Thursday, January 31, 2013

Homemade Breakfast Pastry

Hi everyone!

I was having a discussion with some friends about prepackaged breakfast pastries (what a glamorous life I lead!), and without naming names, we decided that the boxed ones were too dry, and the freezer ones were too sweet.  As we talked, I realized that I could make a hybrid of these two products, so I did!

 
 
All I did was take refrigerated pie dough, and cut it into rectangles.  I placed a blob of seedless strawberry jam in the middle, and then put another rectangle on top.  No need to spread the jam around, because the heat of the oven will take care of that for you.
 
Seal the two dough pieces together VERY WELL - I spent some time pressing them together, then crimping with a fork.  You could also use an egg wash to help the seal.
 
Place the pastries on a baking sheet and bake for seven minutes at 425.  This took some trial and error, but I called a baking friend, and that's what we decided. 
 
While they're baking, whip up a quick glaze - I mixed confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla.  It's up to you if you want to eat these hot or cooled...the glaze tends to run on hot pasty, so I let mine cool for 10 minutes, and then applied it.
 
Spread on the pastries and if you'd like, add some sanding sugar in the color of your choice.

How to describe these?  The filling is warm and delicious, and the pastry is light and flaky...and the glaze is sweet and sticky and wonderful!!!!

I hope you enjoy,
- Sugar Baby

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