Monday, April 23, 2012

Beaver Tails

Welcome friends for tea this week; brew yourself something to sip and join my hosts and their guests.
My friends to the south in the US might be known for good old apple pie but here in Canada we have beaver tails.  Yes, a fried dough pastry shaped like the tail of one of these long toothed furry critters.
Beaver tails come with all sorts of toppings but the one I have to share with you is the classic sugar and cinnamon.
I had this a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting the northern town of Collingwood at the Blue Mountain Resort.  It was delicious!  The next day I had one called 'Avalanche' that has cream cheese icing spread on it, drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with skor bits.  Because they take 2 hands to eat, I unfortunately couldn't manage a cup of tea with it.  
We all like to repurpose things and I found this idea with the old bicycles captivating.  My granddaughters thought it was tacky but you decide for yourself since beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Entrance to a neighbourhood in Collingwood

24 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

The snack looks wonderful. Not sure about the bikes. :) Think I'm with your granddaughters on this one.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Funny, being so close to the Canadian border I never heard of Beaver Tails. We do have something similar, Elephant ears, usually found at fairs. Those are very good!! Thats alot of bikes!
Wishing you a good week,
Nancy

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

ok, THAT beaver tail looks scrumptious! I would have never thought I would have ever said that, ever....to funny. Hope you have a great week!

Beth said...

Hi Judith, I had never heard of beaver tails, but they surely do look good. That would be great with either a cup of tea or a cup of coffee. I enjoyed seeing the bicycles too. Have a good week!
Beth

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Judith, that beaver tail looks so good. I didn't know about them or would have tried one on trip to Vancouver. Our kids don't seem to have the same 'eye' as we do, do they. I think the bike idea is charming..Happy Monday..Judy

Antiques And Teacups said...

We LOVE beaver tails...a favorite when in Canada! Haven't had an avalanche though....I think the bikes are fun, but I guess that's a generation thing??? Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I think the cup of tea was a given!!
Ruth

podso said...

I disagree with your granddaughter--the bikes look really cool. But I guess we like things that remind us of our childhoods. (what will remind them of theirs? ipads or iphones?) And I've never heard of beaver tails, but they sort of remind me of "elephant ears"--do you know those?

Martha said...

I'd eat one of those right now! And I love the name!

kitty said...

Hi Judith, I never heard of beaver tails, either, but I sure would like to try one! It looks delicious!!

Zinnia said...

Fun to read about a local bakery. In northern Sweden, where I live, there is something similar and they are called pigs .. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

A Garden of Threads said...

Beaver tails can be a meal all by themselves, yum yum. It is snowing now, but there is not much staying, which I am glad about. Take care and stay warm, Jen.

Snap said...

Beaver tails sure sound and look good to me! The bicycles made me smile! Happy Tea Day!

Texas Tea Party said...

The beaver tails are very delicious to view and I can imagine taking a bite. The favorite foods of Texas are usually fried at the Texas State Fair and it seems they keep inventing more possibilities. Thanks for the beaver tails photos and hope to try them when we visit Canada again. Pam

Celia M. said...

OMYGOSH Judith!!! Beaver Tails ... YUM YUM!!! I need to indulge in one .. .. can you believe I had forgotten about this delicious treat ... I had my first beaver tail in Ottawa so many moons ago...

Wishing you a snow-less day (I hope) It is melting fast here...xo C. (HHL)

Johanna said...

Hi Judith,
those beaver tails looks yummy and I smell the cinnamon in the sugar. I wonder about the Bicycles. May be their riders are all in the house for tea time. The bikes looks too good to be just for fun there. Here a lot of people decorate the garden with rusty bikes and plant flowers in the bikes carriers.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Judith,
Would you believe I have never had a Beaver Tail? It sure looks yummy!
I'm a bit late making my visits but I'm slowly making my way from blog to blog. Thank you for joining me for tea. I hope the weather is warming up for you. We've had very mild temps the past couple of days. Love it!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sonia said...

How fun are all those bicycles...guess one way of using old bikes. I have seen them in gardens with wicker baskets hanging on the handle bars with lots of pretty flowers in them. Love the Canada "apple pie" sounds and looks delicious!
Miss Bloomers

Debra Howard said...

I think I would love beaver tails. You have my mouth watering now and no beaver tail to eat...waaaaaaa. I also think the bikes are a great way to add garden art. Very nice color too.
Debbie

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
Your visit to Collingwood at Blue Mountain Resort sounds fabulous. And your beaver tail looks absolutely delicious and I adore all the blue bikes standing at the entrance to a neighborhood in Collingwood. I love the idea of the bicycle and a basket full of flowers. I have seen it in pinterest. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Lisa

My Little Home and Garden said...

I always associate beaver tails with skaters on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. They have the advantage of working off the sweetness right away!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Beaver tails sound wonderful!

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Nezzy said...

Oh darlin'...beaver tails look marvelous!!! I don't think Dr. Whitecoat would approve but would ya pinch off a bit and toss it my way??? Please!!!

Tacky...not in your life. I think the bikes are quite charmin'!!! 'Just sayin'.......

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic weekend!!! :o)

Zuzu said...

How fun! I've never heard of beaver tails before - well, other than the ones attached to beavers. They look absolutely wonderful!
:)
Hope you have a lovely weekend, Judith!
Hugs,
Zuzu

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