Posted March 07, 2019 16:23:49Hawaiian baked breads are back.
And, they’re not the same as they were just a few years ago.
The country’s most popular bread, which comes in a variety of shapes and colours, is now available in a range of flavours including coconut, banana and banana-flavoured.
Hawaiians are still in the process of re-introducing the old-school staple, which they invented nearly 100 years ago, into their diet.
“The main thing we’re doing is re-inventing it and making it into something that people can actually enjoy,” says John, a baker at the cafe Hawaii Bakery in Waiheke.
The bread has long been a staple of Hawaiian society.
It was popular in the 1960s, and has since been a part of the Hawaiian culture.
“It was a staple food in the 1930s.
It’s something that is part of Hawaiian culture, and is still a part today,” he said.”
A lot of people still eat it today.”
The new versions have a more “traditional” taste and texture.
“We’re trying to make it more palatable to the wider public,” said Mr Haw, who has worked in the bakery for 20 years.
“When we launched in 2014, it was the first bread to have coconut flavour, and banana flavour.”
Mr Haw is currently working on new recipes, but says he hopes to make a batch of banana breads in the future.
The cafe is currently preparing to open a new bakery in the Waihei area of Waihaua.
A new bakery is also set to open in the city next year.
“I’ve got a few other restaurants opening in the area, so we’ll have a variety,” Mr Haw said.
He said he has received interest from potential investors who want to buy the business.
“At the moment we are making about a dozen different varieties of breads, but we will probably have to add more to our product line.”
As we grow, we will be able to produce more and more different breads.
“So, we’re really excited about that, and looking forward to having some fun with it.”
Hawaii Bakeries is located at 1-30-2-4, on Waikiki Road, Waihopi, from 8am to 7pm weekdays.