3 Homemade Pop-Tarts: Strawberry, Brown Sugar Cinnamon & Chocolate Fudge – Bigger Bolder Baking 75

3 Homemade Pop-Tarts: Strawberry, Brown Sugar Cinnamon & Chocolate Fudge – Bigger Bolder Baking 75

(Music) Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking
Homemade Pop-Tarts Hi Bold Bakers! This week I want to show you
a homemade version of a very popular breakfast treat. And that is Pop-Tarts! Now that summer
is here, a lot of people have more free time so what better thing to do then get into the
kitchen and practice your hobbies. So let’s get baking! So we’re going to start out by making our
pastry. I’m going to make a shortcrust pastry, which is the same pastry I use for all of
my pie making. It’s really versatile and it’s a great recipe. In a large bowl, I’m going to add in my flour,
sugar, and salt and mix them all together. So to this we’re going to add our cold cubed
butter. I have some lovely Irish butter that I’m going to use today. This next stage
is an important part of pastry making and it’s rubbing in the butter. You can use a
hand kneader and it’s not as messy. Or you can do what I like to do which is get stuck in and rub it in
with your fingertips. Now all you want to do is rub it in until
you get lovely fine breadcrumbs. And it is important for your butter to be cold because
it yields you a lovely flaky pastry. Now this is the texture we want. Some big lumps of
butter. Some small lumps. I love this pastry because you can whip it
up really fast without needing a machine and it also freezes really well too. Next whisk together some egg yolks and cold
water and add that into your pastry. Now we’re going to get our hands dirty again
to bring all of this dough together. So with a nice open hand, just go around the bowl
and mix in that egg. Now the reason I add in egg into the dough is because it makes
it much richer and also I don’t like to add much water because when water heats up it
evaporates and it is actually going to shrink your pastry. So I like to add as little water
as possible. Start to bring all of that dough together
into a ball. And then that’s it! A sign of a good pastry or dough is that you have a
lovely clean bowl at the end. Turn your dough out onto the table and form
it into a nice smooth ball. Make it nice and flat because this will make it chill faster.
Wrap it cling film then we’re going to pop it in the fridge for around 30 minutes, let
it relax and it will be much easier to roll. It’s been half an hour and my pastry is lovely
and chilled so it’s time to roll it out. Generously flour your surface. And roll out
your pastry to around a 1/4 inch thick. I like to roll my dough kind of thick because
I like to add lots of filling. Once you have your pastry rolled out to your desired thickness,
we’re now going to cut our pastry for our Pop Tarts. You want to cut them out 3 inch
x 4 inch and remember you’re going to need two for each Pop Tart. When cutting out exact sizes, I like to use
a pizza cutter. So when I was young and my mum was making a pie, she would always give
us the leftover pastry and she would give us some jam and we would make these little
jammy parcels with the leftover pastry. And now that I think about it, it sounds very
similar to a Pop Tart so maybe my mammy invented Pop Tarts? Now that we have all of our pastry cut, we’re
going to start to fill our Pop-Tarts. We’re going to start out with our first flavor,
which is my favorite, Strawberry. First, egg wash all of your pastry rectangles.
This will give a lovely golden brown finish to your Pop Tarts and it will also help the
two sides stick together. Our Strawberry filling is very simple. It
is good quality strawberry jam. If you don’t like Strawberry jam, you can use raspberry,
blueberry, whatever you like. When filling your Pop- Tarts, less is usually
more so they don’t burst but I can’t help but always overfill them because I want to
get as much filling as possible. For the top of your PopTart, you want to prick
it with a fork to release the steam when it bakes so it doesn’t explode. Then simply lay
the top on the bottom. Take your fork and pierce around the edges. Our next Pop Tart is a really warm and comforting
flavor and that’s Brown Sugar Cinnamon. To make the Brown Sugar Cinnamon filling, you’re
