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After my last visit to Nickel Diner in Los Angeles, I was obsessed about my incredible poptart that I had for dessert. I vowed to make them at home and soon. When I saw that Williams-Sonoma had a press, and that Dave and I were venturing that way for dinner and movie, I took the opportunity to pick one up and have some fun with it.
I used the recipe that came with the packaging.
Basically a pie crust dough with 2 tablespoons of sugar added. The fillings you can use are endless, but I used a simple mixed berry jam.
I rolled the crust 1/8 of an inch thick, and then cut them with the wider cutter. Then I added one tablespoon of jam to the middle
I spread the jam to within 1/2 inch of the edges.
And used an egg wash on the edges. I placed the tops onto the poptart and used the smaller part of the kit to "Press" the edges together. I could have used a fork, but then I wouldn't have the crimped edges, and it would have taken longer to fork all the edges.
I used the egg wash on the tops and then baked them for 30 minutes, rotating 1/2 way though the time.
I iced them, fast cause Dave was snooping around all hungry-like, so they are not the neatest looking things. The ones at Nickel Diner had the royal icing and sprinkles on them, and it blew them out of the water! I will do that next time. I am also going to experiment with fillings. These turned out really good, and everyone loved them. Everyone being Jordan and Dave.