Homemade Pop Tarts

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Ok so It’s 3 am. For some very very silly reason I decided to bake at midnight (couldn’t sleep) and then once I started I had to finish them, so here they are, delicious home made pop tarts (and I know you really shouldn’t talk about your own cooking, but I really love these). For those that don’t know what a pop tart is they’re like a jam tart but with icing and when they’re hot I can’t help but enjoy them with a nice steaming cup of tea. I love eating these and as you can’t buy them in Australia anymore here’s the recipe to make your own 🙂
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 12 pop-tarts
Ingredients
For the pastry
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

for the filling

  • 2-3 tablespoons of jam per pop tart
for the icing
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • sprinkles
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius
  2. Combine the flour and the salt in a large mixing bowl, then add in the cubed butter and shortening. Mix together with your hands until a it is a crumb like consistency. Add in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture forms a ball. (you may not require all the water)
  3. Roll  out the dough to around 3mm thickness. Cut out rectangular shapes mine were around 8cm x10cm size
  4. Take one rectangle and place 1 teaspoon of jam on top. Cover with another rectangle, and press the edges together and crimp with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pieces of pastry.
  5. Place on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Once cool mix the icing sugar with the water and spread over each pop tart. Place sprinkles on top.
  8. Enjoy 🙂

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