Kawartha - Northumberland Butter Tart Tour 2014 OCTA Award Finalist!FTC Disclaimer: Posts on Kawartha Lakes Mums contain affiliate and sponsored links which help us put food on our table while sharing great deals with our readers.This does not affect our opinions. Kawartha Northumberland Butter Tart Tour is a finalist in both The Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Awards. Wondering which Kawartha Lakes Butter Tarts are on the tour? Looking for tasty Butter Tart recipes? Looking for Butter Tart Trivia?
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Butter Tarts - Truly Canadian Treat
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Butter Tart Recipes
Always make your pastry when you're in a hurry - so you won't over handle it.
Basic Butter Tart Ingredients and Tools
Combining ingredients: I usually sift my flour and pinch of salt together using a pastry sifter. You can use a sieve and a spoon, but a flour sifter is a welcome tool in a baker's kitchen. To cut the butter into the flour, you can use two knives wedged between your fingers but a good pastry blender is much more efficient and makes pastry making much more enjoyable.
Here are some of my favourite Butter Tart Baking tools.
Best Butter Tart Filling PollButter Tart Filling:
Are you familiar with Quebec Sugar Pie? Butter Tart Filling is very similar. Butter Tart fillings usually include the following ingredients that a farm would have on hand:
- sugar, and
Butter Tart Additions: Did you know there is a great debate over whether a butter tart should have raisins or any additions? There is a great debate whether to add other ingredients to your butter tart filling - raisins or not? Coconut or not? What is your opinion? Take our Butter Tart Poll
Additions you might find in butter tarts include:
- chocolate chips,
Here is our growing pinterest board of butter tart recipes:
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Kawartha Lakes Offers Delicious Butter Tarts on The Butter Tart TourKawartha - Northumberland Butter Tart tour initially had two pre-requisites to be included in the Butter Tart Tour: You needed to bake the tarts on the premises, and have a place for people to sit and enjoy their butter tarts. Looking at the lists however, the "needing a place to sit and enjoy the tarts" bit seems to have been relaxed.
Where Are Kawartha Lakes Butter Tarts?Kawartha Northumberland Butter Tart tour website, part of the Perfect Weekends website for RTO8, has several Butter Tart Tour Routes. Which Butter Tart TourRoute holds delicious Kawartha Lakes Butter Tarts? You might think our Kawartha Lakes butter tarts would be in the "Tart Me Up in the Kawartha's Route" - Nope only Peterborough area tarts there!
So where do you find Kawartha Lakes butter tarts?
Check out the Link -"To Your Tarts Content - Sturgeon Lakes Route". One of our readers remarked -"Ewwww sounds like a fishing tour - not very appetizing!" We agree - the name definitely could use some rebranding.
Award - Winning Kawartha Lakes Butter Tarts Left Off Map??The "Official Route" for Kawartha Lakes Butter Tarts on the Butter Tart Tour website, only has nine of the fifteen butter tart designers from City of Kawartha Lakes, and they didn't even include the best better tart entry from City of Kawartha Lakes - South Pond Farm! South Pond Farm won second overall out of Northumberland, Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes for their delicious butter tarts. Due to this oversight, we created a Kawartha Lakes Butter Tart Tour with an interactive map that includes all the Kawartha Lakes Butter Tart Bakeries listed on the Butter Tart Tour site. The tour starts and ends at South Pond Farm Pontypool and has driving directions for the northbound leg and driving directions for the southbound leg. How many of these delicious stops can you make? We'd love to see your pictures!
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Kawartha Lakes Mums Butter Tart Bakery Tour includes:
Lindsay Butter Tart Bakers
- Kawartha Wholesale Bakery
- Pantry Shelf
- ShirLee’s Bakery
- Eganridge Inn & Spa
- Little Pie Shack
- Sweet Bottoms Coffee
- Bobcaygeon Bread Company (Seasonal)
Butter Tart Tour - 9 More Easy to Add Village BakeriesThe following Butter Tart Bakers are listed on the Butter Tart Tour Website as "9 More Easy to Add Bakeries." If they're easy to add why weren't they added? Seems odd to me. These are the easy to add bakeries listed on their site.:
- Pontypool South Pond Farms - Award-winning butter tarts
- Sebright Quaker Oaks Farm
- Little Britain Buttertarts ‘N More
- Argyle Argyle Farm Market (Seasonal)
- The Argyle General Store
- Woodville Zehr Farm Fresh Produce and Bakery (Seasonal)
- Kirkfield Kirkfield Restaurant
- Burnt River Harmony Farm
- Coboconk Coffee Junction
About the Ontario Tourism Culinary AwardsThe Northumberland - Kawartha Lakes Tourism Association is a finalist in the 2014 Ontario Culinary Awards for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award. [When we first looked at the website, it appeared they had won.] This award recognizes an Ontario organization or business that delivers an authentic consumer experience showcasing Ontario food and beverage. Nominations needed to clearly demonstrate innovation in showcasing authentic culinary experiences in their region/destination.When you check out the Butter Tart Tour website, you can see what an amazing job they did creating Butter Tart Tours of each separate area, and even an option for individuals to create their our Butter Tart Tour. The Butter Tart Tour Taste Off is getting bigger and better each year. In 2013, it was held in Peterborough, 2014 was Kawartha Lakes turn, so 2015 watch for the taste off to be held in Northumberland County.
Northumberland - Kawartha Lakes Tourism Association is also a finalist for the 2014 Ontario Culinary Awards for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award. This award recognizes an Ontario organization, collaborative group or community who has or is working on developing a destination through investment in culinary tourism.
Congratulations to the RTO8 tourism team on all the hard work that has gone into developing the Butter Tart Tour! We look forward to it becoming a must do tourism attraction for our area.
Butter Tarts - Your Turn!Do you have a favourite butter tart recipe?
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