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(Toronto Star)   Canada rediscovering its love affair with butter tarts, which for you Americans, is like a combination of apple pie and deep-fried stuff on a stick at a state fair times a brazillion. "It's about as Canadian as you can get"   (thestar.com) divider line 59
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2014-06-26 09:10:27 AM
I like the ones with raisins.
 
2014-06-26 09:50:49 AM
 
2014-06-26 10:54:13 AM
Canadians aren't Americans now?


/about time!
 
2014-06-26 12:32:51 PM
That looks way too healthy,  needs more sugar and butter.  And snickers,
 
2014-06-26 12:33:06 PM
I thought poutine was as Canadian as food could get.
 
2014-06-26 12:33:53 PM
I didn't know they needed to be re-discovered.
 
2014-06-26 12:36:33 PM
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2014-06-26 12:36:36 PM
Not to be confused with the British ButHerFace Tart.
 
2014-06-26 12:37:05 PM
FYI, eh?

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2014-06-26 12:37:16 PM
Butter tarts are one of those things I didn't realize were Canadian until relatives from the States visited and started gushing about how much they craved them and missed them since their last visit.
 
2014-06-26 12:40:02 PM
The best butter tarts in the world are from Harbord Bakery, at Habord and Spadina in Toronto. Really flaky pastry and the filling is not too firm and not too runny. And no raisins! Mmmmm ... I think I'll have to go get some!
 
2014-06-26 12:41:03 PM
Wait, are butter tarts not a thing in the US?  I'm Canadian and I didn't even realize there's "nothing Canadian-er" than a butter cart.  I too thought that was pretty much poutine's title.  And maybe bagged milk.  (Though seriously guys, we do cartons, too.  Fark bags.  They always sag over the lip of the container when you open a new one and start pouring, and then you get milk everywhere.)
 
2014-06-26 12:42:08 PM
Have you ever put butter on a PopTart?  It's so friggin' good!!

//Thank you, Family Guy.
 
2014-06-26 12:43:09 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: The best butter tarts in the world are from Harbord Bakery, at Habord and Spadina in Toronto. Really flaky pastry and the filling is not too firm and not too runny. And no raisins! Mmmmm ... I think I'll have to go get some!


Great, now I'm going to have to try and get my ass over there to try them.  I don't mind raisins in butter tarts (as long as it's a good butter tart) but they don't sit quite right with me for some reason.  They just feel kinda weird in that context.  I'd love to try one without.
 
2014-06-26 12:46:37 PM
Well, it's no Butter Pie
Butter Pie?
Butter wouldn't melt, so I put it in the pie.
Hands across the water. (Water)
Heads across the sky.
Hands across the water. (Water)
Heads across the sky.

/Time for me to live a little
/Be a gypsy
/Get around
 
2014-06-26 12:47:24 PM
"like a combination of apple pie and deep-fried stuff on a stick"

They're tarts mad with pecan pie filling without any pecans. Some sick little monkeys put raisins in them but these people should be hunted to extinction.

/Obviously I don't really feel raisin eaters should be harmed. But I really hate raisins in cooking. They're great on their own or added to a cold dish.
 
2014-06-26 12:47:45 PM
To me a butter tart without raisins is like an apple pie without apples.
 
2014-06-26 12:49:37 PM
Not true.

This is about as much Canadian as you can get...

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...into a very small halter.
 
2014-06-26 12:56:07 PM

Psychopusher: Wait, are butter tarts not a thing in the US?  I'm Canadian and I didn't even realize there's "nothing Canadian-er" than a butter cart.  I too thought that was pretty much poutine's title.  And maybe bagged milk.  (Though seriously guys, we do cartons, too.  Fark bags.  They always sag over the lip of the container when you open a new one and start pouring, and then you get milk everywhere.)


ya, this.

/cart?
 
2014-06-26 12:57:26 PM
I didn't realize these were a Canadian thing. My southern friends are missing out on an awesome pastry. This and Nanaimo bars rule!
 
2014-06-26 01:04:31 PM
Currents or raisins, that is the only meaningful discussion regarding butter tarts.
 
2014-06-26 01:09:20 PM
Didn't realize Nanaimo bars were Canadian as well. (Well i realized the name was but thought they would have something similar in the states named  patriot bars or something)
 
2014-06-26 01:10:22 PM

Psychopusher: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: The best butter tarts in the world are from Harbord Bakery, at Habord and Spadina in Toronto. Really flaky pastry and the filling is not too firm and not too runny. And no raisins! Mmmmm ... I think I'll have to go get some!

Great, now I'm going to have to try and get my ass over there to try them.  I don't mind raisins in butter tarts (as long as it's a good butter tart) but they don't sit quite right with me for some reason.  They just feel kinda weird in that context.  I'd love to try one without.


You really need to do that!
 
2014-06-26 01:11:47 PM
They're great for someone who's looking "kind of, uh, down?"
 
2014-06-26 01:12:59 PM
Rediscover? I've always been in love with butter tarts.

Time to call mom for a batch.
 
2014-06-26 01:22:52 PM
I had absolutely no idea that these were a Canadian thing either.  I thought everyone knew about and loved butter tarts.  I just love me some butter tarts, mm mmm.  Now I've got a hankering for them too.  I'd never turn my nose up at one even if it had raisins although I much prefer them without, but pecans! what kind of degenerate thought that was a good idea?

/ hello fellow igloo dwellers
 
2014-06-26 01:23:35 PM

Shazam999: I didn't know they needed to be re-discovered.


