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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nutella Pop Tarts and a Blogiversary

Nutella Pop Tarts

Four years! It feels like the time is going by faster and faster and it's hard to believe that this blog is four years old. A celebration calls for a sweet treat. Since my first anniversary of baking a teeny cake, I have opted for simpler fare the last two years. This year is no exception. With all of my kitchen supplies residing in storage, I needed a something simple that could be done with limited supplies. Homemade pop tarts have been all over the blogosphere for a long time. I've even made them before. To make my life as easy as possible, I went with store bought pie dough, but I encourage you to use homemade if you have the time. A sprinkle of sea salt on the inside of the tarts balance out the sweetness of the Nutella and sprinkle of sugar on top. Cheers to another year of food blogging. I am looking forward to more fun to come.

Cut dough into rectangles, fill with Nutella, sprinkle with sea salt
Cut the dough into rectangles, fill with Nutella and sprinkle with sea salt

Seal the edges, brush the tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar
Seal the edges, brush the tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar

Fresh from the oven
Fresh from the oven

Nutella Pop Tarts
Enjoy!

Nutella Pop Tarts
(From all over the web really, but these are based on a previous recipe from a few years ago)

Makes 6 3-inch pop tarts

*Note: I had a lot of pie dough scraps left over. Use them up by making cinnamon sugar cigars!

2 9-inch pie crusts
1/4 cup Nutella (or more as necessary)
Flaky sea salt for sprinkling
1 egg lightly beaten for egg wash
Sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unroll the dough and cut into 12 3-inch by 2-inch rectangles. Place 1 teaspoon of Nutella in the center of 6 of the rectangles. Sprinkle the each Nutella-filled rectangle with a bit of sea salt.

Dab a bit of the egg wash around the edges of each Nutella-filled rectangles and cover with an unfilled rectangles. Use a fork to seal the edges and also to poke holes in the top of the pastry for steam to escape.

Brush the tops of each pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the sugar has caramelized a bit.

While the pop tarts are cooling, heat the remaining Nutella in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it has a liquid consistency. Use a fork or spoon to drizzle the warmed Nutella over the pastries. Serve slightly warm.

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22 comments:

Maria said...

Congratulations on 4 years! Love the pop tarts!

Jenny said...

Perfect!! These look so amazing :) Happy 4 year blogiversary!!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Happy anniversary, Esi!!! To many more happy years of baking and cooking. Would love one of these right now ;)

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

Congrats!!

I love your tiny cake too. These pop tarts look like such a treat.

Erica said...

Happy Blog birthday! Gosh...we've been doing this forever! I always wonder when I'll tire of it...could be soon...could be a while from now! GREAT pop tarts. Nutella is addicting

Banana Wonder said...

Congrats on year #4! These pop tarts look so scrumptious. I have yet to make some at home, so it's probably time. I just got some pistachio spread which might be fun to put inside. Love the flaky salt addition, too! Keep up the great work.

vanillasugarblog said...

now this is what i'm talking about totes!
how many years am i on? no idea

aida mollenkamp said...

What a delicious way to celebrate! Happy Anniversary!

Heather Christo said...

yummy! HAppy blogiversary!

The Food Librarian said...

Congrats on four years! It has been a great journey watching your baking, cooking and moving! :)

marla said...

Congrats on 4 years!! These treats look amazing :)

Gastronomer said...

happy blogiversary!! to many, many more years of fun recipes and tasty restaurants!

Kevin said...

Congrats on 4 tasty years! Those homemade pop tarts look amazing!

Joanne said...

Nutella should be used to celebrate all occasions in life but especially food bloggiversaries! MAJOR congrats!

JulieD said...

Congratulations!!! 4 years...that's awesome!

The Duo Dishes said...

Congrats, congrats! That's a big accomplishment with a sweet and salty reward. The salt is that perfect, final touch.

Shannon said...

what a delicious way to celebrate!! congrats :)

elly said...

Congrats on 4 years, Esi! The pop tarts look fabulous - as does anything that has Nutella. :)

Kristina Vanni said...

You can't go wrong with these! These would be great for a party. Can't wait to try!

the actor's diet said...

happy blog bday!!! i miss you!

Esi said...

You are all wonderful. Thanks for the lovely comments :)

Alisha said...

Whoa... real PopTarts. That's incredible. I've been so deprived.