

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water; stir in the egg. Add the sugar, Splenda, shortening, salt and at least 4 1/2 cups of the bread flour and the whole-wheat flour. If the dough seems too thin, add up to another 1/2 cup of flour. Cover bowl with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours. Make into rolls and place in a pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover pan with a towel and set in a warm place; let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until browned. Immediately after removing from the oven brush with melted butter.

Note: Sprinkle buttered top with some cracked black pepper or sesame seeds for a unique touch.