How Many Malasadas is Too Many??

Apparently you can never have too many malasadas because the eight of us had no problem polishing off 36. Yes, 36. (If you want to get technical, that's 4.5 malasadas per person.)
On our last day in Hawaii, rather than spending a few hours on the Big Island and then wasting a few more hours in the Honolulu airport waiting for our red-eye flight home, Mom had the brilliant idea to take the first flight from Kona to Honolulu and to spend the entire day enjoying Hawaiian delicacies, shopping and watching the sun set on Waikiki beach.
Upon landing we made a beeline for Leonard's Bakery for Malasadas.
A malasada (or malassada) is a Portuguese confection. In 1878, Portuguese laborers from the Azores came to Hawaii to work in the plantations. These immigrants brought their traditional foods with them, including a fried dough pastry called the "malasada." Malasadas are made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar. Traditional malasadas contain neither holes nor fillings, but some varieties of malasadas are filled with flavored cream or other fillings.
The malasadas at Leonards are always hot and fresh and come in a variety of flavors. We picked up traditional, custard filled, chocolate filled, pumpkin filled and coconut filled. Let's just say, they were AH-Mazing. If you are in Honolulu do not pass go, do not collect $200, head straight to Leonards.

Leonard's Bakery

933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816



Kate said...

OMH! I LOVE Malasadas. A guy would come through Laie once a month in a ratty old truck. He would park at the grocery store and we would go every day to see him and buy Malasadas!! Yum!!!