The Butter Tart Tour!


A few weeks ago in our local paper there was a map of the surrounding area with 26 (52 –  updated July 2016) bakeries who had entered a local butter tart competition. Check out the map here. As soon as I saw it, I knew I would have to go on the tour!  Each of the bakeries entered their butter tarts in a competition that was held at a local Flavour Festival.  There were winners in many categories as well as the best butter tart, BUT, who am I to trust them? I had to taste for myself! 😉

***New updated list and map – as of July 2016 52 stops** check it out here

** New updated list and map – as of September 2015** check it out here


***Link to updated list 2014 – here

Today was the day!  As part of my birthday present/experience my friend Jen (also my guest baker) took me on day 1 of the tour.  We decided the tour will take place over the remainder of the summer.  Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets and butter tarts but there is no way I could have 26 in one day!  To make it fair we decided to get one plain butter tart at each bakery, cut it in half and share it. Stay tuned over the summer for the results of the tour.  Each entry will have a photo of the bakery, photo of the tart and how WE rated it.   Let the tasting begin…..

Butter Tart Tour

Doo Doo’s  – Bailieboro

Kawartha Bakery – Lakefield

Nutshell Next Door – Lakefield

Country Mart – Bobcaygeon

Kawartha Coffee Company – Bobcaygeon

Betty’s Pies and Tarts – Port Hope

Burnham Family Farm Market – Cobourg

St. Anne’s Spa Bakery – Grafton

Kawartha Wholesale Bakery – Lindsay

Butter Tarts n’ More – Lindsay

Pantry Shelf – Lindsay

Argyle Farm Market – Woodville

Black Honey – Peterborough

Enticing cakes inc.  – Peterborough

Pastry Peddler – Millbrook

The Dutch Oven – Cobourg

Cravings Bakery and Market – Peterborough

Buns & Sweets – Bridgenorth

Iron Bridge Bakery – Youngs Point

Doohr’s Bakery – Campbellford

Electric City Bread Company – Peterborough

The Sweet Kitchen – Lindsay

South Pond Farm – Pontypool

The Whistle Stop Cafe – Peterborough

Two Dishes Cookshop – Peterborough – Take 2 – Two Dishes Cookshop

Find a list of all The Bakeries on the Tour as well as a map and the ability to make your own Butter Tart Tour itinerary, here



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