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Homemade Pop Tarts

Makes: 12 pop tarts

For the dough (adapted from All Recipes)

– 2 1/2 cups flour

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1 tb sugar

– 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter, cold and cubed

– 1/2 cup water (you may need more)

Filling:

– Strawberry Jam

To Finish:

Egg wash– 1 egg whisked with 1 tsp milk or water

Sugar– 1 tsp for each pop tart

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,

2. In a meduim bowl whisk flour, salt, and sugar. “Cut” cold butter into mixture. Note: I just used a potato masher! “Cut” until the pieces of butter are very small.

3. Add in 1/2 cup water. The dough will probably need about 1 tablespoon more water, but don’t add until you’ve stireed in the 1/2 cup water and see it needs more water. Put the dough into 2 balls. Place dough in the fridge for 10 minutes, so it can firm up a little.

4. Lightly flour a surface. Form the dough  into a some sort of a rectangle. (See below)

5. Roll out the dough into a rectangle.

6. When you have a rectangle shape, trim off the excess pie pieces so you have a perfect little rectangle.

7. Try to cut equal rectangle, trimming off pieces so the rectangles are equal.

8. Fill each rectangle with a scant 1 tablespoon strawberry filling, if you put anymore, the filling will ooze out!

9. Place one rectangle over each rectangle, and brush with the egg wash and sprinkle over 1 tsp sugar.

9. Bake for 20- 25 minutes.

Happy eating! 🙂

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