Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Clusters THURSDAY

April 16, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Chocolate Clusters. Easy to make, 5 ingredients, and 71 calories and 12 carbs per Cluster. To make this recipe you’ll need Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate Syrup, and Vanilla. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Clusters
Taking just 15 minutes and 5 ingredients to whip up, these chocolate treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of children and adults alike!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
15 minutes
1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers), graham cracker crumbs, or cornflake crumbs
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup powdered sugar plus additional powdered sugar for garnish
1/2 cup canned chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 24 clusters
Serving size: 1 cluster

* Stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, coconut, and 2/3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir in the syrup and vanilla until well blended. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in additional powdered sugar. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 71 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 27 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-clusters/

 


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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Biscotti

March 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Biscotti. Made using Flour, Sugar Substitute, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Salt, Egg Whites, Butter, Chocolate Syrup, Puffed Wheat Cereal, and Sliced Almonds. Plus this Dessert is only 38 calories and 5 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Double Chocolate Biscotti
Satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your carbohydrate count with these chocolately biscotti. This easy-to-prepare recipe makes 24 servings, providing an ideal dessert for your next shindig.

Ingredients
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar substitute
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1/2 cup puffed wheat cereal
4 teaspoons sliced almonds

Directions
Yield: 24 servings
Serving size: 1 biscotti

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2 – Combine flour, sugar substitute, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.

3 – Melt butter in small saucepan. Pour into small bowl. Stir in chocolate syrup and egg whites. Stir butter mixture into flour mixture to form stiff dough. Stir in cereal.

4 – Turn dough out onto prepared cookie sheet; shape into 12×2-inch log. Press almonds onto log. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Cool completely on wire rack.

5 – Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Using serrated knife, cut loaf into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet. Bake biscotti 10 minutes. Turn slices; bake 10 minutes more. Cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 38 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 58 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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One of America’s Favorites – Molten Chocolate Cake

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Molten chocolate cake

Molten chocolate cake is a popular dessert that combines the elements of a flourless chocolate cake and a soufflé. The name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center. Some other names used are chocolate fondant, chocolate moelleux and chocolate lava cake.

 

 

 

The United States-based chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims to have invented molten chocolate cake in New York City in 1987, but the French chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres disputes this, arguing that such a dish already existed in France. According to Vongerichten, he pulled a chocolate sponge cake from the oven before it was done and found that the center was still runny, but was warm and had both a good taste and texture. Regardless of who invented the dish, Vongerichten has been credited with popularizing it in the United States, and it became almost a de rigueur inclusion on high-end restaurant dessert menus.

 

 

Chocolate lava cake smothered in chocolate sauce

Molten chocolate cakes characteristically contain five ingredients: butter, eggs, sugar, chocolate, and flour. The butter and chocolate are melted together, while the eggs are either whisked with the sugar to form a thick paste, producing a denser pastry, or separated, with the white whipped into an meringue to provide more lift and a lighter result. A tablespoon of strong coffee is sometimes added to enhance the chocolate flavor.

The cakes are typically baked in individual portions in ramekins.

 

 

Fresh raspberries, a drizzling of raspberry and/or chocolate sauce, and dustings of powdered sugar are typical enhancements. Also, a sprig of mint is sometimes used as a garnish.

 

One of America’s Favorites – Sundae

June 27, 2016 at 5:06 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A strawberry sundae

A strawberry sundae

The sundae (pronunciation: /ˈsʌndeɪ, ˈsʌndi/) is a sweet ice cream dessert. It typically consists of one or more scoops of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup, and in some cases other toppings including sprinkles, whipped cream, peanuts, maraschino cherries, or other fruits (e.g., bananas and pineapple in a banana split.).

 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the origin of the term sundae is obscure; however, it is generally accepted that the spelling “sundae” derives from the English word “Sunday”.

 

 

 

 

A chocolate sundae served in a shot glass

A chocolate sundae served in a shot glass

Among the many stories about the invention of the sundae, a frequent theme is that the ice cream sundae was a variation of the popular ice cream soda. According to documentation published by the Evanston Public Library (Illinois), the drinking of soda was outlawed on Sundays in Illinois.

Other origin stories for the sundae focus on the novelty or inventiveness of the treat or the name of the originator, and make no mention of legal pressures.

