Homemade pop tarts? Whaaaaat?
How great is this?
The best part? It doesn’t need any “high fructose corn syrup” or “ultra-super-duper-chemically stuff” because uh, hello,they’re homemade. Oh and the chances of you having that stuff lying around in your house are probably verrrryyyy bleak.
So this is totally breakfast food( for people like me, who are constantly looking for an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast) but if you want to make this a little healthier, feel free to swap out the caramel for apples or something.
Oh and make sure that use good quality chocolate chips and caramel. For best results, MAKE YOUR OWN! ( caramel, that is. I’m assuming that not all if us live on a cocoa farm).
But if you do, that’s cool too.
DIY CARAMEL+ CHOCOLATE POP TARTS.
Fo’ the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter, cut into chunks.
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup of good quality chocolate, cut into chunks
1/3 cup of homemade caramel
Make the dough: Whisk together the flour and sugar.Work in the butter with your fingers, squeezing bits between your fingers and till tiny little lumps of butter are still visible, and the mixture holds together when you squeeze it. Whisk the egg and milk together and pour it into the dough to form a smooth, elastic dough. Refrigerate for upto a week or follow the recipe below ASAP!
Now, make a ball.
Cut it into half.
Either reserve half the dough( like I did) for baking another time or use it all up to make a ton of tasty pop tarts.( Not really. You’ll get a couple if you use up all the dough)
Roll it into a pretty thin rectangle( about 1/8 th inch thick) and cut out even sized
Fill it up!
Top with another rectangle and press the edges down together with the back if a fork( slightly wet it first). Poke holes all over the top of the pastry with that fork.
Brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tbsp of water).
Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes at 150 C or till golden brown.