If the idea of silky smooth and luxurious confectionery is one that gets your tastebuds in the mood for a treat, then you might want to investigate the delights of a gooey and indulgent butter tart. This tart is one of the most famous Canadian culinary exports – and for good reason. The ingredients are simple: pie crust, egg, sugar, butter (of course), vanilla and syrup – and the result of combining these ingredients is layer after layer of sheer delight.
So just why and how did this tart capture the imaginations (and tastebuds) of confectionery lovers across the globe?
The history of the butter tart is as rich as the dish itself. During the decade between 1663 and 1673, French King Louis XIV consigned 770 women to help with the colonisation of what was to become Canada. Their ‘duties’ would be more than the creation of an iconic dish. They did, after all, travel complete with dowries. Happily, these pioneering women set aside at least some time to develop this iconic Canadian dish, using readily available ingredients.
The butter tart is today a part of Canadian life. Those visiting Ontario can take a self-guided ‘Butter Tart Tour’ which includes 50 bakeries. For those who really want to explore the wonders of this pastry, the annual ‘Annual Butter Tart Taste‐Off’ should be on their culinary bucket list.
How butter tarts are made
The butter tart is sweet, decadent and rich – and although making it is often a labour of love for Canadians, anyone can exercise their culinary muscles when it comes to producing this crowd-pleasing confectionary. But it’s far easier to order out.
For an extra layer of indulgence, adding a dollop of whipped cream to top off this perfect golden creation. These tarts are a delight at afternoon teas or any gathering of friends and family.
It’s possible to enjoy these fabulous treats anywhere in the world and Singapore is no exception.
In Singapore, those who want to enjoy the delights that a butter tart can bring to the table should head to the Tai Cheong Bakery.
Butter tarts are the ultimate indulgence. Make sure that you have some on hand by making them yourself, or for an even easier (and delicious) option, check out Foodpanda for wonderful delicious delivery options. Everyone deserves a treat – these tarts are that perfect solution that provides a touch of sweetness to every occasion. Indulge today. Try out 8 Tarts and Pastries in Vivo City for a decadent tart experience.