This is a home-made version of one of my favourite snacks from when I was a child, the mass-produced toaster pastries popularised by Kellogg’s® under the name Pop-Tarts®.
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients (plain for the jam or with cocoa for the chocolate Pop-Tarts®) using a food processor or knife. Next, incorporate the water and lemon juice by hand until you have a smooth dough. Roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
In a saucepan, heat the cream and butter over medium heat until they come to the boil. Add the pieces of chocolate. Remove from the heat and let it melt for 1 minute. Stir with a spatula until smooth. The ganache is enough to fill nine Pop-Tarts®.
Combine both the ingredients. The filling is enough to fill nine Pop-Tarts®.
Flatten the edges of the rectangles slightly with a floured finger, then place
Combine the egg yolk and water and brush this mixture over the rectangles. Place in the oven and
In a bowl, combine the water and sugar until smooth. Using a brush or spoon, spread this frosting on the Pop-Tarts®. Sprinkle over the decorations. For the raspberry frosting, heat the raspberry jam, strain it to remove the seeds and use this coulis instead of the hot water in the plain frosting.
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