Toaster pastries in bright tetris shapes.
One of the most popular games ever in a thin pastry crust shape, filled with your favorite jam.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco works)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
Several spoonfuls of your favorite jam or jelly
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 450F.
Mix the flour and salt together. Soften the butter and add to the flour and salt mixture, along with the shortening. Smoosh around with your fingers until everything is well mixed.
Add in the water one tablespoon at a time and mix until the dough beings to pull away from the sides and forms into a ball.
Throw some flour down and roll out the dough until to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out the tetris shapes. Don’t worry about being exact with the shapes. The crimping of the poptart edges will even things out.
Take one half of the tetris shape and dab some jam along the middle of the shape. You don’t need too much; I used less than a spoonful per shape. After the jelly’s down, place the matching piece on top and crimp the edges.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about eight minutes.
While the poptarts are cooling, it’s time to make the glaze. To create the glaze topping, add milk to the powdered sugar until the mixture has viscosity of thick syrup. You don’t want it too runny, or else the glaze will run right off the poptart.
Spoon the glaze onto the poptart. Add the sprinkles of your choice. I added the white frosting outline for a more definitive shape.
Makes six tetris shapes.
Be careful if you’re warming up the smaller shapes in a toaster. Even the commercial version of toaster pastries have been known to cause toasters to burst into buttery balls of flame.