Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cooking–Homemade Pop Tarts

I found this easy recipe at Cooking Classy that I modified to work at StrongStart.

We cut the recipe in half at school but here’s the full recipe.
Measure 2 cups + 2 tablespoons of flour into a food processor. 
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.  It calls for a teaspoon of salt but I didn't.
Cut 1 cup of cold butter into small cubes and add to food processor.
IMG_6261Pulse until it is coarse crumbs.
Add 4 tablespoons of cold water and pulse again. 
If it doesn’t all come together in a dough ball then add one more tablespoon
of water.

Next is where I modified the recipe mainly because of time constraints.  The recipe says to wrap and chill the dough for an hour.  Instead I cut ours into small balls so each child could roll out their own tart.    
After they rolled out their dough they spread jam on it and folded it in half, pinching the edges shut.
The recipe now says to freeze the pop tarts for at least 2 hours but we put them right in the oven. Bake at 375 F for about 20 minutes or nicely brown.
                         And they came out fine and delicious.