It’s Nuts I tell you……..Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

June 22, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its a Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}, and it sounds delicious! 3 of the ingredients can be purchased here on the Nuts site; ORGANIC COCONUT FLOUR (GLUTEN-FREE), ORGANIC COCONUT OIL (RAW), and ORGANIC CACAO POWDER. At the Nuts site you can find large selections of GIFTS, NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and more! Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s Everyday Free Shipping, see for details! So be sure to check out the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) for all your healthy eating items and ideas. Now on to the Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}
Ingredients

1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, room temperature
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions

1 – In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, coconut oil and sugar until combined. Add the coconut flour, baking powder, cacao powder and vanilla extract and mix together.
2 – Divide the mixture between two microwavable mugs. Microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
3 – Serve immediately.
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One of America’s Favorites – Danish Pastry

June 19, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A typical Spandauer-type Danish with apple filling and glazing

A Danish pastry or just Danish (especially in American English) is a multilayered, laminated sweet pastry in the viennoiserie tradition. The concept was brought to Denmark by Austrian bakers and has since developed into a Danish specialty. Like other viennoiserie pastries, such as croissants, they are a variant of puff pastry made of laminated yeast-leavened doughs, creating a layered texture.

Danish pastries were exported with immigrants to the United States, and are today popular around the world.

 

Danish pastry is made of yeast-leavened dough of wheat flour, milk, eggs, sugar and large amounts of butter or margarine.

A yeast dough is rolled out thinly, covered with thin slices of butter between the layers of dough, and then the dough is folded and rolled several times, creating 27 layers. If necessary, the dough is chilled between foldings to ease handling. The process of rolling, buttering, folding and chilling is repeated multiple times to create a multilayered dough that becomes airy and crispy on the outside, but also rich and buttery.

Butter is the traditional fat used in Danish pastry, but in industrial production, less expensive fats are often used, such as hydrogenated sunflower oil (known as “pastry fat” in the UK).

 

In Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, the term for Danish pastry is wienerbrød/wienerbröd, “Viennese bread”. The same etymology is also the origin of the Finnish viineri. Danish pastry is referred to as facturas in some Spanish speaking countries. In Vienna, the Danish pastry, referring to Copenhagen, is called Kopenhagener Plunder or Dänischer Plunder.

 

The origin of the Danish pastry is often ascribed to a strike amongst bakery workers in Denmark in 1850. The strike forced bakery owners to hire workers from abroad, among them several Austrian bakers, who brought along new baking traditions and pastry recipes. The Austrian pastry of Plundergebäck soon became popular in Denmark and after the labour disputes ended, Danish bakers adopted the Austrian recipes, adjusting them to their own liking and traditions by increasing the amount of egg and fat for example. This development resulted in what is now known as the Danish pastry.

One of the baking techniques and traditions that the Austrian bakers brought with them was the Viennese lamination technique. Due to such novelties the Danes called the pastry technique “wienerbrød” and, as mentioned above, that name is still in use in Northern Europe today. At that time, almost all baked goods in Denmark were given exotic names.

 

A cinnamon Danish with chocolate

Danish pastries as consumed in Denmark have different shapes and names. Some are topped with chocolate, pearl sugar, glacé icing and/or slivered nuts and they may be stuffed with a variety of ingredients such as jam or preserves (usually apple or prune), remonce, marzipan and/or custard. Shapes are numerous, including circles with filling in the middle (known in Denmark as “Spandauers”), figure-eights, spirals (known as snails), and the pretzel-like kringles.

 

 

In Sweden, Danish pastry is typically made in the Spandauer-style, often with vanilla custard.

In the UK, various ingredients such as jam, custard, apricots, cherries, raisins, flaked almonds, pecans or caramelized toffee are placed on or within sections of divided dough, which is then baked. Cardamom is often added to increase the aromatic sense of sweetness.

In the US, Danishes are typically given a topping of fruit or sweet baker’s cheese prior to baking. Danishes with nuts on them are also popular there and in Sweden, where chocolate spritzing and powdered sugar are also often added.

