I saw these on Smitten Kitchen’s blog last spring and bookmarked the recipe for the perfect day. Today was that day. The hubby and I worked from home after getting 17 inches of snow and a lot of wind causing a 4 foot drift in front of our house! After a few hours of shoveling out the driveway these warm and gooey poptarts were the perfect treat. Plus- shoveling burns a lot of calories? Right?
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pats
1 large egg
2 tablespoons (I needed a little more) milk
1 additional large egg, beaten for brushing the pastry
Fillings- I made two types
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 to 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
Simply spread nutella inside. I did not make a topping but my hubby spread more Nutella on the top of his poptart when out of the oven and it was pretty good!
Whisk together flours, sugar, and salt. Add butter and combine with a pastry blender until butter is in pea sized lumps. Add egg and milk and combine until dough comes together. I add to add a little more milk with the addition of the whole wheat flour.
Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide into two pieces. Roll out to 1/8th inch thick and cut into rectangles. You can cut larger to be the size of regular poptarts or smaller like I did.
Brush one rectangle with beaten egg. Top with topping of your choice and place second rectangle on top. I apologize for a sloppy presentation. It was really cold in the house and I was having issues spreading the Nutella.
Press around the edges to seal and then press sides with a fork and prick the top to make vents so the tart does not trap the heat and rise during baking.For the cinnamon sugar pop tarts I brushed the outside with egg wash and sprinkled on additional cinnamon sugar filling.