going to need some brown sugar, flour and some cinnamon. If you don’t have any brown sugar, you can
always use white. Then just mix them together. Go ahead and
egg wash your pastry again. Right in the middle of your pastry, we’re going to do a generous
heap of your cinnamon sugar. Just like before, use a fork to poke some
holes in the other piece of pastry. And then gently lay it on the Pop Tart. For our next flavor, I’m going to show you
how to make a chocolate shortcrust pastry so we can make a BIG & BOLD Chocolate Fudge
Pop Tart. To make a chocolate pastry, it’s really easy.
We’re going to make the same recipe as before but just add in some cocoa powder. This is
such a beautiful pastry to work with and I can smell the cocoa powder coming out of it. Just like before, wrap it in cling film and
chill it for 30 minutes. Once chilled, roll out your pastry to the
same thickness as before. And cut to the same dimensions. That’s how easy it is. So what are we going to fill our chocolate
Pop Tart with? A beautiful chocolate fudge filling. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add
in milk, sugar, cocoa powder and salt and bring all of these ingredients to a simmer.
Simmer for around 2 minutes until they get nice and thick. Then turn off the heat and
add in vanilla extract, butter and chocolate and mix them all together until smooth. This
is what it should look like. When your fudge filling has cooled, we’re
going to egg wash our pastry again and then put a big dollop in the middle. Spread out
the filling of your Pop Tart. Just like before, prick some holes in the top of your pastry.
And then gently lay it on top and seal the edges together. Our Pop Tarts are looking great and they are
ready for the oven. So here’s a little tip, you can actually put them in the freezer at
this stage on a tray and let them freeze flat. And whenever you want freshly baked Pop-Tarts,
pop them in the oven from frozen and they will come out beautifully. While the Pop Tarts are baking, I’m going
to make a frosting to go on top of each one. For the Strawberry Pop-Tart, I’m going to make
a simple vanilla frosting. In a bowl, add in confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and
some water. And mix together until you get a thick consistency. You want your frosting
nice and thick so it stays on top of your Pop Tart. To complement the flavors in the Brown Sugar
Cinnamon Pop Tart, we’re going to make a Maple Frosting. Add maple syrup to icing sugar and
then mix it well together until you get a nice thick consistency. For the Chocolate Fudge Pop Tart, it seems
only right that we put a chocolate frosting on top. In a bowl add in your icing sugar,
cocoa powder, salt, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. Then mix them all well
together. Once we put this frosting on our Pop Tart, it’s going to be like a triple chocolate
whammy! Our Pop Tarts are done and they’re beautiful
golden brown. And I’m happy to see that there’s no strawberry jam pouring out of any of mine.
And look at all the fudge in the chocolate one. I’m excited to try this. Once your Pop Tarts have cooled, you can start
to frost them which means you are one step closer to eating them. I’m starting with the Strawberry. Spread your
thick frosting all over the top. And then of course, just like the original we’re going
to top it off with sprinkles. I’m going to cut this Pop Tart open to see what it looks
like. Look at that. Lots of lovely jam in the middle. Nice thick layers of pastry, which
I’m a big fan of. So I have to admit this is not the worst part of my job. Mmm mmm mmm. And then for your Brown Sugar Cinnamon, just
like before spread on your thick frosting. I’m definitely the kind of gal that likes
a lot of frosting on my desserts. You can see the Cinnamon Sugar almost forms kind of a like
a paste between the flaky pastry. And for the Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart, do the
same thing just spread on your frosting. This looks way better than a store bought Pop Tart.
This Pop Tart looks and smells absolutely amazing. Look at all the fudge in that Pop
Tart. No matter which Pop Tart you end up making
they all look delicious. I really hope you enjoy my version of Homemade Pop Tarts. Thank
you for subscribing to my channel and I’ll see you back here again next Thursday for
more Bigger Bolder Baking.

