Thursday, June 16, 2011

My creative space: pop tarts

Creativity of the cooking kind today....

Whilst trying to think of a filler for lunch boxes last night I remembered this great post from Smitten Kitchen on pop tarts. I don't actually know if we have pop tarts in Australia, and I've never tried one. But the kids have been getting quite addicted to some store bought pastry-ish fruity snack bars, so I thought I would try to make a homemade version. Not that I'm against store bought snacks (I'm currently addicted to salt & vinegar flavoured rice cakes - much like eating a salty piece of styrofoam), but I don't want us to get too reliant on them. And it's nice to know what's in your food.

So I took tips from Smitten Kitchen, including her jam filling suggestion (thicken with cornflour) but used a standard sweet shortcrust pastry recipe (as hers had egg in and that would have excluded my allergic girl from the fun).

As a snack I liked these and will probably make them again, maybe trying the brown sugar & cinnamon filling next time. Do you have a current favourite snack?

More creative spaces over here.


  1. My kids love them, but I don't buy store bought poptarts because of the ingredients so might have to give the recipe a try. Have a great day. Tammy

  2. Yum they look delicious... I will have to make some for my little one :)

  3. I remember mum buying pop tarts when they first came to oz. I don't remember anyone particularly liking them but I'm sure the fresh version would be so much better. It looks it. :)


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