Last Friday, Doug had the day off so we hopped in the car and drove into downtown Washington, DC to have lunch and stop in at an art gallery. After wandering up and down 8th Street, we settled on Ted’s Bulletin as a likely-looking place, primarily for the all day breakfast and homemade pop tarts on offer.
I had a salad and Doug had breakfast and then we split a strawberry pop tart. And it was good.
Which got me thinking…could I make homemade pop tarts? I mean, the commercial kind are pretty gross. Kind of cardboard-like and chemical-tasting. But the homemade variety? Like of like a tiny little pie. And who doesn’t like pie?
So after a bit of Googling, I settled on Smitten Kitchen’s version plus a glaze recipe that I ripped from an HGTV baklava recipe. For the full, delicious instructions, definitely visit Smitten Kitchen because Deb is an amazingly precise blogger and she gives lots of great tips on different fillings and working with pie dough. I did alter it slightly though and I’ve also included the glaze recipe below, which I’ve halved because I had enough glaze for 50,000 pop tarts. Enjoy!
Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pats
1 large egg
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) milk
1 additional large egg (to brush on pastry)
9 tablespoons Nutella
1/4 cup Nutella
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Pastry & Filling Instructions
Go here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/04/homemade-pop-tarts/. The only thing I got confused about was how to cut the dough so the rectangles came out to be the size Deb specifies. So here’s what I did.
|A Nutella pop tart is part of your balanced breakfast.