6 Jul 2011

Poptarts...Pinoy Style

It's been more than two months I know!!! I've been busy with a lot of things. Mostly with work, but I also had a short vacation, my first vacation outside the country! Yay!

My sister went home last May and brought us to Hongkong. I enjoyed the stay there...the places we visited were great and the food...HEAVEN! A bit disappointed with the shopping part though...everything's expensive. The tiangge items here in the country are expensive there.

When we came back, I must say I missed Pinoy food. I wanted to eat comfort food so off we went to Mom and Tina's for some simple homecooked style food. yum yum...truly soothing and comforting. You have to try to eat there.

Yes, nothing really beats homecooking, just like this Ube Poptart-style pie. Who would've thought that poptarts are so easy to make. That even a newbie cook can whip up these treats with a minimum effort (I can't say "with no effort" because of the kneading part hehehe)!


homemade poptarts!
 I got the idea and the dough/pastry recipe from Smitten Kitchen. But instead of using chocolates and other sugar laden fillings, I chose our humble purple yam or ube spread for filling.

Here's the recipe.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
1 large egg
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) milk

Purple yam (Ube) filling - I used the one bought from Baguio. 

1 egg for egg wash
1 tbsp water

Instructions:
1. Mix flour, sugar and salt thoroughly.
2. Add the butter. Using your hand, mix everything well until they hold together when squeezed.
3. Whisk the egg and milk together and pour it in the flour mixture. Mix everything until you form a ball.


Note: If the dough is soft, because the temperature is too hot, wrap it using a cling wrap and chill it for 10 minutes.
4. Spread flour in a flat surface. This is to prevent the dough from sticking on the surface when kneading.
5. Whisk the remaining egg and water set aside.
6. Divide the dough into half and roll the first half into rectangle. Divide them into the desired size. Brush with egg wash and put the ube filling.

knead...

kneaded, trimmed, brushed with egg wash

with ube filling

7. Roll the other half and divide them again, the same size as the first half of the dough. Lay each on top of the first batch.  Using a fork, seal the edges and prick the top of the poptarts. Brush top with egg wash.


8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
9. Line the baking pan with parchment paper and place the poptarts.
10. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
11. Serve warm.
yummy poptarts!!!



Note: You can also reheat these treats and you will still have the same result.


ENJOY!

7 comments:

Chew On This said...

This looks really good. And great idea coming from a great idea ^_^ What a nice treat for kids and adults too.

michi said...

looks yummy! hope i can do this too! =)

iCyLiCioUs said...

Hi sisses! Thanks for dropping by! This is super easy to make. Try it!

blackshirt13 said...

Looks delish! =) I can hardly wait for the day when I finally learn how to bake. Good luck to me and our broken oven. Haha.

iCyLiCioUs said...

blackshirt13, maybe in the future who knows hehehe!!! thanks for your visit!

The Average Jane said...

I wish I knew how to bake. =)

iCyLiCioUs said...

Hi average jane! why dont you try to bake. You only need guts and a good recipe to bake!