I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Awesome Pop Tarts

I know it's much easier just to go buy a box of pop tarts, but it's near as tasty as homemade. This is yet another recipe that the kids and you can enjoy making together.

(Regular Size)

(Mini Size)

AWESOME POP TARTS
(makes 9 or 18 mini)

Ingredients:
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tablespoon sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 cup butter, cut into small chunks
*1 large egg
*2 tablespoons milk
*1 egg, lightly beaten, for brushing on dough

Directions:
~In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar & salt together.
~Cut in the butter until crumbly, the mixture should hold together when you squeeze it.
~Mix in the egg & milk, mix well.
~Divide the dough into two equal parts.
~Place dough on a lightly floured surface.
~Roll one of the doughs about a 9x12 inch rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.
~Take a pizza cutter of knife and cutdough into 3 inch x 4 inch rectangles.
~Transfer the rectangles to a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
~Brush the lightly beaten egg on each of the rectangles.
~Spoon one tablespoon of your filling into the center of each rectangle, leaving a 1/2 inch space around the edges.
~Roll & cut the second piece of dough out as you did with the first one.
~Place the second piece of dough atop of the first.
~Using your finger, press around the edges of each pop tart, sealing the dough well.
~At this time press the tines of a fork around the edges of the pop tarts.
~Prick the top of each pop tart several times with a fork. (this allows the steam to escape)
~Refrigerate, uncovered for 30 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Remove pop tarts from refrigerator and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until they are a golden brown.
~Allow to cool on pan.

Brown Sugar Filling:
`Mix together: 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon & 4 teaspoon flour

Berry Filling: (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry etc)
`In a small saucepan: whisk together, 1 tablespoon cornstarch & 1 tablespoon water. Combine 3/4 cup strawberry or raspberry jam. Bring to a boil and simmer, for 2 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool.

Other ideas for fillings:
`Nutella
`Chocolate Chips
`Peanut Butter Chips

Helpful Hint:
-mix the leftover cinnamon-brown-sugar mixture to the left over dough that you trim off. Roll out and cut into pieces and bake for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Rachel Walsh said...

Okay - just printed this out. The girls and I will make these soon! Maybe this weekend...
Thanks!