The butter tart is a treat that just screams Canadian summer. The classic butter tart has a flaky pastry filled with a sticky sweet gooey inside that is either plain or filled with raisins. It is also a sure way to get a summer sugar rush. For Foodie Madness, I wanted to showcase the butter tart with a twist, making it double chocolate. This recipe swaps out some of the sweetness with a cocoa pastry and filling it with coconut sugar, maple syrup (of course), and good dark chocolate.
Canada is a melting pot of people and foodie delights. Depending on where you come from in the country, your sense of local cuisine is heavily influenced by your community and heritage. Take Toronto, it is known for its distinct neighbourhoods like Little India or Little Jamaica. This quilt of cultures means dim sum, paneer, or pirogies are no stranger to a Torontonian's dinner plate. As much as outside food inspires the everyday palette of Canadians, Canada does have its unique culinary contributions. Classic staples include poutine and tourtière for the savoury fans, or sweet delights like the Nanaimo bar, beaver tail, and of course the butter tart. Canadian food is full on comfort food, whether it is full of melted cheese or dripping with maple syrup; it is bound to make your taste buds say: "sorry, may I please have seconds!?"