Make your own Toaster Strudel for a special breakfast or after-school snack.
These homemade breakfast pastries have the same flaky exterior of a Toaster Strudel with a sweet jam filling. They are a treat on their own, but feel free to kick it up a notch with a drizzle of icing. They’re worth making just for the aroma that fills your home as they bake — it’s like you’ve stepped into a bakery!
Homemade Toaster Strudel
Makes 8 Toaster Strudels
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
- 3/4 cup ice cold water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup jam of choice (strawberry pictured)
- Icing, for serving (recipe below)
- Add the flour and salt to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the chilled butter pieces and pulse until the butter averages the size of a pea. Drizzle in the water and pulse just until the dough starts to come together, and then remove the dough and use your hands to bring it fully together and flatten into a disc. Fold the dough once, and then flatten it back into a disc. Repeat two more times, and then wrap the disc in plastic wrap and move to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Place the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Roll to a rectangle 1/8-inch thick. Cut into smaller rectangles, about 4 inches by 5 inches. Re-roll the scraps once to cut more rectangles.
- Brush the edges of the pieces of dough lightly with the egg. Add about 2 tablespoons of jam to half of the rectangles, spreading to about half an inch from the edges. Top with the remaining pieces of dough and use the tines of a fork to press the edges together. Brush the tops of the strudel lightly with the egg wash. Place the strudel on a large baking sheet and move to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. (The strudels can also be frozen at this point.)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the strudel until golden-brown, about 20 minutes. If you are planning to heat in the toaster at a later date, reduce the bake time by about five minutes, so the strudel dough is cooked but not yet golden. If baking frozen pastries, add at least five minutes to the bake time.
Toaster Strudel icing
- 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Place the sugar in a small bowl and stir in the milk until smooth.