Growing up and only being knee high to the bakery display at Zippy's, I only knew haupia cake to also be topped with my favorite coconut pudding.Haupia (how-pee-ah), is a thick coconut pudding that is usually served as squares at the end of a luau buffet line, a perfect little sweet coconut bite to finish a heavy meal is perfect.The most modern interpretation of haupia is haupia cake, where it is used as a filling, in a white cake topped with whip cream icing.
Butter mochi is a traditional Hawaiian treat, it is made with a high glutenous rice flour called Mochiko Flour. Like most Hawaiian food Butter Mochi is a fusion of different cultures who most likely met on in a plantation village. My guess on how butter mochi has come to be is that it is a hybrid of Japanese Mochi and Filipino Bibingka.
I will warn you right now, you cannot eat just one of these at a time! It was both a blessing and a curse that my aunt gifted me a cookie press for Christmas one year, because that meant I didn't have to wait for someone to make them for me.
As I've talked about in other blog posts my mom tried to instill the love of gardening in me at a young age and I fought it like crazy. When my husband and I finally bought a house, we planted a handful of fruit trees, but the one I was really looking forward to was … Continue reading Peach Bourbon Cupcakes
I love my husband, but no one is perfect. His biggest flaw is that, he hates chocolate! Which means we can never share a dessert at a restaurant and I can never get anything chocolate. He also loves fruit in his dessert which still is not chocolate, usually we agree on a fruit cheesecake to … Continue reading Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
My Grandma was a big collector of recipes, and when she passed, I got her accordion file of all the recipes she collected. Some recipes were in the newspaper dating back to the 60's. She had so many recipes in fact that 10 years ago, my parents asked her for her favorites and they made … Continue reading Granola
There's an island in the middle of the pacific. That island is in the middle of a string of other islands, and in the middle of that island are the Healing stones or (Keanianileihuaokalani) which are just around the corner from one of my favorite places on this world, my grandma's house! In the back … Continue reading Banana Lumpia
A million and a half hours ago, I use to work at one of Seattle's famous Seafood Restaurants. I was a forgettable busser. I had decided that I was going to try being in the "front of the house" (wait staff) for the first time, while I had friend's from culinary school in the "back … Continue reading Whidbey Island Crisp
If you saw me, you would never assume that I'm Swedish. But I am very Swedish. Exactly 1/4th and my Swedish roots run deep. I'm kind of a genealogy nerd I love looking into my family tree. I have dug so deep into my Swedish family line that I've been able to trace my family … Continue reading Swedish Pancakes
If you have ever been to Hawaii you have probably come across arguably what is Hawaii's best cake, Guava Chiffon Cake. It's the perfect dessert to follow Zippy's chili, fried chicken, mac salad and, rice!! Or like me, a great breakfast the next morning after Zippy's because I was too full for dessert. My dad was born … Continue reading Guava Cake