Friday, July 2, 2010

Toaster Pastries

Free of:  Gluten, Corn, Soy, Dairy, Eggs, Nuts, 

This is my first attempt at mock Pop Tarts.  I decided to start safe and used a chocolate filling.  All of my kids loved it but one, who declared that it is suppose to have fruit filling not chocolate.

I made this using my favorite pie crust recipe and you can use your choice of filling.  I used Art of Gluten Free Baking Pie Crust Recipe.  ( I use guar gum instead of xanthun gum to make it corn free). For the filling I used Enjoy life chocolate chips (  I love chocolate! ) and then pressed the edges together.  Instead of an egg wash, I brushed it lightly with extra light virgin olive oil.  Lined a baking sheet with parchment paper and cooked it at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until they were golden brown.  Removed them from the sheet and dusted with confectioner's sugar.

To make this shape I used a new gadget that I received--a pocket pie mold.

You can certainly use any large cookie cutter or just cut out a pair of rectangles.  I hope to try this recipe again using our homemade strawberry jelly.  I will let you know how it goes!  

2 comments:

  1. I was wondering if you could share what brand of xanthan gum you use? We haven't been able to find a xanthan gum that hasn't used corn in the processing, and I'm sensitive enough to corn that I've reacted to all of them. :-( I would love to find a good corn free one!

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  2. Shauna,

    I need to write an amendment to my post. Thank you for pointing that out. I don't use xanthan gum, I use guar gum. I found that it was cheaper when I bought guar gum from Amazon, a place I believe was called Berry Farms. I made sure that I bought four bags as to offset the price of shipping. It comes out cheaper (per bag with price of shipping divided per bag) than when I buy it at my local Wegman's.

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