I needed another treat to take to the party I went to at the weekend. Googling ensued to find something that wouldn’t melt in the car. I already had cheese twists and cookies so wanted something different. I decided to look at a favourite website of mine http://www.bakerella.com It’s a fantastic website and I love looking at the many recipes. Eventually, after spending many minutes drooling; I came across these: http://www.bakerella.com/easy-as-pie/ pie pops. They look so cool, right?! I had to give them a go.
All you need is pastry, a filling of your choice (I used strawberry jam), whisked egg, lollypop stick and sugar. Easy peasy.
I used this simple shortcrust pastry recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/shortcrustpastry_1278
I rolled it out and cut out circular shapes
On a lined baking tray, place a circle of pastry and gently push in a lollypop stick
Spoon a little jam into the middle of the circle and brush the edges of the circle with the egg
Place another circle on top of the jam and press down the edges. Crimp along the sides with the edge of a lollypop stick and brush the top with the egg
Repeat with the rest of the pastry
Cook for approx 20 minutes on gas 6 or until golden
When they are cooked, sprinkle on a little sugar. I also wrapped them in cellophane to keep them fresh
They must be good as there were none left! I think I’ll try with a savoury filling next time, as I definitely have to make more!