White flour. White Sugar.
Icing Sugar. Butter and Jam.
Not exactly in the category of *healthy* ~
But, they certainly are *fun* and *yummy*!
This one's for you Miss T. :)
And for your siblings ~ especially the older ones
who like to sabotage my blog ~ LOL!
Emma has requested these (nearly a year in advance)
for her birthday dessert in place of cake!
Yup, this recipe is a winner. And, easy as pie! :)
~ Ingredients ~
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter, chilled
6 to 9 Tbsp Cold Water
Stir together all dry ingredients in bowl.
Cut in chilled butter until the size of peas.
Stir in water, beginning with smallest amount
and adding in enough to barely hold dough together.
Do not over handle dough.
Chill 1 hour.
(I skipped this step and they still turned out fabulous).
~ Method for Pop Tarts~
Roll out half the dough at a time until thin (an eighth of an inch)
on a floured surface. Cut into 3 inch squares.
Lay half of the squares on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Into the center of each of the squares, drop a spoonful of jam ~ any type will do.
Wet the edges of the squares with water. Put another square of dough over top.
Seal the edges with the tines of a fork.
Set a second pan up to repeat the above while the first batch are baking.
Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
They will be golden when done. Cool 5 minutes on pan.
Transfer to a cooling rack. Mix up a batch of frosting.
I used the following for butter icing ~
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
a little water and 1 tsp Vanilla.
Using a wire whisk, beat in enough icing sugar to make a
smooth, spreadable icing.
When the pop tarts are cooled a little,spread with icing and sprinkle with coloured sugar.
This recipe makes 16 to 20 pop tarts.