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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WHOLE-WHEAT PASTRY

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp canola oil
4 tbsp cold water, divided

In a medium bowl combine the two flours and salt.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the canola oil and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over the mixture and toss with a fork. 

Push the moistened dough to the side of the bowl and repeat the process with the additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all the flour is moistened.  Shape the mixture into a ball.  Roll out dough as you would with any other pastry recipe.

Note: File Photo - mine are never this pretty!