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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DESSERT

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
1 small pkg instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
2 3/4 cups low-fat milk
1 pkg (8 oz) light cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate syrup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil, stirring constantly until butter is melted. Reduce heat to low and add the flour. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball. Remove from the heat. Add eggs, one at a time or 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until the batter becomes smooth. Spread into a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden. Immediately remove from pan and cut in half horizontally. Cool completely. For filling, beat the pudding mix, milk and cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Just before serving, place the bottom eclair layer on a serving platter and cover with filling. Add the other eclair layer to the top of filling mixture and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

NOTE: This is a good diabetic recipe because it has a good carb to protein ratio of 15 g carbs to 6 g protein.