New Baked Goods

Where Maui - - WHERE NOW -

Na Hoaloha ‘Ekolu BakeShop’s new ex­ec­u­tive pas­try chef, Ed Morita (pic­tured left), is de­vel­op­ing some sweet sur­prises, in­clud­ing a new le­mon chess pie pre­pared with ki­awe flour in­stead of the tra­di­tional corn­meal. “It’s still tart but it also has the sweet essence of the ki­awe,” Morita says. “What I’m try­ing to do is put a lo­cal spin on tra­di­tional baked goods.” One of his lat­est experiment is a kabocha crunch. In­stead of bak­ing the Ja­panese squash, he’s us­ing the imu at Old Lāhainā Lū‘au to smoke the squash. “I’m still try­ing to find the right amount of smok­age,” Morita notes. “Not ev­ery­one is fa­mil­iar with smoked desserts.” He’s also work­ing on a new line of bagels, malasada and other baked goods for Na Hoaloha ‘Ekolu group, which in­cludes Old Lāhainā Lū‘au, Star Noo­dle, Aloha Mixed Plate and Leoda’s.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.