pop tarts

i decided to make some pumpkin cupcakes the other day as i’m managed to source a can of pumpkin in harvey nichols food market.  they were pretty much a disaster.  i couldn’t find my cupcake baking tin so i just had to put the cases on a flat tray and they didn’t hold the batter up which meant they were just wrong.  anyhoo, i had a half can of pumpkin left that i didn’t want to waste so i was browsing online and came across the idea of making my own poptarts from emma at from scratch.  i love poptarts and it pains me that in the uk we only get the horrible chocolate and strawberry ones.  i love the brown sugar cinnamon ones and the cinnamon roll ones and the s’more ones.  they looked simple enough.  i didn’t follow emma’s recipe totally i just sort of did it as i went along, but for those who asked here is the general idea…

1 sheet of bought puff pastry (jus-rol)
1/2 can of pumpkin
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
brown sugar (not sure how much i used, i just added it to suit my own sweetness)
1 beaten egg

1.  unroll the puff pastry and using a knife or pizza cutter, cut into square or rectangles.  i cut it into 8 so i could make 4 poptarts.

2.  mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon and a little of the beaten egg.

3.  put a tablespoon or more in the middle of 4 of your pastry rectangles leaving a border round the edge.

4.  brush some beaten egg around the border then place your other pastry rectangles on top of each one that has pumpkin on it.

5. press down at the sides so it is sealed well, then go round the edge with a fork to make a pretty ridged pattern.

6. brush some beaten egg over the top to glaze the pastry and prick a couple of fork holes in the top to let steam out.

7. put in the oven, i just followed what it said on the pastry box for temperatures etc.

8. once cool enough to eat make some icing, not too runny but just enough so you can drizzle it over the top.

9. EAT AND ENJOY!!!!!!

these went down a treat in my house.  next time i’m going to try making brown sugar cinnamon ones and ones with nutella in for the mister.


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