My cousin and her husband recently bought a new house, and when they invited my entire family over for a housewarming slumber party last weekend I couldn’t pack my bags quick enough. Knowing full well that the majority of us would be bringing over appetizers, cocktails and things of that nature, I decided it made sense to bring something for us to enjoy Sunday morning. Enter: homemade strawberry poptarts. Significantly simpler to make than you’d imagine, lightyears ahead of the store bought variety, and almost too cute to eat. Almost.
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- 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 (to help assemble)
- FOR THE FILLING
- 1/2 cup Jam or strawberry preserves (or filling of your choice, really)
- FOR THE FROSTING (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. cream cheese
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- Juice from half a lemon
- 2-3 drops red food colouring (optional)
- 1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Pour into food processor, add pads of butter and pulse until butter is chopped into pea-sizes and mixture holds together.
- 2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and egg.
- 3. Transfer butter mixture to bowl, add milk mixture and mix with your hands until just combined. Feel free to knead the dough carefully on a lightly floured work surface.
- 4. Divide the dough in half, and, on a lightly floured work surface, roll each out to form two 9"x12" rectangles.
- 5. Once rolled, grab a ruler (no shame here!) and divide dough into nine 3"x4" rectangles. Use a sharp knife to make clean cuts.
- 6. Using a pastry brush, brush the whisked egg over half of your poptart squares (this will act as the "glue" binding the two pieces together).
- 7. Top each half with a spoonful of jam/preserves
- 8. Lay the other half on top, and seal edges by pressing a fork into each side.
- 9. Bake on a parchment lined pan at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before adding frosting.
- 1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
- 2. Frost poptarts & enjoy!
- And if pastry scares you, you can buy store bought pie dough, roll each piece out to a 9 x 12 square and cut as directed. I won't tell!
- Alternatively, you could consider filling them with cinnamon and sugar, nutella, or any preserves of your choice! The world is your oyster - go crazy!
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