Homemade Pop Tarts

I’m not sure why, but about a week ago I decided I wanted to make some homemade Pop Tarts and see how they’d turn out. I’m not much of a baker (as you may already know) but I thought I would give it a go and see what’s the worst that could happen. It turns out, to find a decent recipe is hard. There’s loads available but most are vague and also tell you do go at in strange ways so you kind of have to get creative.

The recipe on Tesco’s Real Food site was the one Naomi and I settled for although we made a couple of changes to suit what we wanted. Roughly speaking we used the following for the pastry:

  • 240g (9oz) plain flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 200g (8oz) butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk

In the recipe it says to use two eggs – the second one being for glazing afterwards but you only need two eggs if you’re using a lot which you shouldn’t need to. It also lists even more ingredients for the fillings but that’s if you’re making it fresh. We opted to use strawberry jam out of a jar and Hazelnut filling (just supermarket branded Nutella). Once you’ve made the pastry, make sure you have enough to cut out equal sides of ‘the tart’. We needed to go for mini versions instead because the pastry was hard to roll out and get equal.

Once you’ve finished baking them, you can either leave them as is or decorate them. We tried some basic icing and sprinkles and made sure the icing was super thick so it didn’t run down all of the sides. I think they turned out really well and I’m proud of the two of us for finally finishing them off. I’m just a bit nervous on how they taste. We didn’t make very many so I’ll have to try them tomorrow and report back.

What do you think, is this star baker material?

Written by Dan

I drink lattes and write things.