Went to the Pickering Butter Tart Festival on Saturday. There must have been a dozen butter tart vendors, along with other arts and crafts vendors there. It got to the point of being overwhelmed by butter tarts and having to try and make a decision.
I ended up buying half a dozen butter tarts, half a dozen fern tarts and a package of shortbread crack😕 The confused face was about the shortbread crack, I'll get more into that later.
Below is a photo.
Top left: Fern Tart, Top right: Creme Brulee Butter Tart
Middle row: Plain Butter Tarts
Bottom Left: Skor Butter Tart, Bottom Right: Pecan Butter Tart
We purchased the butter tarts from Annina's Bakeshop who are from Goodwood, Ontario. They are super good and the pastry is delicious, which to my mind is as important as the butter tart filling.
We purchased the Fern Tarts from Our Little Bakery Inc, who are located in Ajax, Ontario. Now the Fern Tarts are sort of like Bakewell Tarts with coconut and in this case walnuts in the batter. Here is a link to one recipe. We are more used to Bakewell Tarts in our house, but they were very nice.
Now for the Shortbread Crack I had never heard of it, and actually thought I had misheard what the guy called it. It tasted a bit like fudge too me, and is addictive! Here is a link to the company's Facebook page. From what I could gather it's a shortbread version of crack that is usually made with Saltine Crackers, like this recipe.
There was a lady doing face painting and making balloon animals. She was really good and did a beautiful job on Nora's face:
Overall it was a great morning out. I did shovel snow from the driveway when we got home to try and work off some of the goodies!!!