A Toronto Transformation

Little Luxuries – Portuguese Custard Tarts

Portuguese Custard Tarts

Whenever my parents visit me in Toronto, my dad will inevitably disappear at some point in the day, only to resurface with two things: a copy of his favourite boat magazine and a box of Portuguese Custard Tarts.

The rest of us smile tolerantly at the boat magazine and descend like locusts upon the tarts.

They’re the perfect combination of crunchy, flaky pastry and sweet, creamy custard. I love when the tops are a little browned and caramelized. While I’m not usually a coffee drinker, I will say, a tart and a cup of coffee. My favourites come from the Venezia Bakery on Ossington.

They’re my go-to whenever I’m asked to bring dessert and don’t have time to whip something up myself, and they always receive rave reviews.

And, just a hint, if you’re ever visiting my parents, a box of custard tarts will guarantee you a warm welcome.

Do you guys have a go-to host/hostess gift that never fails to put a smile on your hosts’ faces?


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