Ice cream sundae soon became the weekend semi-official soda fountain confection in the beginning of 1900s and

quickly gained popularity. The Ice Cream Trade Journal for 1909 along with plain, or French sundae, listed such exotic varieties as Robin Hood sundae, Cocoa Caramel sundae, Black Hawk sundae, Angel Cake sundae, Cherry Dip sundae, Cinnamon Peak sundae, Opera sundae, Fleur D’Orange sundae, Knickerbocker sundae, Tally-Ho Sundae, Bismarck and George Washington sundaes, to name a few.

 
Various localities have claimed to be the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, including Two Rivers, Wisconsin; Plainfield, Illinois; Evanston, Illinois; New York City; New Orleans, Louisiana; Ithaca, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York.

 
Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1881
Two Rivers’ claim is based on the story of George Hallauer asking Edward C. Berners, the owner of Berners’ Soda Fountain, to drizzle chocolate syrup over ice cream in 1881. Berners eventually did and wound up selling the treat for a nickel, originally only on Sundays, but later every day. According to this story, the spelling changed when a glass salesman ordered canoe-shaped dishes. When Berners died in 1939, the Chicago Tribune headlined his obituary “Man Who Made First Ice Cream Sundae Is Dead”. Two Ithaca High School students, however, claim that Berners would have only been 16 or 17 in 1881, so it is therefore “improbable” that he would have owned an ice cream shop in that year. They also state that the obituary dates Berners’ first sundae to 1899 rather than 1881.

Residents of Two Rivers have contested the claims of other cities to the right to claim the title “birthplace of the ice cream sundae”. When Ithaca, New York, mayor Carolyn K. Peterson proclaimed a day to celebrate her city as the birthplace of the sundae, she received postcards from Two Rivers’ citizens reiterating that town’s claim.

 

Evanston, Illinois in 1890
Evanston was one of the first locations to pass a blue law against selling ice cream sodas in 1890. “Some ingenious confectioners and drug store operators [in Evanston]… obeying the law, served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda [on Sundays]. Thereby complying with the law… This sodaless soda was the Sunday soda.” As sales of the dessert continued on Mondays, local Methodist leaders then objected to naming the dish after the Sabbath, so the spelling of the name was changed to sundae.

 
Ithaca, New York in 1892
Supporting Ithaca’s claim to be “the birthplace of the ice cream sundae”, researchers at The History Center in Tompkins County, New York, provide an account of how the sundae came to be: On Sunday, April 3, 1892, in Ithaca, John M. Scott, a Unitarian Church minister, and Chester Platt, co-owner of Platt & Colt Pharmacy, created the first historically documented sundae. Platt covered dishes of ice cream with cherry syrup and candied cherries on a whim. The men named the dish “Cherry Sunday” in honor of the day it was created. The oldest-known written evidence of a sundae is Platt & Colt’s newspaper ad for a “Cherry Sunday” placed in the Ithaca Daily Journal on April 5, 1892. By May 1892, the Platt & Colt soda fountain also served “Strawberry Sundays” and later, “Chocolate Sundays”.

Platt & Colt’s “Sundays” grew so popular that by 1894, Chester Platt attempted to trademark the term ice cream “Sunday”.

 
Plainfield, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois has also claimed to be the home of the very first ice cream sundae. A local belief is that a Plainfield druggist named Mr. Sonntag created the dish “after the urgings of patrons to serve something different.” He named it the “sonntag” after himself, and since Sonntag means Sunday in German, the name was translated to Sunday, and later was spelled sundae. Charles Sonntag established himself as a pharmacist after graduating from pharmacy school in 1890. He worked for several years under the employ of two local druggists, Dr. David W. Jump and F. R. Tobias. Sonntag established his own pharmacy (as early as 1893 and no later than 1895) in a building constructed in the months following a December 1891 fire that devastated one side of the town’s business district. His store advertised “Sonntag’s Famous Soda” and was, likely, the first soda fountain in the Village of Plainfield.

 

 

The original sundae consists of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry

The original sundae consists of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry

The original sundae consists of vanilla ice cream topped with a flavored sauce or syrup, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry. Classic sundaes are typically named after the canned or bottled flavored syrup employed in the recipe: cherry sundae, chocolate sundae, strawberry sundae, raspberry sundae, etc. The classic sundae is traditionally served in a tulip-shaped, footed glass vase. Due to the long association between the shape of the glass and the dessert, this style of serving dish is generally now known as a sundae glass.

 

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