Despite the fact that he’s an excellent cook and a connoisseur of fine local food, hubby has an inexplicable love of Pop Tarts. And being the supportive, nurturing wife that I am, I refuse to buy them.
(Maybe if they didn’t taste like cardboard with stale icing…)
To give Brad a treat, I’ve been searching for a recipe that would offer a good homemade substitute. After a couple of tries, this morning’s attempt was a winner. Be sure to follow her advice about using an egg wash as the glue between the two pieces of dough. I didn’t add corn starch to the jam, but only because today’s filling was a rather dense orange marmalade. The next batch with strawberry jam will need a thickening agent though, because the biggest failure of previous tarts was that the crust absorbed most of the fruity goodness.