People with a sweet tooth only understand the true importance of desserts. The country is known for its exquisite desserts, which date back to the days of the French and British settlers. Recipes have evolved
People with a sweet tooth only understand the true importance of desserts. The country is known for its exquisite desserts, which date back to the days of the French and British settlers. Recipes have evolved over time, and ingredients have been added, but the idea of some desserts remains the same. While others have dessert after a meal or for pleasure, sweet tooths take great pleasure in tasting and understanding different desserts across the planet.
If you are a person who respects and explores a variety of desserts, then Canada will be a heavenly trip for you. The country is known for its exquisite desserts, which date back to the days of the French and British settlers. Recipes have evolved over time, and ingredients have been added, but the idea of some desserts remains the same.
In fact, for some recipes, the procedure or ingredients have not changed at all! In most cafes and restaurants across Canada, you will find a wide range of baked/unbaked desserts to explore. Make sure you get your hands on the best ones! Different regions of Canada specialize in different desserts. An organized list of all those desserts that recognize Canadian culture and tradition is here. If you come across any of the desserts listed below, give them a try.
1. Butter Tarts
As you enter the east coast of Canada, all eyes will be on the butter tarts. From the well-known bakeries in town to the common store, every place smells like warm butter tarts, hot enough to melt you. Tarts are made of dough, usually sweetened with maple syrup, and are found on tables at every happy occasion across Canada.
Pie is a traditional Canadian food and has been around for ages, the recipe has been passed down to younger generations by their peers, and their peers have still received it from their predecessors. Pie is a common delicacy known and prepared in every household in Canada, almost every grandmother knows how to stir the pot and quickly prepare sweet butter tarts for her family.
2. Nanaimo Bar
The fun part about the Nanaimo Bar is that it’s a no-bake dessert and is considered one of Canada’s most iconic and spectacular desserts. The recipe and name of the dessert come from the town where it was invented- Nanaimo, British Columbia, located on the west coast of Canada. A thick layer of sweet custard is sandwiched between two thick layers of chocolate ganache. If you’re a fan of chocolate desserts, then this delicacy is a must-try for you. It’s a divine three-tiered treat for dessert lovers like butter tarts.
Even the Nanaimo bar started from grandma’s kitchen; later, with time and evolution, the dessert has transformed a bit. But the recipe and the way of making this dessert remain the same to this day. Nowadays, they even offer you different flavors for the bar. Flavors include peanut butter, mint, vanilla, red velvet, and mocha. The Nanaimo bar was invented in 1953, according to known records.
3. Blueberry Grunt
The only dessert that can get you out of your disgruntled mood is the Blueberry Grunt. You must be wondering why the name ‘Grunt’ was assigned to a dessert. It’s because the Atlantic regions of Canada produce tons of blueberries which, when slowly cooked, usually produce a grunt, and that’s how it got the name Blueberry Grunt. Early French settlers had a soft spot for blueberries and cooked these berries into sweet desserts.
One of their patented delicacies to serve on the table would be Blueberry Grunt. It is made with plain cookies or dough and is a summer dessert for many. The dessert is sometimes also served with sweetened cream to add to the sweetness of the regular blueberries prepared. Some restaurants and cafes in Canada also serve the delicacy with a scoop of vanilla cream or chocolate ice cream.
4. Flapper Pie
You can assume without a doubt that a Flapper Pie is the queen of all prairie dessert pies. It is usually made with a thick graham cracker crust covering the thick custard filling. The pie is usually topped with soft cream or meringue. This melt-in-your-mouth prairie pie was invented in Alberta and was considered the best pie that would come from the farm. This was because the ingredients of the pie were not seasonal and could be prepared and served at any time of the year.
People still doubt the name of the pie. Where did the name Flappers come from? Was it because it was so easy to make that it was just a flapper task for the bakers in the kitchen? No one is sure of the answer, but if you want to be sure of the deliciousness of the pie, then you should take a bite while you’re at it.
Looking for a dessert shop?
In my book, there is no better place to start the weekend than a bakery. Are you in Toronto? Are you craving something sweet or have a sweet tooth? Then look no further than Nord Lyon. They have a variety of French and Canadian pastries, and they have something for everyone out there.
The restaurant and bakery feature a wide range of handcrafted pastries, fresh bread baked daily on-site, and a vast selection of pizzas, pastas, and salads. They are one of the most famous French pastry shops and bakeries in Toronto, and we cannot help but recommend them. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a visit and satisfy all your french pastry cravings.