Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Food for Thought—Butter Tarts

I don’t have a recipe for you today, but I hope you’ll join me for a virtual cup of coffee and a butter tart.

For me, butter tarts are the ultimate comfort food but I have to confess I’ve never actually made them. As a child, I remember watching my grandmother roll out pastry dough, cut it into circles and fit them into muffin tins. She would carefully trim the dough so it was level with the edge of the tin, then spoon in the filling and pop them in the oven.


There’s really no match for the ooey gooey goodness of a still-warm-from-the-oven butter tart.

I have made butter tart squares, which are a quick and easy version of the tart, although no match for the real thing. I looked for that recipe and couldn’t find it, but I might add that to this weekend’s to-do list.

Do you have a favorite comfort that satisfies your sweet tooth?

Until next time,


Gillian Layne said...

I really like cinnamon toast. And berries and sugar.

Lee McKenzie said...

Gillian, as soon as I read this, I was salilvating for fresh blackberries drizzled with a little cream. Oh, what the heck. I'll throw on a little sugar, too!

Rachel said...

I love buttertart bars – just as much as the butter tarts themselves!

Lee McKenzie said...

Rachel, I'm still searching for my butter bar recipe. Must find.