Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pocket of love

 Today when we were in the kitchen together my oldest said.. "Mom,  you are so good at baking that I could probably bring you a handful of gravel and you could make something delicious out of it..."

Such an excellent compliment!  I'm not sure if its exactly true, but so love that he appreciates  the work that goes on in the kitchen. This wonderful compliment was likely prompted by the making of our Love tarts.. or so aptly named.. "pocket of love".  Well, it does use pie crust.. and it does have raspberry filling in it.. and it tastes like a little bite of love.. all in a cute pocket just in time for Valentines day.. although I have a feeling.. they aren't going to last through the afternoon.. 

 You can make your own using store bought ready to bake pie crust or your own homemade recipe.  My recipe is below but you can use your favorite... no gravel necessary.

Just find a cute helper and roll out your dough.  Cut your rolled crust into squares or use a cutter.

Put one of the cut shapes on a cookie sheet and add a TBS or two of jam or prepared pie filling to the center of your shape.  (Make sure not to overfill)

Take another of the shapes and brush water around the outside edge.  Putting the wet side down, cover the filling and press the edges to seal. Use a fork to press down and finish sealing the edges and give a decorative edge.

Brush the tops with milk or egg white and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Pie Crust

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup Lard
1 TBS white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 lg egg
1/4 cup cold water

Sift flour and salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix water, vinegar, and egg together in separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and toss with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry cleans the side of the bowl. Do not over mix.


  1. These look so easy and delicious! Prob gonna make them w my little one today!

  2. They were Devine! A huge hit. Thanks so much!