Beaver Tail Recipe

A good beaver tail! This Canadian pastry is made of fried dough and is named after the dough is stretched to give it the appearance of a beavertail.

This delicious dessert has been around since 1978, it was created by a restaurant chain called BeaverTails Canada Inc. in Ontario.

Enough historical facts, let’s get down to business, the recipe!


  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1. vanilla extract tea
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups of flour
  • Sufficient vegetable oil for frying
  • A mixture of ground cinnamon and sugar for the garnish
  • Nutella, bananas, caramel, etc. All the toppings you want!


  1. Mix the brown sugar in the warm milk, then sprinkle the yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes, until it foams.
  2. Pour the milk and yeast mixture into the mixer bowl and beat with the dough hook for a few seconds.
  3. Add the flour and mix for 5 minutes, the dough should be soft.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 hour.
  5. Cut the dough so that each piece weighs between 2 and 3 ounces (between 57 and 85 grams).
  6. Roll the dough into balls and then roll it out into an oval shape.
  7. Heat a pot of oil to 375°F and add pasta (not too much at a time).
  8. Fry until the dough is a beautiful golden brown. Turn and fry on the other side.
  9. Place beaver tails on paper towels and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture while hot.
  10. You can also spread caramel or Nutella.
  11. A delicacy from home!

Note: If you don’t have an electric mixer on a stand, you can do all these steps while kneading by hand!

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