Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Butter Tarts

Butter tarts are the best. Period. Don’t try and argue, for it is fact.

A quintessential Canadian dessert, nothing compares to a warm, gooey, homemade goodness that is the butter tart. A simple combination of butter, sugar, syrup, eggs and raisins in a flakey pastry, many companies have attempted to create pre-packaged varieties and failed. There is something about tarts fresh out of the oven that just can’t be beat.

We had the distinct pleasure of trying Algonquin Gourmet Butter Tarts on our trip to Ontario’s Highlands, and they still hold my vote for best butter tarts in Ontario (try the coffee butter tarts, they are mind-blowing). 

If you love these ooey gooey treats be sure to head to Midland, Ontario on June 10; the sweetest day of the year. The township is hosting its annual Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival where professional and amateur bakers compete for their recipe to be known as the best in the province! The day also offers up live music and a vendor market where over 150,000 butter tarts are sold! You can also find homemade crafts, art, things for the house and of course butter tart inspired treats. Make room in your belly for more butter tarts by competing in the annual Butter Tart Trot, a 1km kid’s fun run and 5km, 10km or half marathon options for the adults. The day promises to be fun for the whole family,  

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