Little Current woman wins district butter tart competition

Sally White of Little Current’s first place district winning butter tarts that will be moving on to the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies provincial competition in February 2018.

Moves on to provincials in February

BRUCE MINES—Sally White’s butter tarts have been named best in the district.

Ms. White explained that the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) pick an item for the baking competition each year, changing it this year from whole wheat bread to butter tarts.

“I won the butter tart competition at the Providence Bay Fair this past summer which allowed me to enter the district competition in Bruce Mines this past weekend where I placed first,” the Little Current resident shared. “Now my butter tarts will move on to the provincial competition at the Ontario Fairs (OAAS) Board meeting (convention) at the Royal York in February in 2018 (February 15 to 17).”

Ms. White was the long-time home economics teacher at Manitoulin Secondary School and has been entering baking in the Providence Bay Fair since 1971. This summer she had 75 entries at the fair.

“A good butter tart has tender but flakey pastry,” said Ms. White. “The filling is moist but not too gooey.”

“I think I have perfected my recipe over the years,” Ms. White said of her success. “People seem to enjoy them.”

Ms. White has won the provincial OAAS baking competition in the past for whole wheat bread.

When asked if she’d tried Mike Dubreuil’s butter tarts yet, the famed tarts that fetched a large amount during a Manor fundraiser, she laughed and said ‘not yet,’ though she’s heard of them and would be interested in swapping pastries.