In Argentina, they are usually filled with dulce de leche or dulce de membrillo.

 

A slice of an American apple crumb Danish

Danish pastry was brought to the United States by Danish immigrants. Lauritz C. Klitteng of Læsø popularized “Danish pastry” in the US around 1915–1920. According to Klitteng, he made Danish pastry for the wedding of President Woodrow Wilson in December 1915. Klitteng toured the world to promote his product and was featured in such 1920s periodicals as the National Baker, the Bakers’ Helper, and the Bakers’ Weekly. Klitteng briefly had his own Danish Culinary Studio at 146 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Herman Gertner owned a chain of New York City restaurants and had brought Klitteng to New York to sell Danish pastry. Gertner’s obituary appeared in the January 23, 1962 New York Times:

“At one point during his career Mr. Gertner befriended a Danish baker who convinced him that Danish pastry might be well received in New York. Mr. Gertner began serving the pastry in his restaurant and it immediately was a success.”

 

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cranberry Apple Crisp

June 6, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Cranberry Apple Crisp. Equal Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the dish. The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Ingredients

Filling:

 

3 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples
2 cups fresh or frozen thawed cranberries
1 cup Equal Spoonful*
Topping:

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup Equal Spoonful**
* Substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener
** Substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Filling, combine apples, cranberries and 1 cup Equal in an ungreased 10-inch pie plate.
2 – For Topping, combine flour, pecans, melted butter and 1/2 cup Equal. Mix until well blended. Sprinkle flour mixture over apples and cranberries in pie plate.
3 – Bake in preheated 350F oven 55 to 60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 145
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 67 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 18g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/876.shtml

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

May 10, 2017 at 5:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Cake Recipes like; Lemon-Berry Pudding Cake, Hazelnut Coffee Cake, and Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake. Find them all along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we’ve got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!

 

 

Lemon-Berry Pudding Cake

Enlist the help of a slow cooker to make this easy cake recipe! We love the way lemon complements the blueberries and raspberries in the flavorful dessert that practically makes itself……..

 
Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Featuring a toasted-hazelnut topping and a sweet chocolate swirl, this warm homemade coffee cake is delicious for dessert or breakfast. Plus, the diabetes-friendly cake contains only 23 carb grams per serving……..

 
Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake

No matter whether you serve it for dessert or as part of a brunch menu, this fruity favorite will bring a touch of the tropics to a meal……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 9, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making your own pie………

 
Keep all ingredients cold to slow the development of gluten in the flour. Use butter right out of the refrigerator and add ice-cold water to the dough.

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

May 7, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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Passing along a Diabetic Friendly Dessert along to everyone,Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. It’s only 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries.

 

 

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Chocolate curls (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener
Directions

1 – For Crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons Equal. Press onto bottom and 1/2-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and cornstarch. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Pour remaining batter over baked crust.
3 – Add melted chocolate and fat-free milk to 1/2 cup reserved cheesecake batter; mix well. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on top of cheesecake. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into cheesecake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 164
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 235 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/990.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Miniature Apple Muffins

May 2, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Miniature Apple Muffins. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Dish has 100 calories and 11 carbs per serving. So check out the site for delicious and diabetic friendly recipes along with tips and Diabetic News. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Miniature Apple Muffins

With the right amount of spice and a sprinkling of raisins, these bite-size muffins have the flavor of an old-fashioned apple cake.

Ingredients

3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons molasses
2 large eggs
1/3 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peeled, shredded fresh apple
2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray miniature muffin pans with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
Beat Splenda Granulated Sweetener, butter, and molasses at medium speed of an electric mixer 1 minute or until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition; add apple juice concentrate and lemon peel, beating until blended.
Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, and salt; add to Splenda Granulated Sweetener mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Stir in apple, oats, and raisins.
Spoon batter into prepared pans; filling three-fourths full. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 100
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 125 mg
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 4g
Carbohydrates: 11g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1120.shtml

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 10, 2017 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Dotty F. for passing this hint along……..

