A princess cake for Princess Violet’s 4th Birthday!
Stop #25 on the Butter Tart Tour was at Two Dishes Cookshop in Peterborough. I did not make it into the Restaurant, I got the tarts from the Butter Tart Taste off. I have heard great things about the Two Dishes Cookshop. Several of my friends have eaten there and loved it!
First Impressions – big, thick crust, filling was quite dark
– crust was hard, more cookie like than a curst
– filling was quite dark, a little strong, kind of a burnt taste
Not a fan of this tart.
*not to say others would not like it, just not what I am looking for in a butter tart
Stop #24 on the Butter Tart Tour was at The Whistle Stop Cafe in Peterborough. I was not at the Whistle Stop Cafe, I got their tarts from the Butter Tart Taste Off. I don’t know why I have not made it into The Whistle Stop, I pass by it several times a week. They are better known for having over 100 different kinds of poutine.
First Impressions – very big, looked kind of hard/tough
– crust was very tender, almost shortbread like nice flavour
– filling was very runny, sweet and seemed to taste of caramel
This was a good tart. It was much better than it looked upon first impressions. I also picked up one of their raisin butter tarts, which I have not had yet. When I get into Whistle Stop for some poutine, I will definitely have a tart for dessert.
First Impressions – crust looked amazingly flaky, looked like it was a little empty
– crust was awful, so thick, tough and raw
– very strong cinnamon/spice flavour
– very little filling
This seemed more like an attempt at Baklava then a butter tart
* Not to say others would not like this tart, but not what I am looking for in a butter tart
Stop #22 on the Butter Tart Tour was at The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay. This time I did not make the trip to Lindsay, I was able to get the tarts at the Butter Tart Taste Off! I had never heard of The Sweet Kitchen before.
First Impressions – Nice size, looked like a nice runny filling, looks delicious
– crust was nice and tender
– filling was firm
– tasted like corn syrup
– quite sweet
This tart was pretty good. I was not a huge fan of the filling, it was a little more firm then I like.
Having said that, these were my Mom’s favourite at the Taste Off, and who she voted for.