Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Baking

I did some baking yesterday. Not a lot. I don't do much anymore, just enough to give my son a taste and to take a plate to the widow who lives next door. One of our favourites are Mud Pies. A brownie like treat with pecans and chocolate icing. Not overly sweet but rich because there is a ½ cup of butter in the cakey part and another ½ cup in the icing. These are delicious in a bowl of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce drizzled over top. A wonderful treat on a hot summer day.

And then I baked butter tarts. Did you know that butter tarts are unique to Canada? They became popular in the early 1900's. Butter tarts are similar to the American pecan pie and the British treacle tart. Butter tarts started life with raisins but have since become popular with walnuts, pecans or currents baked in them. The best butter tarts have a runny filling. The kind that drips down your chin when you bite into them. Delicious! Messy but delicious.

Don't these look yummy? Yes, but unfortunately this isn't mine. This is the picture on the recipe card.

These are the ones I baked. It looks like some disappeared overnight!

1 comment:

  1. LOOKS yummy. Do you share the recipe for mudpies. I'm a chocolate lover.


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