Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baked Goods

Our house was overloaded with desserts last Sunday. It was pretty funny how everything unfolded.

Frank’s Catering & Baked Goods was still open when we had an early dinner at the New Hong Shing last Saturday. We usually have a later dinner, so Frank’s was always closed. I’ve always wanted to see how good “Frank’s Famous Tarts” were, so when I had the chance I picked some up.

Pecan and Butter
I chose butter tarts, pecan tarts and some with raisins.

Pecan Tart Cross
On Sunday, we warmed up a few tarts in the toaster oven. The tops had a crisp layer that reminded me of crème brûlée. Despite the heavy pastry shell, the warm filling was perfect when enjoyed with a cup of coffee. As if on cue, Mom shared her comments after two bites. She claimed that she could make a lighter pastry and a more flavourful and rich filling. I don’t know why she wanted to change the filling, because that was my favourite part about the tarts.

At $7 for half a dozen, I would definitely get these again. I think these tarts are well liked because they aren't cloyingly sweet. Frank's Catering & Baked Goods also make sandwiches, pasta, and sweet and savoury pies that you can take home to bake.

Pecan Tart
This is a very boring shot of a pecan tart, but I thought I’d put it up because Mom actually helped me with lighting these shots. Funny, eh? She used to frown upon Lucy and I taking pictures of food, but now she actually asks us if we want to take pictures before everyone starts to eat.

See? She used a white board as a reflector. Hahaa! It was fun having her as my assistant, even if it was just for two minutes.

Sankhya Lapov
Earlier in the morning, Grandpa and Grandma brought over a buttercup squash because Grandpa was craving sankhya lapov. And since Mom loves to bake in the morning, she quickly made it for them.

Banana Cake
We also had bananas that were over ripened, so Mom whipped up two loaves of banana bread made with whole wheat. I was skeptical of how it would turn out, but I was proved wrong. I was worried about the moistness because Mom and Dad tend to forget to have more liquid when using whole wheat.

Banana Cake Slice
Grandpa and Grandma each wanted a small piece instead of the large pieces our family tends to enjoy.

Apple Pie
My aunt, uncle and M came over to enjoy our baked goods and brought over homemade apple pie (even the filling was made from scratch). I didn’t have any pie, but I’m sure it was good.

I think I filled up on desserts for brunch that day. Everything was devoured in a flash! We finished everything before the week ended. Crazy, huh?


Frank's Catering & Baked Goods
283 Greenbank Rd.
Ottawa, ON
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  1. Whoa! That is a lot of sweets. Haha. Never tried the Frank's tarts...thanks for the tip!

  2. It was too much! Everything wasn't too sweet though, but that just meant that it was easier to eat more. =]


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