Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We never got Pop-Tarts as kids in our house or now for that matter. but for the first week of school we could pick a special breakfast it could be a sugary cereal or Pop-Tarts we always went for the Pop-Tarts. We haven't bought them probably since I was 12. So as school is coming around now I decided to make homemade ones,which turned out even better then the real Pop-Tarts. My sister came over and ate all of them she was the big fan of them when we were kids. These are really easy too and you can make them many different colors. The directions say to make them in the traditional rectangle way but I went for the circle look, but you could use cookie cutters and do any kind of shape.
For Pie Crust
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tbsp. cold water
Jam (your choice)
1 cup powdered sugar
milk to thin
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add shortening and butter and blend with a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands. Blend until mixture is fairly coarse. Add water, 1 tbsp. at a time, gently mixing dough after each addiction until dough forms a ball.
2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a square/rectangle. To about 1/8 thickness. Cut out long strips about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Repeat until dough runs out.
3. Take one pie crust rectangle and lace 1 tsp. of jam on top. Cover with another piece of pie crust and crimp all four edges. Repeat with the rest of dough. Place Pop-tarts on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 7-8 minutes.
4. While pop-tarts are baking, make glaze. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Pour milk slowing until it has a consistancy of really thick syrup. 1/2 a tbsp. to 1 tbsp. might be enough.
5. Once pop-tarts are done and cooled, top with glaze. Sprinkle and decorate with colorful sprinkle.