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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

WHOLE GRAIN PIZZA CRUST

If you are a diabetic who loves pizza, do not be disheartened.  Make your own pizza starting with this healthy crust.


1 to 1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal (not cornbread mix!)
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp active dry yeast
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)

In a large bowl combine 1 cup of the bread flour, the whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, yeast, flaxseed meal, and salt.  Add the warm water and stir until combined.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead in enough of the remaining bread flour to make a soft dough that is elastic.  This should take about 3 to 5 minutes.  Shape the dough into a ball.

Lightly grease a bowl and place the ball of dough into the bowl.  Turn ball once to allow top to be greased.  Cover dough and let rise in a warm spot for 2 to 3 hours until doubled in size.  Punch down the dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two equal portions.  Cover and let rest for approximately 10 minutes before using.

Yield: Enough dough for 2 12-inch pizzas.

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