Beaver tails

A close up of a beavertail

Beaver Tail!

I Speak Canadian is a new occasional feature. We will introduce words and phrases often used by Canadians.

A beaver tail is the name
of a Canadian pastry.
It was first introduced in Ottawa.

It is a flat, flaky, fried pastry.
The dough is stretched
into the shape of a beaver tail.
Then, it is deep-fried.

Toppings are added,
such as maple syrup, powdered sugar
and cinnamon, or fruit.

Beaver tails are a very popular treat to eat at a summer fair.
You can make beaver tails at home!
Follow this recipe.

Submitted by Tamara Lee • Photo: WordRidden / CC BY 2.0, Flickr