25 Butter tarts were entered but there can only be one winner in the Mill Market first anniversary Butter tart competition held Saturday.
Five judges tasted every one of the entries from home bakers and local bakeries.
Katie Boston took home the grand ribbon with her Maple Whiskey walnut butter tart. “I had my own traditional butter tart recipe and everyone told me to enter this competition, the requirements had something with a twist, so I thought what’s more Canadian than maple”
Boston used Canadian maple syrup from Gilbertson’s on St. Joseph Island. The maple whiskey from Quebec and the walnuts thrown in for a crunch. Boston has been cooking and baking for a while after attending the Culinary School of Vancouver .
“I’m nervous, it’s great I’m very happy” Boston said of her win. Boston does the bulk of her baking through the kitchen at Uncle Gino’s restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie owned by her family.
Marilyn Cypress and Cheryl Hayden and Valleyfield Farm won honourable mention for their tart entries.
Mill Market meanwhile continues to expand and draws thousands each week that offers locally grown produce and meat and other items.