Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Homemade Strawberry Poptarts

I have to say, I go to the store every week to buy poptarts, and now you can make them right in your own kitchen. They have to be our favorite morning treat. Easy to make and the kids will love them. If you like you can make blueberry, or your favorite preserve. But I love the strawberry..Enjoy this recipe!!!!

    For the pie crust:
  • 10 oz flour
  • 1 oz confectioner's sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2-3 tbsp cream
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • egg wash (1 egg, beaten)
  • For the glaze:
  • 4 oz confectioner's sugar (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • sprinkles
  1. For the pie crust, place the flour, confectioner's sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse five times to aerate and combine the ingredients.
  2. Add the cold butter to the food processor and pulse about ten times until the butter is broken down into pea sized pieces. Add the egg yolk, milk, and 2 tbsp of cream and pulse just enough to distribute the liquid and bind the dough. Do not overpulse, this will make your crust tough and chewy instead of flaky and tender. If needed, add more cream.
  3. Shape the dough into a rectangle or disk, and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  4. For the filling, place the strawberry preserves in a saucepan and heat over medium until it loosens and flows easily (about 3-4 minutes). Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch with the vanilla extract and 1 tsp water until smooth, then add the cornstarch slurry to the jam. Cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes until thickened, then remove from the heat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. To assemble the toaster tarts, work with half the dough at a time. Roll the first set of chilled dough out into a rectangle. Cut into 6 squares, then brush half of the squares with the egg wash. Add a few spoonfuls of the strawberry filling, leaving a border around the edges. Cover each square with a remaining dough square, and crimp all the way around with a fork. Bake for 17-20 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. For the glaze, mix all glaze ingredients together (except the sprinkles) and drizzle it onto cooled toaster tarts. Add the sprinkles.

Recipe From:http://www.fifteenspatulas.com/strawberry-toaster-tarts/
Recipe adapted from Leite's Culinaria, who adapted it from Williams-Sonoma: Home Baked Comfort.

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