Friday, May 28, 2010

Homemade Pop Tarts


There are a lot of foods I miss since becoming allergic to life.  Chocolate bars, granola bars, instant noodles, and overly processed breakfast pastries top the list.  So you can imagine my overexcitement when I started seeing Pop Tart recipes popping up on food blogs lately.  I just had to try making one of my now potentially-fatal childhood favourites.



And holy shit, they are good.  They're just what I remember always wishing Pop Tarts tasted like.  Flakey and sweet, they leave you with that euphoric crack-like feeling that only the most delicious baking can deliver.  


They're also a lot simpler to make than I thought they'd be.  Just roll out some pastry and add some jam!  Next time I'm going to make some chocolate ones.






Pop Tart Recipe:

Pie crust (homemade or bought.  but seriously just make some it's not that hard, but it is that much better)
Jam


Preheat oven to 425*F.

Roll out pie crust and cut into 8cm wide and 16cm long strips.

Place 2 tsp of jam on the centre of the lower half of the pastry strip, and fold over the top half to encase the jam. Press sides closed with a floured fork.

Place on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 425*F for 8-10 minutes.

When cool, cover with glaze and sprinkles.


Glaze:

1 cup icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk (I used cream)

Whisk icing sugar and 1 tbsp of milk in a bowl.  Gradually add more milk until desired consistency (syrup-like).

8 comments:

  1. What keeps the glaze from running into the toaster when you reheat them?

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  2. Lindsay: Thanks! They're sooo delicious.

    Midnight: If I were to be heating them in the toaster, I'd wait to apply the glaze until after reheating them (more like toaster strudels, I suppose). I glazed them right away since I knew I wouldn't be toastering them!

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  3. What pie crust recipe do you recommenced?

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  4. Shary: I used one nearly identical to this: http://www.joyofbaking.com/SweetPastryCrust.html

    A lot call for shortening, but I'm allergic and find it gross so I stick to butter-only pastries. They're so much more delicious!

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  5. I too have many random allergies and pop-tarts are one of the things I miss the most so I can't wait to try this!

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  6. They look amazing! Great photography of them as well!

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  7. Can't wait to do this with my grand-niece. She's 12 and just gotten interested in cooking. She'll think I'm Soooo coool lol. Thanks

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