Homemade Pop Tarts.

If there is one thing the kids love as a breakfast treat it's a PopTart! But at almost £3 a box for 8, its an expensive breakfast (a box will only last us 2 breakfast times) for a family on a budget so I have been hunting around for a home made pop tart for a while now so after getting the gist of the ingredients I need I came up with this yummy Rhubarb and Custard inspired recipe.



What you need: (makes approx 6)


Sweet Shortcut Pastry (I used a 340g pre bought pack but you could always make your own!)
Duerrs Rhubarb and Custard Homebaking Jam (available now in Aldi)

Frosting
1 cups royal icing sugar 
cold water
a couple of rhubarb and custard boiled sweets (crushed to fine ermm crushedness(?) think hundred and thousands)

Preheat oven to gas mark 6 (200C).

Roll out the dough into an 1/8-inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface.
Cut the dough into rectangles (approx 7 x 4 (ish( inches) 
Place a heaped tablespoon of Duerrs Rhubarb and Custard Homebaking Jam on one half of the rectangle and spread it slightly on just half of the pastry (remember to leave the edges else it will spill out on baking)

Fold the other side of the rectangle over (so you end up with a rectangle 3.5 x 4 (ish) inches) and seal shut with your fingers.

Bake the pop tarts for 10-12 minutes and leave to cool COMPLETELY!


Once cooled make up your icing/frosting as per instructions and spread a layer on each 'pop tart'. Allow the frosting to harden slightly before sprinkling on some of your crushed rhubarb and custard sweets. 



Reheat in the oven's grill NOT TOASTER if you require them warm.






We were sent Duerrs Jam to try out and make a recipe.