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Home-made Pop Tarts

Posted in Uncategorized by user72521 on March 6, 2009

First, I have discovered a new favorite, Pillsbury Whole Wheat rolls. Don’t let the whole wheat part scare you off, these are so good you’ll want to punch me. I’m telling you that I had the same feeling of joy and warmth like the day I discovered Press N Seal wrap, the day I  figured out “every kiss begins with K” actually made sense as a jingle, the day I heard my first Motorhead album. It just made sense.

I tried to make some Pop Tarts tonight. They turned out very well, I’d give them 4  noms out of 5. I figured out a little too late in the process that I was out of Parchment paper so I used a silpat that I have never used before. That was a horror and I have thrown it away. I hate it. So, back to parchment for me.

I found the recipe on http://www.bakememore.com – thought it looked neat and I had some a spare pie crust in the freezer I’ve been wanting to use. It’s VERY simple, more of a parlor trick to me. I might make them for a specoial breakfast like Christmas or something but not an everyday thing for me.

As a side note my, ex from college worked in the Dining Halls when we met. I mentioned once that I really liked Chocolate covered chocolate pop tarts a lot. I came home one day to an industrial size case of my favorite pop tarts (that’s love, I think.)  So, after I ate the last one of a billion people would say ‘aren’t you sick of pop tarts?’ Nope. They’re still my favorite. I worked at McD’s when I was 16, same thing “aren’t you sick of those burgers and fries?” nope. I ate a big mac  just about every day I worked there and it’s still my favorite. Anyways, here’s the recipe:

Homemade Pop Tarts

Pie Crust (If you REALLY want, make your own, I used a Pillsbury premade)

Jam or Jelly (I used Raspberry. If you make a lot of cookies, you have raspberry preserves on hand all the time. I don’t know why)

Sugar glaze (1/2 cup powdered sugar, add milk little by little and stir well until you get a glaze with syrup consistency)

Sugar for sanding

Directions:

Preheat oven to the temp the boxed crust calls for (450 in my case)

Unroll the crust. I Cut  mine into rectangles about 3″ by 4″. Place 1 tsp of jam in the center of one rectangle and top with another rectangle. Crimp the sides very well to prevent leaking. (or at least slow it down)

Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. After they cool, top with glaze and throw some sugar on top. omnomnomnomnomnom

Pop tarts: nomnomnomnom

pillsbury rolls: nomnomnomnomnom

Little blowout, not too bad. If you squint, it kinda looks like the real thing

Little blowout, not too bad. If you squint, it kinda looks like the real thing

all I had was land of the giant white sugar and lilliputian green sugar. I didn't care for the contrast.

all I had was land of the giant white sugar and lilliputian green sugar. I didn't care for the contrast.

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