I wanted to make the real deal of something that I would normally buy prepackaged. Poptarts (or their organic equivalent) fit the bill. The copycat version put the original to shame. Seriously. I cannot stress enough the need for each and every one of you to attempt your own Poptart.
I found this recipe (http://www.cookingcache.com/breakfast/homemadepoptarts.shtml?rdid=rc1) on the web. I halfed it, used butter instead of shortening, and increased the flour along with a few other minor modifications. (I always need to use WAY more flour than what the recipe calls for. I have some sort of flour black hole in my mixing bowl. )
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp sugar
3 cups flour (approx.)
1 ½ tbsp baking powder
Preserves of choice
**1 egg yolk & 2 tbsp cream for brushing prior to baking
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Mix in flour and baking powder. Add flour if necessary to get a decent dough texture. Chill for an hour or so. (Honestly, I don’t know if the fridge time made a bit of difference in the end. I think a good floured surface sufficed)
Turn out onto floured surface. Roll out and divide into equal parts. Spread on preserves onto a square. Top with another square of dough. Brush with egg mixture and bake on 350 degrees for approx 20 minutes.
While baking, mix frosting ingredients over medium low temp.
½ cup powder sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Brush with frosting when done baking and sprinkle with sprinkles.
Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, delicioso!
Very well received. (He’s eating ranch with everything these days…)