Food is great! Whistler has some great eateries, or if you still have some strength left for cooking after an exhausting days of activities, you will not be disappointed with a choice of fresh food finds at the local grocery stores situated in and around the Village. Those with a sweet tooth should try some local specialties. Let's say that "Beaver tail" is one of the favourites for all the ages.
Picking fresh berries is easy all around the Whistler area.
Extremely hard 14 km hike (7 up, 7 down) to Wedgemount Lake, worth every step! Scenery is like from a science fiction movie, legs start to freeze after five seconds in the lake.
Cabin at Wedgemount open for everyone to rest.
Going back down is as tricky as it looks!
There was still ice on a Rainbow Lake
Glacier over Joffre Lake got that unrealistic bluish colour
Back in Whistler, everyone get energy back with famous Canadian "churros" : "Beaver Tail" . It's fried (of course) dough, but unlike churros it can have some additional flavors. Use your imagination here, but let's say that the most popular are chocolate and apple cinnamon. Obama had to take one box home after visiting Ottawa last year.
Beaver Tale Recipe:
For 3 dozen
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 5 - 8 cups flour
- canola oil
- white sugar and ground cinnamon
- see also: Chef's note
- Dissolve 1 tablespoon sugar and the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside until foamy.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oil, 2-1/3 cups water, salt, and 4 tablespoons sugar. Add the yeast mixture, and gradually mix in flour to form a smooth supple dough that no longer sticks to your fingers.
- Place the dough in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp tea towel, and place in a warm place, such as a warm turned-off oven, to rise for 1-1/2 hours.
- Form the dough into balls about the size of eggs, then roll flat to make ovals (beaver-tail shaped) about 1/4 inch thick. Cover with a cloth and continue with the remaining dough.
- Heat the oil to 385° F (195° C) in a deep fryer, pot, or electric frying pan, checking the temperature with a candy thermometer. If you prefer the beaver tails slightly softer, you can decrease the temperature to 350° F / 180° C.
- Fry the beaver tails one at a time, until light brown on both sides. Place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with white sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
This is recipe from http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/
Homemade got almost same reaction as the original !