Monday, March 2, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

Not like that Aunt Val.

A few weeks ago I saw someone had posted homemade Pop-Tarts on Food Gawker (a bunch of elitists). I thought to myself, "I can do that! Shirley Dill taught me to make great pie dough!"

Today was a snow day for state workers here in Maine. I wasn't expecting a full day off and wasn't prepared with projects to get me through the day. I sat here thinking of things I could make with limited eggs, no milk, no fresh veggies. Bread, if I could find the right recipe for my ingredients on hand. But I was hungry for breakfast. The perfect time for homemade Pop-Tarts!

These were heavenly. I did half raspberry and half strawberry. I had one of each plus a belly ache. So much better than any of that store bought crap full of preservatives and stuff you can't even pronounce. These are full of love!

Of course Bonnie Lee would be upset if you left any scrap dough unused. Ball it up and roll it again.

Source: Me again.
Yield: 6

Pastry Dough (use your own or that icky store bought stuff)
Powder Sugar

Roll out dough. Cut into rectangles. Spread half with jam. Fold over. Pinch edges to seal. Bake at 350 for 20 or so minutes.

For icing, thin sugar with a bit of milk. Pour over pastries. Sprinkle with sanding sugar or sprinkles.


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Carrie said...

Shirley used to make these witht he left over pie dough. But she called them diapers, because she would fold them up like a diaper. And she didn't put the glaze on top, just a pat of butta.