Friday, September 9, 2011

Keep Your Eye on the Pies

Lei ChicYou’re a girl of many flavors.

Sometimes you’re flaky.
Sometimes you get a little tart.
Sometimes you’re downright crusty, especially when your cookies start crumbling.

And pretty much every day you’re short on dough. So you’re always searching for a cheap way to sweeten the meal.

Take a bake with a business that’s more than hit or miss – it’s hit or Bliss.

Bliss Bakery is the work of Kathy Masunaga who comes from a long line of bakers and pastry chefs. She started making her delish desserts for family and friends, and soon her decadent brownies with mint or Kahlua frosting got the attention of guests at glam photographer Russell Tanoue's bashes and the cast of Hawaii Five-O. Now she’s turned her hobby into a full-blown business.

Lei Chic Like you, Masunaga’s treats are both sugar and spice. Dish about the chicken pot pie featuring tasty chunks of chicken, carrots, and peas surrounded by a crispy crust or a light quiche with the punch of asparagus and bacon. When you’re done, top it off with Bliss’s smores with homemade graham crackers and Masunaga’s homemade marshmallows, a mini peach, apple, or other seasonal fruit pies, a fruit tart with homemade pastry cream, or mini cupcakes.

Masunaga brings her own portable, industrial-sized toaster oven so you can get your pies piping hot. Everything sold at her weekly stall at the farmers market goes for just $5.
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So when the going gets tough you can easily roll with the lunches.

Bliss Bakery is at St. Clements Farmers’ Market every Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 at 1515 Wilder Ave. near Makiki District Park. See more of Masunaga's specialties on her website. For her weekly specials or to order for special events, call 808.282.0234.

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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