My kingdom for a butter tart, ok, two dozen butter tarts

My brother lives in Belleville, ON, and is lucky to live just a town away from a little bakery called Rachel’s where all they make are these absolutely scrumptious butter tarts. Now that I’m back in New York I find myself still thinking about those glorious little pastries (yeah, well, you know how exciting my Saturday night was) and I’m trying to find a bakery here in the city that sells them. So far, no luck. Anyone know of a place in New York that makes them? In return for a good lead I’d offer to name a character in the next book after you but that’s probably a bit extreme…I know, I’ll name a butter tart after you…right before I eat it…or maybe I’ll just say thanks.

    • admin

      You’ve. Never. Had. A. Butter tart?????????? How is that possible? They’re like little bites of bliss. Get thee to a bakery! And when you shop for butter tarts, the gooier the better πŸ™‚

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      • arcticghost

        It’s possible we called them different things, but I still don’t think I’ve had one and I do believe I’m missing something πŸ˜€

        Mmmmm, gooier sounds tasty πŸ™‚

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      • arcticghost

        Okay, I goggled, just cause … well, cause I had to see what they were and it says it’s a Canadian pastry, so I am missing out … thooooough it did say they are similar to Pecan Pie, of which I drool over and munch whenever I can … so now, yes, I am missing out πŸ˜€

        Want.

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  1. retrobabble

    Ummm…they’re pretty easy to make (as in, if you want a recipe, I’ve one or two, but you know how it is with butter tarts; everyone has their own recipe.) Hardest thing here is finding tart shell pan; had to finally buy a muffin tin.

    If not, try Graydon Carter’s Monkey Bar and see if you can’t get some to take away. Sorry it’s one of those trendy places, but apparently his mother (he was born in Ottawa) either makes them there or oversees or something. 60 East 54th Street.

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    • admin

      Ahhh, yes, this would involve me turning on the stove at some point, wouldn’t it? See, that’s where the problems start. I don’t think I’ve had it on since I set my oven mitts on fire…last year. I did confirm that my smoke detector is fully functional, so some good did come out of it.

      Hey, that’s a nice little walk from where I live. Thanks! I’ll check them out.

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    • stillnotbored

      So butter tarts are one of those Canadian secrets you never told me about, Kelly?

      You were supposed to share the good stuff. You promised. ::sniff:: I left you beer in the fridge and everything…oh wait.

      Never mind. Just explain butter tarts.

      Or I could google…and stop being a dork in Chris’ comments.

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      • retrobabble

        Chris, ahh. That makes sense. If you’re going to cook oven mitts, I suppose butter tarts might be a bit more feisty. πŸ™‚ Glad that place is close by – I’d be curious to know if they’re a good find.

        Jaime, it’s one of those things I assumed with all the Canuckistanis around you, you would just…absorb. How was I to know you haven’t tasted the greatest dessert on Earth? *grin*

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  2. lanyn

    You talk about delicious-sounding butter tarts when I can’t eat wheat anymore! Not fair! I also don’t know what one is, but it sure sounds tasty the way you describe it. Good-luck tracking down some!

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