So my husband and I have this debate about the best Pop Tart. I guess it’s not really a debate but more of a matter of opinion that likely will not change. But, I’m still right, chocolate is better.
In short, he likes strawberry and I like chocolate. So after we tasted Butcher’s Bunches a week ago and had Monkey Bizzness and French Kiss, chocolate and strawberry, it seemed only logical to make our own tarts!
Tarts, any way You Like it
3 cups flour (we used wheat)
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup butter (preferably unsalted), cut into small pieces
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk
Jelly, flavor- your choice
Combine flour, sugar and salt. Add butter. Adding butter can be done with a pastry cutter, or I simply cris-crossed 2 butter knives several times. Do this until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about pea size. Then add 1/2 cup cold water and mix dough until comes together. I had to add some extra water here, as the wheat flour seems to soak up more.
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On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough until about 1/8 inch thick. I then used a plastic container with a firm edge to cut out my tart shapes. Transfer the shapes to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Place jelly in the center of half of the pieces. The amount of jelly you use will depend on the side of the tart. Spread the jelly over the tart and leave 1/2 inch along the edges.
Brush the edges with the beaten egg. Place another dough piece over the top and crimp the edges together. This can be done with a fork or a toaster pastry press.
Chill for 30 minutes then bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Brush the tops of the pastries with milk ten minutes after baking. Transfer to rack to cool.
Consider placing a glaze on top, we did not.
We stored these goodies in the fridge and then toasted later when we were ready for them.
Liz of Butcher’s Bunches also recommended a panini with Monkey Bizzzness, bacon, peanut butter and I think bananas. Unfortunately Monkey Bizzzness didn’t last long enough to try it with some bacon.
I know there’s got to be a few of you out there that have tried Butcher’s Bunches. If so,what have you made with it? Or what are your favorite jam recipes? I would love it if you would share with everyone!
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