Whole Wheat Toaster Pastries

These are so good, like, dessert worthy good!  I froze the leftovers and heated them up in the toaster oven when we wanted to eat them.  They are good at room temperature but eating them warmed up really brings them to another level.  This would be a great thing to make for a brunch or any morning party or get together, just make the pastries a bit smaller.  

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, plus a little for rolling out the dough
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold, unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 egg beaten with a splash of water
  • 8-10 tbsp jelly
  • cinnamon for dusting

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

Put the flour and salt in a food processor (with the dough blade attachment) and pulse a few times to mix.  

Remove the butter from the refrigerator and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.  Add butter to the flour mixture, making sure to separate the cubes and spread out evenly throughout the food processor.  Mix until mixture starts to become crumbly.  

While the food processor is running, pour 1/3 of the ice water through the top.  Add water 1 tsp at a time after that until the dough becomes a smooth ball (mine took an extra 2 teaspoons).  

Flour a flat surface, separate the dough into 2 halves and roll out into a rolling pin.  Cut each half into 8 or 10 pieces, making 4 or 5 complete pastries for each half.  

Lay pieces on your prepared pan, put 1 tbsp jelly in the center, put a piece of equal size on top and press around the edges with a fork.  Brush tops with eggs and water mixture and sprinkle tops with cinnamon.  

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops become brown.  Enjoy!

Reposted from 100 Days of Real Food