 
To cool a cake quickly for frosting, pop it into the freezer while you make the frosting. By the time frosting is ready, the cake will be cool and ready to slip out of the pan.

Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts

April 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts. Celebrate the Spring with Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Silky Chocolate Pie, Berry-Ginger Shortcakes, and Raspberry-Mint Swirl Cheesecake. Find these and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts

Brush off the winter blues with refreshing spring desserts that fit into your diabetic diet. Enjoy fresh flavors of the season featuring lemon, strawberry, lime, blueberries, raspberries, and more in dessert favorites from creamy custards to luscious cheesecakes.

 

 
Silky Chocolate Pie

The secret to this velvety smooth chocolate lovers’ pie is fat-free yogurt. Using plain fat-free Greek-style yogurt, which is commonly found in most grocery stores, will also save you preparation time…….

 
Berry-Ginger Shortcakes

Boasting a medley of sweet berries, whipped topping, and cakey biscuits, this diabetic dessert doesn’t skimp on taste or satisfaction……

 
Raspberry-Mint Swirl Cheesecake

The key to this elegant dessert is making yogurt cheese, a simple process that separates the whey by straining yogurt overnight in the refrigerator…..

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/diabetic-recipes-our-best-spring-desserts

One of America’s Favorites – Cobbler

March 27, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Cobbler

Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United Kingdom and United States, consisting of a fruit or savory filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling (in England) before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the American south, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both a top and bottom crust.

 

 

 

 
Cobblers originated in the British American colonies. English settlers were unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, so instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together.[citation needed] The origin of the name cobbler, recorded from 1859, is uncertain: it may be related to the archaic word cobbler, meaning “wooden bowl”.

 

 
North America

Peach cobbler with ice cream

Grunts, pandowdy, and slumps are Canadian Maritimes and New England varieties of cobbler, typically cooked on the stovetop, or in an iron skillet or pan, with the dough on top in the shape of dumplings. They reportedly take their name from the grunting sound they make while cooking. Another name for the types of biscuits/dumplings used are called dough-boys. Dough-boys are used in stews and cobblers alike.

In the United States, additional varieties of cobbler include the apple pan dowdy (an apple cobbler whose crust has been broken and perhaps stirred back into the filling), the Betty, the buckle (made with yellow batter (like cake batter), with the filling mixed in with the batter), the dump (or dump cake), the grump, the slump, and the sonker. The sonker is unique to North Carolina: it is a deep-dish version of the American cobbler.

In the Deep South, cobblers most commonly come in single fruit varieties and are named as such, such as blackberry, blueberry, and peach cobbler. The Deep South tradition also gives the option of topping the fruit cobbler with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Savory cobblers are less common in the region; for example, tomato cobbler, which may include onion and a biscuit topping that may include cheese or cornmeal, is one savoury variant that also resembles Southern tomato pie.

 
Betty
The American variant known as the Betty or brown Betty dates from native times. In 1864, in the Yale Literary Magazine, it appeared with “brown” in lower case, thus making “Betty” the proper name. In 1890, however, a recipe was published in Practical Sanitary and Economic Cooking Adapted to Persons of Moderate and Small Means with the word “Brown” capitalised, making “Brown Betty” the proper name.

Brown Betties are made with breadcrumbs (or bread pieces, or graham cracker crumbs), and fruit, usually diced apples, in alternating layers. They are baked covered and have a consistency like bread pudding.

In the midwestern United States, apple or strawberry Betty is often a synonym for apple crisp.

 
UK and British Commonwealth
In the UK and British Commonwealth, the scone-topped cobbler predominates, and is found in both sweet and savoury versions. Common sweet fillings include apple, blackberry, and peach. Savoury versions, such as beef, lamb, or mutton, consist of a casserole filling, sometimes with a simple ring of cobbles around the edge, rather than a complete layer, to aid cooking of the meat. Cheese or herb scones may also be used as a savoury topping.

Cobblers and crumbles were promoted by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, since they are filling, yet require less butter than a traditional pastry, and can be made with margarine.

 

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