So here it is! My first post about something sweet. I thought it would have something to do with cupcakes. Nope- poptarts! By popular request I’m sharing the recipe I used to make this delicious pastry a few days ago. I’ll start by saying that it is NOT my own recipe. I pulled it off Pinterest 🙂 (Yeah, I’m such a girl ha) For the original recipe go to http://www.jacquelynclark.com/2014/02/27/homemade-strawberry-poptarts/
Poptarts are definitely one of my favorite foods. Wow. That’s pathetic. Anyways, they come right in behind icecream, oreos, peanut butter and s’mores. What can I say? I like to keep a balanced diet. Despite my affinity for poptarts, I’ve learned to use self control when it comes to grabbing a pack to eat. Have your READ the NUTRITION LABEL!!!!! It’s like a heart a heart attack wrapped in foil. So I abstain. Begrudgingly of course.
You can imagine my excitement when I saw a recipe for homemade poptarts. Yep, jaw was dropped and the words “Wait, wut?’ slipped from my lips. Last week I made them and they were stinkin’ good. My younger brother said they were better than the real thing. Plus, if something is homemade it’s automatically healthier, right? I’ll let you be the judge of that…
The recipe below is straight from the link and has only a few modifications. One major thing I changed was the icing. I used a royal icing rather than the suggested cream cheese frosting because when has anyone ever had a pop-tart with cream cheese on top? Royal icing is closer to the real deal so I included it below.
Okay, here goes. But first- I included some pictures of the final product! By looks, they are nothing to brag about but I wanted to give you an idea of the final result. Sorry for the poor photo quality! I wasn’t planning on blogging when I took them.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into rough 1″ squares
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 additional large egg, whisked and set aside (to help assemble)
FOR THE FILLING
- 1/2 cup Jam or strawberry preserves (or filling of your choice, really)
FOR THE ICING (my version)
- 1 1/2 Tbs meringue powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tbs warm water
- 1/4 raspberry extract (or any flavor of your choice)
- drop of food coloring (optional)