Hello nostalgia! My favourite recipes are those who remind me of my childhood memories… like the Pop-Tarts! I never had those at home, but it was more a pleasure I had at my friends houses.
During a few years, I have forgotten those treats since my last road trip in the US, where it was simpler to eat corner store food and take the road again! 1 month eating popt-tarts only at breakfast is… heavy, so I abandoned another time those delights.
Today, I am way more conscious of my alimentation and try to eliminate processed food from my diet, but I still have the pop-tarts cravings since last month. For this reason, I decided to make my own homemade recipe!
For the dough
1 cup ( 250 ml) butter
1 cup+ 2 (280 ml) tablespoon sugar
3 cups ( 750 ml) white flour
For the jam
1 cup ( 250 ml) frozen fruits you like ( strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, rhubarb…)
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup ( 250 ml) powdered sugar
1 egg white
1. For the dough, put all the ingredients in the food processor and mix everything to have a sandy texture. ( The butter will be well mixed with the flour and the sugar)
2. Pour the dough on the counter and press with your hands to form a dough ball. At this point, it is important not to manipulate much the dough. When the ball is done, do not knead and just wrap it in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
3. During this time, defroze the fruits in the microwave. With a fork, purée the fruits and add the chia seeds. Put it in the fridge 20 minutes, or until it’s firm.
4. Preheat the oven at 400`F.
5. Take the dough out the fridge and lower it in a rectangle like form of a quarter cm width. Cut the dough 12 smaller rectangles of the same size.
6. On 6 of those previous rectangles, put 2 tablespoon of chia seed jam.
7. Wet lightly the sides of the rectangle and cover it with another plain dough rectangle. Seal well by pressing the sides and be sure you removed the air.
8. Put the dough pockets on a sheet pan and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or until all the pockets are golden. Let it cool completely.
9. During the cooling time, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with the egg white. Add the food coloring of your choice.
10. Dunk the pop-tarts in the frosting and sprinkle them.