Comments (100)

  1. Do something easer

  2. Hillarious! Thank you so much! 💜

  3. How do keep your pop tarts flat?

  4. Thanks Gemma
    In Ireland there r no pop tarts and I have been craving gfor pop tarts for ages

  5. I only searched this cos I'm hungry and I'm Australian!

  6. Plzz make a video on how to make the filling

  7. Suggestion: maybe mark the top of the pop tart with a letter? H ham&cheese/s spinache ricc/P pizza/ A apple/SM smore/Just a suggestion if you freeze for sure

  8. Do you reckon you can toast these like you would a store-bought pop tart? I'm going to make them for the work Bake-Off, including a savoury Croque Monsieur flavour!

  9. Hey Gemma, thank you so much for this video! I learned a lot and those pop-tarts really look delicious! I can't wait to make them myself! I look forward to seeing more of your videos! You just earned a new subscriber!  🙂

  10. I'm already eating but watching this makes me hungry

  11. Hi!! Could someone tell me how many pop tarts I can do with this recipe? Thank you

  12. Can you put them in the toaster?

  13. Do we put the pastry dough in the freezer section or the regular fridge section?

  14. Make more vegan treats


  16. I wonder how Gordon Ramsay would make these

  17. Did you ever put butter on a poptart? It's sooo friggin good! 😅

  18. I tried Pop Tarts cinnamon roll. Love them but want to make homemade.

  19. “Spread your thick frosting all over the top”

  20. I just made these after I got home from work! I was wanting something different for breakfast since I never eat store bought Pop-Tarts. (Homemade is so much better!!) I made the brown sugar and cinnamon one with maple glaze. Although I only got 3 pop tarts out of my batch because I accidentally made them too big and thick, but oh well. They are still going to be out of this world good! I'm going to have one in the morning for breakfast. 🙂 Lol I can't wait, I just want to go to bed so I can wake up and eat one of these bad boys. Thanks Gemma, for sharing all of your amazing recipes with us. They mean so much and they are making us better bakers and inspiring us to get in the kitchen more as we learn from the Master Baker herself…You Gemma!! 😀

  21. Thanks, I appreciate the help, now I won't feel like an idiot using biscuit dough with extra sugar lol

  22. My ones are cooking right now!! :D. I can't wait to hor- share them…! I decided to do a roll, I'm looking forward to how it goes

  23. This was the first video I saw of Gemma's and I have not stopped watching her yet 😃😃love u Gemma😘😘😘😍😘😍

  24. Hi I was wondering if you can store them after baking and warm it up in a toaster like the store bought ones ?

  25. I said that I wouldn't watch a baking video before breakfast but I can't help it your creations look so good

  26. I love your videos, but I would love them even more if you could add the measurements 😉

  27. Is she from Ireland

  28. Can u make a Oreo Poptart please

  29. I fail all the recipes you show even though I don't miss a single stepppp

  30. They all look so yummy!! 😊

  31. Where do I get the exact measurements of each ingredient? Thanks.

  32. To be honest, Ive never tried a poptart but now, I WILL

  33. Is there a way to make these so that you can just pop them in a toaster like the store bought ones?

  34. As a kid I loved chocolate pop tarts. But when I got older as a preteen I found out they were not halal as they used (beef) gelatin in the frosting. So I haven’t had them since. Thanks for the recipe so I can recapture a fond memory of my childhood again!

  35. I like waiting until its done 😃

  36. So does it it matter what kind of flour you use?

  37. I am probably the worst cook ever,but these came out perfectly delicious and pleasant to the eye! hahahah

  38. Make some strawberry cheesecake pop tarts

  39. i love me some poptarts in the morning and in the day.

  40. Can i used store bought pastry puffs?

  41. She is just… Wow seriously justbwowo wow wow wow

  42. This amazing you did great I just wish you gave the amount of things you added in

  43. Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting works well for the Chocolate Fudge Poptart, Try it out! 😁👌🍫🍫

  44. Do u need icing sugar

  45. I'm using your chocolate frosting recipe on some brownies I'm making for my Step Dad's birthday.

  46. what an attractive lady.

  47. kind of like a toaster strudel.