This --

Butter tarts are awesome and always have been - with raisins or without. Its one of the few things i dont mind having rasins in (better without though) 

Also Nanimo bars are godly good. Homemade taste so much better too... You can get these easy boxes of the stuff to make them, you just add crap loads of butter to the packets inside and layer them (adding a bit of extra melted chocolate on top...) Give me a pan of those and some butter tarts and a big bag of milk and i will just sit there getting fat.
 
2014-06-26 01:24:07 PM
As good as these sound, they probably won't replace my favorite Canadian discovery.

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2014-06-26 01:30:29 PM
I smear butter tarts all over myself while masturb........well, that's really none of your business.


The best thing about Nanaimo bar is the sense of euphoria you get when the insane-amount-of-sugar convulsions cease and your eyes roll back into the front of your head. It's almost worth the twitching and shakes you get as you jones heavily for more sugar.
 
2014-06-26 01:31:54 PM
FTA:OK, there's some debate over whether they sprang into being naturally or evolved from maple syrup/maple sugar tarts in Quebec or pecan pies in the United States.

So they are mini pecan pies without the pecans, i.e. just the filling?  I grew up on pecan pies as my parents are Texans.
 
2014-06-26 01:32:39 PM
I love butter tarts and am a proud Canadian and all but...

...They're just pecan pie minus the pecans (or with the pecans). Let's keep it real.
 
2014-06-26 01:35:01 PM
I have heard from some of my Amerikanski friends that there is a type of pie down south of the 49th there called a "Chess Pie" that is, according to them, "like a butter tart, but better."

Anyone willing to comment on that?

(for the record, I can't stand butter tarts, but they haven't kicked me out of Soviet Canuckistan yet)
 
2014-06-26 01:43:18 PM
I heard Marc likes these.  I haven't talked to him lately, but he seems pretty, uh, down.

/I know, it's up for me
 
2014-06-26 01:48:41 PM

Greylight: Currents or raisins, that is the only meaningful discussion regarding butter tarts.



Like others, I didn't know this was "just ours".

Currants?  That would rock!
 
2014-06-26 01:56:22 PM

Hebjamn: As good as these sound, they probably won't replace my favorite Canadian discovery.

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They're called "Tylenol #1"'s.  You can get them behind the counter at any Shoppers Drug Mart.  And they put the caffeine in there because people figured out you could just dissolve the pills in water, and the aspirin/tylenol would settle as goop at the bottom, while the codeine would be completely dissolved in the water, so they'd just make a 400mg codeine extract out of OTC drugs.  Nowadays, if you wanna do that, you've gotta have one hell of a caffeine tolerance.
 
2014-06-26 01:58:34 PM
Loves me some butter tarts.

Also, didn't realise they needed to be rediscovered.
 
2014-06-26 02:03:38 PM

Igloo: I have heard from some of my Amerikanski friends that there is a type of pie down south of the 49th there called a "Chess Pie" that is, according to them, "like a butter tart, but better."

Anyone willing to comment on that?

(for the record, I can't stand butter tarts, but they haven't kicked me out of Soviet Canuckistan yet)


Yeah, sounds/look like Chess Pie. Those are relatively common in parts of Kentucky, and I've heard about it elsewhere. Also see: Buttermilk Pie
 
2014-06-26 02:04:08 PM

CruJones: That looks way too healthy,  needs more sugar and butter.  And snickers,


tell 'em to add candied bacon. then they'll have my attention.
 
2014-06-26 02:04:48 PM

Igloo: I have heard from some of my Amerikanski friends that there is a type of pie down south of the 49th there called a "Chess Pie" that is, according to them, "like a butter tart, but better."

Anyone willing to comment on that?

(for the record, I can't stand butter tarts, but they haven't kicked me out of Soviet Canuckistan yet)


I think I have also heard it called "Crack Pie".
 
2014-06-26 02:07:02 PM
Made me flash back to Len - Steal My Sunshine
http://youtu.be/E1fzJ_AYajA
 
2014-06-26 02:35:36 PM

Psychopusher: Fark bags.  They always sag over the lip of the container when you open a new one and start pouring, and then you get milk everywhere.)


Yeah, that used to happen to me too, when I was 5.
 
2014-06-26 02:38:21 PM
I'm indulging in my selfdefeat

I missed a million miles of fun
 
2014-06-26 02:42:10 PM
Huh, I didn't know they were Canadian.

I love them -- but I haven't had one in ages.  So many calories...
 
2014-06-26 02:47:21 PM

grokca: Psychopusher: Fark bags.  They always sag over the lip of the container when you open a new one and start pouring, and then you get milk everywhere.)

Yeah, that used to happen to me too, when I was 5.


I miss the bagged milk. We don't have that here in BC.
 
2014-06-26 02:49:15 PM
pecan pies without the pecans

/pe-cahn or pe-cann?
 
2014-06-26 02:56:10 PM
Now I want to try pecan pie.
 
2014-06-26 03:00:13 PM

Czechzican: grokca: Psychopusher: Fark bags.  They always sag over the lip of the container when you open a new one and start pouring, and then you get milk everywhere.)

Yeah, that used to happen to me too, when I was 5.

I miss the bagged milk. We don't have that here in BC.


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"Can't have cereal without a whole lotta milkaaaaaa..."
 
2014-06-26 03:06:35 PM
You had me at deep fried

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2014-06-26 03:39:11 PM
I didn't know how widespread they were in Canada.  They've always just been "Manitoulin Butter Tarts".  BTW, currants, not raisins.
 
2014-06-26 03:41:11 PM

George_Spelvin: Greylight: Currents or raisins, that is the only meaningful discussion regarding butter tarts.


Like others, I didn't know this was "just ours".

Currants?  That would rock!


Currants because raisins are too big. They take up too much space in the tart.
 
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