Thursday, June 25, 2015
These homemade toaster pastries (we call them "Toaster Pops" at home) are made with minimal wholesome ingredients, so you don't feel bad when your child wants one. I've found that jam works better than jelly for the filling (it's less runny when heated). These toaster pastries are flaky and delicious and are a good complement to any breakfast or afternoon snack.
Toaster Pastry Recipe
1/2 recipe of Flaky Pie Crust (I use 1 cup of just unbleached flour for it, not both types of flour)
Your favorite jam
Sugar in the Raw
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make the pie crust recipe. Lay a piece of wax paper on your work surface, put a chunk of the dough in the middle, and lay another large piece of wax paper over the top. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a flat, thin piece. Use a knife to cut out a long rectangle the width of a store-bought toaster pastry, but twice as long. Spoon out some jam into the middle of one side of the rectangle. Be sure to keep the jam about 1/4 inches away from the edges. Fold the other half of the pastry over the jam side and use a fork to press the 4 edges together. The dough should be enough to make 4 toaster pastries.
Lay the toaster pastries in a single layer on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Use a knife to cut a couple of slits in the tops of each pastry, and sprinkle Sugar in the Raw on them. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. Eat them right away, or let them cool completely before laying them in a single layer in a large Ziplock freezer bag. When you want to have one, take it out of the freezer, microwave it for 20 seconds on High, then put it in the toaster. I use two knives (one on either side of the pastry) like tongs to remove it from the toaster when done since they are so flaky.