Homemade Poptarts

homemade poptarts
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homemade poptarts

A few days ago I saw a homemade poptart pin on Pinterest and I had to make some. That particular recipe called for one cup of butter. My image of poptarts is junk food that you eat once in a while for fun. I probably haven’t had one since I moved to Japan and I hadn’t given them a thought until I saw that pin. If I’m going to use a cup of butter I’m going to make something like shortbread, not poptarts. I searched a bit on google and came across the recipe on Peas and Thank You. A quarter cup of butter is more reasonable for me. I made a non-vegan version of them but if you are vegan use the recipe as is.

Changes I made to the original recipe:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/2 cup barley flour (麦こがしmugikogashi)
  • butter instead of margarine/coconut oil
  • honey instead of maple syrup/agave
  • skipped the icing

These were really good. They didn’t taste like actual poptarts, they were better. I really liked the taste of the barley flour. I found the barley flour in the section of the supermarket that has the ingredients for making traditional Japanese sweets.