To celebrate the launch of our online store we decided to make homemade Poptarts. Why?
Well, first and foremost, they just sounded good. But also, I read that if you want your online store to be a success you need to create content showing people how to use your product.
The problem for me, is that everyone knows how to eat a Poptart. So I thought instead we could create videos showing you how to make the homemade versions of the pre-packaged snacks we sell.
In each video we'll show you how to make a beloved treat. And although we hope you take the time to make these goodies at home we also know that sometimes life gets too busy. In these cases, we hope you'll buy your shelf stable goodies from jandjvendinginc.com/shop.
To get started you'll need:
pastry puff (homemade or store bought)
your fillings of choice (we chose orange marmalade, nutella and strawberry jam)
an egg for your egg wash
frosting (we did homemade with 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk)
a pastry brush
a cookie sheet
a cookie sheet liner of choice
Alright you guys, Ryan makes his own pastry puff. I do not. So for today's recipe we used store bought pastry puff from the freezer aisle of our local grocery store.
Take the pastry puff out of the freezer and allow it to thaw on your counter for about 40 minutes.
Preheat your over to 400 degrees.
Once your pastry puff is thawed (You want it to be thawed enough to work with but not to thawed that it becomes mushy. If it becomes too soft just throw it back in the freezer for a few minutes).
Cut your sheet of pastry puff into three equal strips.
Spoon your filling into the center bottom half of each strip. Leave room on the edges that are clear of filling. You'll need a thin strip of just dough to seal the top of the strip to the bottom strip.
Take your egg wash and paint the outer edge of the pastry strips.
Fold the top half over the bottom half (this should create a pocket for your filling to sit nicely in.
Take your fork to press the top and bottom dough into each other, sealing in your filling.
Polk a few holes into the top of your pastry.
Paint egg wash over the top of the pastry.
Place Poptart on covered cookie sheet and place in over for about 15 minutes.
When the Poptarts are a nice golden brown remove them from the over and allow them to cool on a cooling rack.
Once cool, spread frosting on top and sprinkle.
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