" Net, The" Those Annoying Pop Ups

These filled pastries will give you something tasty to load up on while surfing the net!

You will need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 4 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Plenty of different fillings, i.e. jam, chocolate, pesto, tapenade, cheese,?use your imagination
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • spam...to taste


1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, butter, shortening, salt and sugar with a pastry blender or 2 knives until most of the lumps are no larger than small peas and the mixture has the consistency of course corn meal.

2. Dump the mixture onto a clean work surface and flatten it out quickly with a rolling pin. Scrape together, return to the bowl; cover with plastic and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Add the sour cream to the cold mixture and using a rubber spatula, fold together until the sour cream is evenly distributed and the dough holds together. Shape into a disc, wrap with plastic refrigerate at least 20 minutes.

3. Divide dough into fourths, refrigerating portions not being worked with. Roll out the first 1/4 of dough to the thickness of a quarter. Cut into 4x6" rectangles using a sharp knife.

4. Spread on 1 tbsp. of filling on half of the rectangles, leaving a half-inch border around the edges. Use a fork to poke holes in the remaining rectangles and place these on top of the filled ones. Crimp edges gently with your fingers and trim.

5. Bake at 350°F. for 10-12 minutes or until the pie dough is lightly browned.

6. Combine the sugar, vanilla and milk and stir together to make a smooth glaze. Brush the glaze on pop ups.

7. Hook your toaster up to the computer and relax. The next time you experience a pop-up, it will be crisp, warm and filled with something tasty.

Makes one dozen

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