July 14, 2011

Homemade Pop-Tarts

For my birthday I got all kinds of things food related.

An ice cream maker.

A waffle maker.

My very own Kitchenaid mixer.

And molds to make calzones and pop tarts!

I am very loved. And very easy to buy for. Hush up husband, you knew exactly what to get me this year!

I've used all of my new gadgets since my birthday, except for the calzone mold.  Last week I tried out the pop tart mold. It is probably the funnest (I have amazing vocabulary skills) tool that I currently own. Not to mention that it's bright red and adorably cute. How could it not be fun? I lurveee it.

I filled my pop tarts (or toaster strudel, can't decide which pastry these are more related to) with nutella, strawberry jam, and raspberry jam. O.M.G. nutella. You are the bane of obesity.

The hubbs took these to work with him and apparently everyone wanted to try one. Not just for kids folks. Even medical students will happily chow down on a pop tart (toaster strudel).

Source: Sugarcrafter

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1″ pieces
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1 egg + 1/2 Tbsp water (to brush on pastry)

To make the dough, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, work the pieces of butter into the flour mixture (I don't have a pastry blender. I waited for the butter to get soft and used a fork).

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Stir the egg mixture into the dough, and knead lightly to incorporate. Divide the dough in half, and then roll out each half on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8″ thickness. If you don’t want to make the pastries immediately, you can wrap each half of the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Cut the dough into rectangles about 3×4.” Beat the additional egg with the water and brush it over the surfaces of the bottom pieces of dough. Place a tablespoon of the desired filling on the center of each piece of dough, and then place another piece of dough on top. Use a fork to seal the edges.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prick the top of each pastry multiple times with a fork. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack.


  1. I love homemade "Pop Tarts" and with my homemade jam it's addictive. Start jogging. LOL

  2. jealous of ALL your presents! Have fun with them! :)

  3. WOW..you made a "killing" this Birthday!

    I would have to say your hubby is a keeper! :0)

    You are gonna LOVE that Kitchen Aid!

  4. How fun! I have a few doughnut pans, but hardly use them. I need to break them out and make some more fun breakfasts!

  5. Wow such fun birthday presents! Please post some of the ice cream that you make! And I didn't even know they had pop tart molds but that sounds so fun! (and funny:) )

  6. that looks delicious! my hubby loves his sweet snacks at night, and he can't forget about his pop tarts every week we go to the grocery store. I shall try! :)

  7. What a great birthday! I will be 60 this year and still waiting to afford a KitchenAid. How fun for you.

  8. I didn't know there was such a thing as a pop tart mold. Sounds like you had a great birthday, and your pop tarts look amazing!

  9. Happy birthday! I love your presents! The homemade pop tarts look good!

  10. Happy Birthday.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  11. Happy Birthday!! Those are definitely my kind of gifts! I think I definitely need to try making homemade pop tarts! These look amazing!

  12. Happy birthday! Enjoy the Kitchenaid mixer. I got one as a wedding gift and use it all the time. I don't know what I'd do without it. Oh, and the Pop-Tarts look great too. :) I might have to whip those up one weekend - my husband loves Pop-Tarts.

  13. Oooh, you made out good, hehe! Happy birthday to you! Glad you liked the poptarts. :-)

  14. Wow! Sounds like you had a great birthday. Those nutella strawberry pastries look awesome. I'll have to give them a try!

  15. You totally scored for your birthday this year!! I want that ice cream maker!! :)
    And your poptarts with nutella and strawberry?? Hello! Who wouldn't want to try those?!


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