Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Proud Canadian Moments - the butter tart

We didn't just invent the Robertson screwdriver you know. We aced it when we figured out the magic of the butter tart.

My mom made awesomely unbelievable butter tarts. Food of the gods, perfection on a plate. Alas, she's been gone a long time now. I learned from her how to cook many things but she never showed me butter tarts. I'm confident though that somewhere out there someone has been holding onto the perfect butter tart recipe complete with step-by-step instructions for the butter tart novices among us... Please and thank you!


Bridget Jones said...

OH I can taste them!!!!! They look so very yummy. You are one lucky guy, Mr. A!!

Candy Minx said...


Those really do seemto come alive in that pic. I swear I drooled.

tshsmom said...

I've got a recipe for the dough, but I think my filling is different. My filling is like pecan pie filling. Email me if you want the recipe.

Anonymous said...

ooh I remember my first butter tart when I visited Canada.... yummo

Candy Minx said...

Oooh I like the idea of a pecan filling...was hoping to find a recipe around here...

Blair K. said...

Hi Mr. Anchovy,

They look delicious! The only family recipe I have that's remotely Canadian (Scotland by way of Ontario) is my father's family's take on shortbread. Hard as a rock, the way we like it :-)

Here's what I really want to find: a recipe for Scottish Fern Cakes! Any ideas?

BTW, thanks for the nice comment about my new book on the Let's Polka blog!

Blair Kilpatrick
"Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music"

mister anchovy said...

A friend suggested you check out this link for a good fern cake recipe.

Best success for your book!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... I haven't had butter tarts in years, but I can almost taste them looking at that photo.

I used to have an amazing recipe for them, but my recipe book went missing somewhere between Toronto and Salamanca.

Speaking of Canadians (weren't we?) have you ever seen Kevin's Woodshed? This post made me think of you and I thought you'd enjoy it.

The Mind Reels While Tom Waits

mister anchovy said...

Hey Az, I've never been to this Woodshed, but I'll head right on over. Thanks for the tip.