Homemade Pop-Tarts®: Friends Gathered & Made This DIY Breakfast Pastries Recipe! by Renee Herren
My friends and I recently gathered together to catch up, laugh and to learn how to make homemade Pop-Tarts® (and a few other yummy treats)! Our host went above and beyond to create a special experience by having cooking stations set up for each of us, samples of all that we would be making and printed recipes for us to take home!
I’m not one to make anything fabulous in the kitchen, so my expectations for an edible turnout were low. With friends by my side and step-by-step directions, my Pop-Tarts® ended up tasting delicious! We had such a great time that we decided monthly cooking parties are now a necessity! Next time we will learn how to make pasta!
I never thought I’d have a “cooking party” with friends for fun, but I did and it was awesome! I encourage you to make time to spend with your tribe and to think outside of the box when it comes to finding things to do! Here's a great homemade Pop-Tarts® recipe from TornADoughAlli.com. You can use any filling you like (I used raspberry and blueberry jam)!
- 2 1/2 cups flour, plus more for sprinkling
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup cold, salted butter, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 jar strawberry preserves
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 - 2 tablespoons milk
Here's how to make them:
- In food processor, add the flour and sugar and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse again until it comes together. Add the vanilla and slowly add the water. Do not over mix.
- Ball up the dough and cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 20-30 minutes. Once chilled, put dough on a clean work surface and roll it into a large 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 12 equal rectangles.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and cover with parchment paper. Put six rectangles on the baking sheet.
- Add about 2 tablespoons of strawberry preserves to the center of each rectangle and spread around. Top with the remaining six rectangles and press edges to seal with a fork.
- Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool.
- When cool, make the icing by combining the powdered sugar and milk. Spread over tarts. Decorate with the sprinkles, if desired.
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