Some mornings my hubby has to get up at 5 to go to work. I don't like getting up that early but I feel bad when I can't get him some breakfast to take on the go. I've seen several recipes around the blogosphere for homemade pop tarts but I'm not really a big fan of those, I liked toaster strudels better. So here's what I came up with, I'm going to just stick them in the freezer so he can just grab one for breakfast!
What you need:
- 2 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 3/4 t. salt
- 6 T. butter, softened
- 3/4 c. (or less) milk
Milk together the dry ingredients. Crumble in the butter. I like to use a fork to do this since I don't have a pastry cutter.
Slowly add in the milk. You may not need the whole 3/4 c. You don't want the dough to be sticky.
Roll the dough into a ball.
Roll out the dough into something of a square shape.
Fold the dough in half.
And fold it in half again. And roll out into another square shape. Do this several more times. Don't knead the dough, you are trying to make layers.
Pull the dough in half after you've folded and rolled it out at least 5 times. It should look like this. Nice and layery.
Roll out very thin. Then cut into rectangles about 5"x6".
Place a filling in the middle of half of the squares. For this batch, I used applesauce that I canned last fall. You could use jams, applesauces, pureed fruit, or more.
Fold the dough in half and crimp the edges with a fork.
Brush the strudels with butter. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. They won't be brown when they are down but they will get nice and puffy.
Yummy. They smell so good when you take them out of the oven! This recipe makes at least 10 pastries.
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