The best part of Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skateway, which is the world's largest skating rink. When all sections are open, it stretches 7.8 km (4.8 miles). The season seems short as the ice tends to last for four to six weeks, if we're lucky. And a skate on the canal for me always ends with a BeaverTail. Freshly made bread dough is dipped in hot oil and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The line ups are always long, but worth the wait for this bite of sweetness.
BeaverTail shacks have been around since 1978 and started in Ottawa. Now franchises can be found in other parts of Canada, Colorado and recently in Saudi Arabia!
I tried making BeaverTails at home, and although they are delicious, they can't measure up to the ones from the BeaverTail shack.
adapted from Link
1/2 cup warm water
5 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 pinch white sugar
1 cup milk, warmed
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour, or as needed
4 cups oil for frying
Cinnamon sugar (or toast dope)
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