A mere 45 minutes from Parliament Hill, there two bakeries that are “must-stops” for the butter tart aficionado.
On the main street of Almonte, Baker Bob’s is a traditional bakery; when you walk through the door it is like stepping back in time. The wooden floor, the smells, the baker’s smile… AND THE BUTTER TARTS. (There is nothing quite like Bob’s tarts. Their insides are painfully sweet and verrrry running. It’s kinda like biting into sugary molten lava.)
The second bakery in Mississippi Mills is found on the main street of Pakenham. The Pakenham General Store has a wonderful air about it. The establishment is the oldest “continuously operating” general store in Canada.
It’s claim to fame is its sticky buns and its tarts. The ladies at the store bake everything fresh and produce a variety of tarts, including no-raisin, raisin, pecan — and maple tarts. These butter tarts have a more-solid inside so when you bite into one you are not licking the syrup off your chin.
(So, now you have two destinations for a wonderful countryside ride from the bustle of Ottawa.)
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