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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

ANGEL FOOD CAKE WITH APRICOT CUSTARD

1 sugar-free angel food cake, cut into 10 wedges
4 eggs
1 lemon
2 cups light cream
1/2 cup Splenda Granulated
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
2/3 cup sugar-free apricot preserves
Additional strips of lemon peel for garnish, if desired

Separate eggs; set aside.

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemon; place in medium saucepan.  Juice lemon into a small saucepan; set both saucepans aside.

Combine the cream and Splenda into the medium saucepan with the lemon peel.  Cook mixture over medium-low heat just until it comes to a simmer.

Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl then whisk into the cream mixture.  Pour through a fine sieve, back into the pan to remove the lemon peel.  Cook, stirring gently, over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken and bubble.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.  Cool down quickly by placing the pan in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Transfer to a bowl, cover, and set aside.

In a shallow dish whisk together the egg whites, cinnamon, and salt.

In a large skillet heat the butter over medium heat.  Dip the cut sides of the cake wedges into the egg white mixture.  Add the cake to the butter in the pan, half at a time.  Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned.  Set wedges aside.

Add the preserves to the lemon juice in the small saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat until the preserves are melted.

Pour 1/10 of the custard onto a dessert dish or plate.  Top with a slice of the cake.  Top the cake with the preserves.

Note: As with all diabetic desserts, do not over-indulge.  One piece is enough!!