Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXIV

Strawberry Toaster Pastries

I think I’ve got it. The reaction of the crochet group: “Keep practicing – and can we have a poppy seed filling, next time?”

The dough was a bit dry, but I resisted the urge to add water. After two hours in the refrigerator, it was still dry, so I added a 1/2 tablespoon of water and let it sit for another hour. That did it. My theory: It’s been cold out so the relative humidity inside (after raising the air temperature 60 degrees) is very low, resulting in very dry flour.

The crust/filling ratio needs a bit of work. I like the thick, flakey pastry, but it needs to be balanced with a thick filling. This batch was a bit short on filling.

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