Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]

Sweet Potato Haupia Pie

This sweet potato haupia pie is a Hawaiian dessert, featuring buttery macadamia nuts, chestnut-like purple sweet potatoes and creamy coconut. #sweetpotato #haupia #hawaiian #dessert #coconut #macadamianuts

this sweet potato haupia pie is the perfect balance of textures: crumbly macadamia nut shortbread, chunky purple sweet potato filling and creamy haupia, or coconut pudding. hi, what are you doing for thanksgiving? i’m hoping you’re planning endless deliciousness. i’ve self-appointed myself in charge of dessert (what’s new), and as someone who has already made […]

Lemon Crunch Cake

This lemon crunch cake is studded with bits of toffee, adding a caramelly flavor and a nice crunch to the cake. #lemoncake #layercake #toffee #pastrycream #whippedcream

this lemon crunch cake is inspired by the version from aiea bowl in hawaii, complete with plenty of cake (as dense or light as you want), silky lemon curd and crunchy toffee bits. dear delicious not gorgeous, you turned 5 today!! what?! you’re ready for kindergarten. mama’s gonna cry (but also, don’t call me mama […]