  48. Anyone else watching this while eating a Pop Tart

  49. Gemma,this puff pastry recipe contains eggs so can I use your other puff pastry recipe as it does not contain eggs?

  50. Nice!!!! ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  51. strawberry pop tarts were the best 🍰🍰🍰

  52. Sweeter than a Pop-Tart, you know you are not hard
    I done made the hot chart, 'member I used to trap hard
    Livin' like a rockstar, I'm livin' like a rockstar (ayy)

  53. Ohhhhh how I love your accent! What part of Ireland? Oh, and I love those magnets on your fridge! Very clever…t'would be cool if we could click on them and be off to your Instagram or FB pages! I plan on making these but without the icing. I just watched WheezingWalter on youtube and he and his wife are off sugar! Watch it, he is hilarious! Right now I will make the pastry, a double batch, then freeze it for later use. God bless and keep up the great work!

  54. Hand down one of the IF not the best bakers on YT or video! So so love your recipes , they're always easy and straight forward, with a minimal ingredient list, which is win win win for me . LOVE YOU GEMMA thank you for sharing and for just being YOU 🙂

  55. Gemma you're damak

  56. That chocolate pastry is looking so good!

  57. CAN I MADE POPTARTS LIKE THIS? 1: one clasic cookie 2: cream 3:sprinkles

  58. Great idea but I’m way to lazy so I’ll just keep buying the ones from the box!

  59. Hello Gemma,

    This and your Basic pastry recipe is quite different. So, which one should one follow if the person has just started making making Puff pastry?
    Hope to hear from you soon dear.

  60. I did try this recipe (brown sugar cinnamon). I have to say 1/4 inch is way too think, it in way yields eight servings. Also it would be nice to be more specific in all parts of your written recipes. Listing weights for all ingredients is a huge plus. Plus it would really help if you list specific amounts to be used in the pastry for fillings.

  61. Watching this so I can make an edibles version 👌🏽

  62. Ok guys so I did this recipe and PLEASE don’t follow the oven instruction, put the poptarts in less heat and less time. Besides that, everything turned perfect! And I even made a vegan & gluten free tatts and worked perfect as well

  63. Original pop tarts did not have frosting or sprinkles genius.

  64. I made the chocolate filling and it was much more of a liquid than yours was. I'm not sure what I did wrong! Help! It would never do well in the poptarts. What should I do?!

  65. My pastry doesn’t have that nice yellow color is that ok or is it too much water

  66. I like it, can you please show me how to make humming bird cupcakes?

  67. You look like grown-up version of Anna McNulty!

  68. im going to Tell my mom to make poptarts they are no poptarts in sweden

  69. I have never eaten pop tarts

  70. i made the strawberry pop-tarts! they are sooo good and that dough is the most cooperative dough i've ever baked with; it rolled out like a dream. these taste divine and best of all they're homemade (just a few simple ingredients. no additives, no preservatives :). thanks Gemma 😀

  71. Those look absolutely delicious. I'll have to try that. I have a grandson that would love them.

  72. Can we add powdered sugar

  73. I have tryed to make it….. And I can say I have again disappointed myself 😂

  74. You also leave the recipe in grams, love you so much, thank's!

  75. Can i use oil instead of butter??

  76. Love the accent! But I was kinda hoping for Lucky Charms.

  77. These are toaster strudels

  78. 😍😍🥳🥳☺️

  79. Super good video

  80. But measurements?

  81. Im watching this because my mom did not let me buy pop tarts

  82. Your voice is so calming! Watching your videos before bed and drifting away wanting a sweet midnight snack 😭💤 💞😍

  83. Now I can put the RIGHT amount of jam. Honestly they put a really thin layer

  84. you are beautiful, but talk too fast, but recipe is yummy, so i hit the subscribe button 😀

  85. I hoped to discover why pop tart frosting doesn't melt in the toaster. Oh, well 😔

  86. Strawberry and blueberry is the best

  87. How much cocoa powder do you add to the dough for the chocolate pop tarts?

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