Friday, July 23, 2010

D-Feast Friday!

So I know that I've been very bad about keeping up the blog. I don't know if anyone reads it, but I promise it will be updated more frequently! As a matter of fact I had 2 posts typed up and ready to go and then left my flash drive at work... so I don't get to post them yet. Monday after work I will come home and post my 2 posts, one of which is the update about the Januvia, in case anyone was interested!

But I wanted to participate in D-Feast Friday, since its the first time a Diabetes thing has come up that I can participate in with a blog! Yay!

I like these little rolls so much that I make them a couple times a week, for family parties, for whenever, etc... I make them smaller than the original recipes (found at states because they seem to cook better, but that also means that they end up being only about 3 carbs a piece, which is exciting!

 Parmesan Puffs

 * 1/2 cup milk
* 1/4 cup margarine
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 eggs
* 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 cup marinara sauce

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a medium baking sheet. (I just spray it with some PAM.)

2. In a medium saucepan, bring milk and margarine to boil over medium high heat. Stir in flour and reduce heat to low. Vigorously stir until thick enough to form into a ball. Remove from heat. (It really does form a big ball.  I keep the heat on whatever it was on and just take it off as soon as it forms the big ball.)

3. Beat eggs into the mixture until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese. (I actually dump the big ball into a mixing bowl and then beat the eggs into it one at a time.  And then dump in the parmesan cheese.  It is a kind of stiff dough!)

4. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
(I actually make mine somewhat small.  Maybe only 3/4 inch diameter when I put them on the cooking sheet.  About half of a regular eating tablespoon.  And they don't really puff up that much, but they do turn golden brown.  Don't let the bottoms burn!)

Anyway, the entire recipe is 50 carbs (1/2 cup milk @ 6g, 1/2 cup flour @ 44g) so just divide that by however many you end up getting from your recipe.  I usually have 24 little balls which means mine are 2.08 carbs a peice.  So I can eat like 6 of them to equivalent a piece of bread or a small dinner roll or whatever...



  1. These. Sounds. Awesome!!!

    Thank you!