I have been wanting to make pop tarts for quite some time now, but thought it would be more difficult with gluten free flour. I was wrong! It was quite simple. Lately, (since making my last two desserts) my favorite part of the whole process is the last bit where you get to put your final touches on your creation (decorating, duh!). The same goes for this recipe. Once the pop tarts have cooled, that is when the show really starts. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did (and hopefully you don't eat them all too!)
*Makes: 15 pop-tarts
- 2 1/2 cups (350g) plain gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 tablespoons (120g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (125ml) milk, at room temperature
To assemble dough:
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of water
1. Brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
- 5 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3. Raspberry jam
4. Any other filling you'd like to use
- 3/4 cup (85g) powdered sugar, sifted
- 4 teaspoons milk, plus more as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350F/180C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, place the flour, xanthan gum, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Whisk to combine well.
Step 6: And your sugar glaze.
Step 9: Grab a fork and poke holes with it all over the dough (I did about 6-8 per rectangle). Once you have pricked all pieces, take your other pieces of dough out of the fridge. You will need an egg and 2 teaspoons of water. Mix them together and using a brush, coat the dough that was in the fridge with the egg mixture. Then add your fillings (about a teaspoon each rectangle, depending on size, more or less).
Step 11: Bake pop tarts until they are golden brown, (I baked mine for exactly 25 minutes, but I would do it for about 20 minutes and keep them in additional minutes as you please). Once they are done, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before adding your glaze and decorations. Enjoy!