by Chris Hamilton on 11/06/08 at 2:46 am
Canadian residents have a massive sweet tooth and have come up with some of the most famous desserts known. This article contains mostly Canadian desserts but also popular desserts.
Almost everyone loves sweets or desserts of some kind and Canadians are no different. Although not all these desserts you will read about are necessarily made in Canada most are still Canadian favorites from coast to coast. So if you love desserts and are interested in what desserts came from Canada or are popular here then please feel free to read on.
1. British Columbia’s Nanaimo Bar
For those of you who don’t know what this is this it might be one of Canada’s most famous dessert/sweet creations called the Nanaimo bar!
The dessert was created and surfaced in Nanaimo British Columbia in the early fifties when a house wife submitted her recipe for the bars in a recipe contest. She won and the dessert ended up gathering substantial publicity.
The dessert can be made many different ways but the original recipe consist of a bottom layer of chocolate and (sometimes) nuts like a brownie then a layer of light custard then topped with the final layer of chocolate. Once the treat is completely cold it’s ready to eat.
This dessert is huge all across Canada and can be found in just about any restaurant or coffee shop around here. I warn you its very sweet but delicious.
2. Northern Ontario Canadian Butter Tart
This is a traditional Canadian butter tart. Many people claim this form of pecan butter tart originated in Canada around 1915 and has been a Canadian favorite ever since.
This incredible tasting little tart basically is made with a type of pie crust filled with a filling that contains eggs, light muscovite sugar, vanilla extract, butter, single cream and either pecans or walnuts all mixed together and baked.
Weather or not it originated here the one thing I do know is the majority of Canadians love butter tarts.
3. Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff Steamed Pudding
Now steamed pudding is not anything new by any means but when the Newfoundlanders got a hold of it they put a spin on the recipe by adding raisins and other ingredients. Somewhere along the way the dish ended up getting the name Figgy Pudding after the raisins where added.
This is one of Newfoundland’s most popular and traditional desserts. Basically there are many ways to make this steamed pudding and there are many different names for it but the Newfoundlanders recipes and the way it’s cooked are unique. Some articles I read claim the pudding contents are steamed in a bag in the traditional way it was first made.