How to Make Toaster Strudel Icing

A toaster strudel otherwise called toaster pastry is a simple and easy way to begin your day. This breakfast pastry can simply be made by heating it in a toaster oven and sprinkled with icing or glaze. The icing generally comes prepacked with iced toaster strudel. Today, we are going to share some tips on how to make toaster strudel icing.

How to make toaster strudel icing
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Toaster strudels are among the most common breakfast delicacies in America. We can say for sure that it is yummy, very easy to prepare and has different varieties. 

Luckily, we can use a semi-homemade recipe to make it as you can get the puff pastry from any grocery store with the same goodness.

If you are up for it, you can make your own puff pastry. That’s a little bit tasking, messy and time-consuming. You don’t want to go through that, do you? You can also have this delicious goodness as brunch preferably.

Let’s get to its preparation, shall we?

If you prefer learning by video, this article is also explained here.

How to Make Homemade Toaster Strudel Icing?

Video: Homemade Toaster Strudel Icing

This video will show you to make homemade toaster strudel icing.

For this method, you are not going to make a homemade puff pastry dough. Get your pre-made puff pastry from any grocery store close to you.

The Toaster Strudels

What You Will Need

Two Puff Pastry sheets (fully thawed)

1 Tablespoon water

2/3 cup Strawberry Jam (or any other berry jam)

1 Big Egg

2 Tablespoon Cornstarch

1 Tsp Whole Milk

The Icing or Glaze

What You Will Need

1 ½ Tablespoon Butter (salted and melted)

1 ½ Tablespoon Whole Milk (half and half)

128g or 1 cup Powdered (Icing) Sugar

1-2 drops or 1/8 Teaspoon Almond Extract

¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt (optional)

2 Tsp Crème Cheese (optional)


Other flavors Preference includes orange marmalade, apple or cherry pie filling, peanut butter, blackberry jam, lemon curd, blueberry jam and so on.

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat toaster oven to a temperature of about 375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lay your baking sheet or oven tray with aluminum or parchment paper.
  3. Lightly sprinkle flour on your cutting board or working surface. Then place the thawed puff pastry dough on your cutting board and cut into six uniform sizes (shapes of your choice). Do this one sheet at a time.
  4. Mix the strawberry jam and cornstarch thoroughly in a small mixing bowl until they are well mixed.
  5. Scoop about 1 ½ Tsp of the mixture in step (4) above on the top of 3 cut-out sizes of puff pastry. Don’t spread the mixture of strawberry jam to the cut puff pastry edges.
  6. Beat up egg and milk or water in another mixing bowl. Rub this mixture on all your puff pastry edges.
  7. Place the other 3 cut-out sizes of puff pastry dough over the dough with the strawberry jam mixture. Then press the edges together using your fingertips or the tines of a fork.
  8. Rub the top of the toaster strudels with the already whisked egg mixture. Then place them in the baking sheet. Bake for twenty minutes or until it is perfectly browned and crispy.
  9. When they are baked, remove them from the toaster oven and allow the pastries to get cool a little bit.
  10. Place all icing ingredients in another small bowl and whip together until it is thoroughly mixed. If you want, add more milk or half and a half to the mixture for a thinner mixture.
  11. Pour mixture into a pastry bag. Then sprinkle over the toaster strudels. Enjoy while strudel is still warm.


You can add a smear of crème cheese before you add the strawberry jam to make it delicious. Also, you can add some spices like nutmeg or cinnamon for a flavor variant.

Serving Options for Brunch

You can serve your toaster strudel with any of the following:

Parfait which may consist of some fruits and a lot of granola.


Monkey bread.



How to Make Homemade Puff Pastry Dough

If you prefer a homemade dough rather than buying the pre-made puff pastry from the grocery store, this homemade recipe is for you. The process of making a puff pastry dough is time-consuming and rigorous like earlier stated. 

However, making your dough gives you the opportunity to make one that suits your taste. The homemade puff pastry dough recipe is also called the French puff pastry recipe.

If you prefer learning by video, this article is also explained here.

What You Will Need

1 cup All-purpose Flour (125g)

¼ Tsp Fine Salt

10 tsps 5oz cold high-quality Butter

1/3 cup freezing water

Method of Preparation

  1. Add flour and salt in a medium-size bowl and stir until it is thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add the cold butter to the flour bowl. Then use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour dough. Continue until the butter is in uniform sizes like the size of a pea.
  3. Create a hole in the middle of the dough and pour in all the water a little at a time. Use a fork to stir to mix the dough.
  4. Sprinkle flour on a cutting board and place the dough on it. Then pat the dough into a rough square. You will notice bits of butter that may seem too dry. Not to worry it will mix together with each roll, so do not add water to it.
  5. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough into a rectangle shape 10 inches long. Precision is not really needed here.
  6. Fold the bottom 3rd of the dough over the center of the dough. Then fold the upper 3rd of the dough over the center of the dough too. Rotate it and repeat the process. Always use additional flour to the dough as required to prevent it from sticking.
  7. Roll out dough and turn it at least six or seven times.
  8. When this is done, wrap it in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. You can also allow the dough to be frozen too as long as you want.
  9. Remove from the refrigerator when you are ready to make your toaster strudel. Simply roll out the flour for your toaster strudel.
  10. Follow the procedure for its preparation above and bake.

How to Make Vanilla Glaze or Icing – The Simple Method

What You Will Need

3/4 cup Icing or powdered Sugar

1 Tsp Half and Half cream

1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Method of Preparation

  1. Put all ingredients inside a small mixing bowl. Then mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it thickens a little.
  3. When you want to use the mixture, remove it from the refrigerator.
  4. Beat up the mixture to make it thinner and easy to pour. If the mixture is too hard, add a small quantity of half and half cream to it.

Tips for Making A Perfect Toaster Strudel Icing

  1. The duration of time the glaze spends in the fridge determines its consistency and thickness.  
  2. You can buy a pack of glaze from the shop to see the consistency it should be.
  3. Most toaster vanilla glaze is white. But sometimes they are colored. If you want, add a few drops of food coloring to change the color of your glaze until you get your preferred color. After which you can put it in the fridge to cool.
  4. Do not make your glaze too light or runny. The whole essence of the glaze is for it to stick to your pastries.
  5. Do not use a runny jam for your toaster strudel. It will give you a messy pastry.
  6. Always serve your toaster strudel warm, it tastes better in that state.
  7. Do not add your icing or glaze to your pastries immediately after baking so that the glaze will not melt too much; you don’t want a messy pastry. Allow them to get cool a little. 
  8. Toaster strudels are very big when they are done. Allow them to get cool for a minute. This way they deflate. You can also press it down gently when it is cool.
  9. Keep the jam away from the edge of your dough and ensure that it crimps tightly. This is to prevent the jam from leaking out of the dough.
  10. Always bake your dough on a parchment or baking paper. This makes it bake better and ensures you don’t have a mess even if the jam filling eventually leaks out.

Finally, you can share your toaster strudel recipe in the comment section below. You can also check out other toaster oven recipes and spice up your culinary skills.

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