Putting a Sweet Touch on the Holidays

Columns Jus' Desserts

December 16, 2012

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

While desserts are often eaten at the end of your meal, Larry’s Bakery in Salt Lake makes treats so irresistibly yummy that you won’t feel bad making a sweet faux pas before dinner.

All the holiday delectables will put you and your tummy in good spirits, while giving you great gift options for friends, family or coworkers.

Larry’s Bakery is proud to introduce its Christmas-Shaped Lilikoi Loaf ($19.95), and according to co-owner Iris Yafuso, it’s the perfect gift to give this holiday season.

“A lot of companies are giving it to clients, or for when they go to people’s homes,” she says, also noting that the staff can write a personalized message atop the pastry. “We have it in a regular loaf style, like a pound cake, but we put it in the shape of a Christmas tree for the season.”

There also is a regular loaf style available that resembles a pound cake. But for Christmas, Larry’s really gets into the holiday spirit and creates it in the shape of a festive tree.

Nothing really says holidays like the jolly colors of the lights and gift wrapping paper, and the Christmas Color Butter Loaf ($6.50) fits the jovial mood.

“The Christmas Color Butter Bread we actually do year round, with different colors each holiday,” says Yafuso of the highly requested Christmas item. “This is always popular.”

The dough is braided before being baked, which gives it that unique look, and Yafuso says these loaves are perfect for Halloween (black and orange) or even Easter (pastels), as well.

If you’re like many locals on the island, it’s hard to forget the palm leaves Larry’s Bakery served up in the past. And just for the holidays, the establishment is coming out with Mini Palm Leaves (six pieces, $2.50). These little delights normally are put into the gift baskets, but they’re also available a la carte (which means you can snack on them at your convenience).

This year, Larry’s Bakery has special Christmas hours to cater to its loyal clientele. From this Sunday (Dec. 16) until the end of the year, the bakery will be open from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.

Yafuso says she’ll be busy creating lots of gift baskets and Christmas cookies, and there’s no doubt Larry’s puts a lot of tender-loving care in each and every pastry. So, make sure to order in advance and take some of that family-style TLC with you to all your holiday get-togethers.

Larry’s Bakery

4369 Lawehana St., Honolulu
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-noon

Honolulu, HI 96818

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