Toaster pastries and pop tarts are treats that we loved as kids, but if you haven’t had one in a while and try to go back for the sake of nostalgia, you’ll notice that they just don’t taste as good as you remember. Part of this could be attributed to changes in the recipes, but it is much more likely that if you do a lot of home baking, you simply have slightly higher standards than you did as a kid waiting for that pastry to pop out of the toaster.Fortunately, Homemade Toaster Pastries are easy to make and fill with any flavor of jam or jelly that you can get your hands on. The most difficult part of making them is getting the pastries cut out and sealed together because rectangular cookie cutters aren’t things that most of us just happen to have lying around.
If you’re serious about making your own toaster pastries, you might want to pick up a Toaster Pastry Press. This two-part gadget cuts out perfectly shaped pastries and also helps you seal those edges back up. It is lightweight and easy to use, and it even comes with a recipe for making a homemade version of pop tarts, although you can put it to use with any kind of dough that you like (even puff pastry). Homemade pastries can usually be baked and then frozen, so you’ll have them available whenever the craving strikes.