You’ve had a Pop Tart… but you’ve NEVER had a Pop Tart like this!!
In our kitchen today, Tracy Gates and Abbey Stemler, The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe, share their recipe for a GOURMET POP TART!
About The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe:
The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe is in a historic building on the square in Bloomington. It has exposed brick walls and a long limestone coffee bar. Our menu features from scratch bakery items, eggs for days, avocado toasts, waffles, granola and lunch salads and sandwiches.
Tracy has been baking most of her life and has so many great recipes. Our chocolate chip cookies are made from a recipe that was developed over 25 years ago at a small bakery in Bloomington.
Tracy started a snack bar company, UGo Bars a few years ago, sold it and then moved to making artisanal pop tarts, which led to opening The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe.
Abbey is a business law professor at the Kelley School of Business. She is the marketing muscle behind our brand–mostly because she is a millennial obsessed with Instagram. She is also our general counsel.
Being excellent community members in Bloomington is very important to us. We especially try to support other women-owned businesses such as Hopscotch Coffee Bloomington.
3 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbl. Sugar
10 oz Butter, unsalted and cold
3-4 oz Water, ice cold
Mix your dry ingredients.
Cut in the butter
Add water until all blended
Refrigerate dough for a 10 minutes
Roll dough between 2 pieces of wax paper
Cut into rectangles
Use brush to lightly paint water on the edges of 1 rectangle (aka Rectangle A)
Use fork to prick holes into another rectangle (aka Rectangle B)
Place filling onto rectangle A and then place rectangle B on top and press along all edges to help them stick together.
Place on baking tray.
Bake for 22 minutes at 325 degrees
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 C. Water
Mix together until consistency desired
2 C. Flour
1/2 C. sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 oz butter
8 oz. heavy cream
Mix dry ingredients
Cut in butter
Blend in heavy cream
Add fruit or flavors
Drop on baking tray. The best shape is around mound. It’s always moist in the middle.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes
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