Category Archives: Pastry

Meet the Chefs of Sugar Rush…Kenny Hoshino

Growing up in Newton,
Massachusetts, Kenny Hoshino found comfort in the kitchen from a young age,
watching and pitching in as his parents and siblings cooked hearty dishes like
chicken cutlets, matzo ball soup and on special occasions, his father’s favorite
sushi recipes.  

It wasn’t until his time spent
studying Neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that he
exercised that love for cooking outside of home with a job at a local
Bertucci’s pizza restaurant. There, Kenny moved around the kitchen quickly, making
pizza dough and testing his hand at every station.

After graduating from UMass
with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2009, Kenny took a position …

 

Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels

Don’t you just love getting a soft pretzel at a sporting event, concert, or venue? For some people it’s their go-to snack and something they look forward to on their way to the event. However, it’s a snack that people with food allergies have to stay away from. Not to fear! You can now make a soft pretzel that is gluten-free, and for me, used with different oil, since I can’t eat canola oil.
This recipe offers two different shapes you can make them in. You can shape the pretzels as a bunny or shape them in the regular pretzel shape. …

 

Red Velvet Whoopie Cakes

Whoopie pies/cakes are a dessert I have enjoyed since I was a child. A soft cake texture mixed with cream in the middle. It’s similar to an Oreo, but the outside is made out of cake and is bigger than an Oreo. It’s one of the best desserts out there for a cake lover. I remember enjoying them while getting cake stuck to my fingers and having to lick it off my hands, which was the best part. I always enjoyed how soft it was and how you got some filling in each bite.
The whoopie pie is a Pennsylvania …

 

Strawberry Shortcake

Who doesn’t like a classic strawberry shortcake? This recipe is a healthier version of the cake that has the same tastiness of regular shortcake cake mixed with the sweetness of some fruit. It’s probably one of the healthiest cakes out there considering it still involves cake.  
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Strawberries have many benefits towards your health. They help with your eyes, boost your immunity, treat arthritis and gout, prevent cancer, boost brain function, reduce hypertension, improve heart function, promote weight loss, prevent birth defects, and reduce inflammations.
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Strawberries can protect your body from a lot of bad sources. Why not …

 

Gluten-Free Apple Cider Doughnuts

Who doesn’t like a good doughnut, especially a doughnut that is gluten-free and cooked in the oven so there is no oil involved? That’s my kind of doughnut! This doughnut has the perfect doughy texture topped off with some apple cider glaze to give it a sweet apple flavor. If you like apples, apple cider, and apple cider sweets, then this doughnut is the right doughnut for you. The best thing about doughnuts is that you can have them at any time of the day. You can start off your morning with a doughnut for breakfast or end your day …

 

No Bake Cannoli Cheesecake

If you love cannoli’s and you love cheesecake then this is the perfect dessert for you. It’s a cheesecake with your favorite cannoli ingredients on top. It’s a quick and easy recipe that only takes about 15 minutes to make and there is no need for an oven. You do however, have to let it freeze for 3 hours, so you can’t eat it right away. Perfect for celebrations, parties, and events, or great to have when you are in the mode for cheesecake or a cannoli. Like anything frozen, you have to let it thaw before cutting into and …

 

Scones

Scones are one of the few sweets that taste good no matter what’s inside of it. There’s so many different ingredients you can have inside a scone that allows it to still taste delicious. You can have chocolate chip scones, raisin scones, orange and cranberry scones, and so on. Scones are kind of like a cookie, but it’s a soft bread-like cookie. They are pretty similar to biscuits with the same flavor as bread and the same soft texture. They are a delicate and flakey sweet. Scones are good to have for breakfast as well as dessert. Try this recipe …

 

Cinnamon Rolls

Don’t you just love the smell of cinnamon rolls in the morning? The fun spiral shape of the roll with icing that that just melts away from the heat of the roll can get anyone excited when they walk downstairs to see a cinnamon roll on their plate. You have yourself one delicious breakfast. Why not start off your day with a meal that is fun shaped, tasty, and gets you excited to begin the day?
Below is a recipe for a healthier version of a cinnamon roll that is soft on the outside and gooey on the inside with a …

 

Finding New Foods

Devolving food sensitivities later on in life has forced me to change my diet completely. If you haven’t read my story about my food sensitivities (read my story here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a), let me tell you a little bit about my situation. In 2016, I started having problems with foods and discovered that the problem is rapeseed/rapeseed oil, which is also known as canola oil, and rapeseed is also in soy lecithin, which is in most breads and chocolates. That’s when I had to switch to more natural, organic, and allergy-friendly foods.
Looking for new foods I can eat has been challenging and …

 

Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer Research

Are you located in Cape & Islands and part of a restaurant, bakery, café, retail shop, online bakery, chocolate shop, ice cream shop, or supermarket, and love to bake or have a dessert to offer for a good cause? Would you love to help make some desserts to support breast cancer research? Join us, get involved, and participate in our Cape & Islands Bakes event to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Cape has a 20% higher rate of breast cancer than the national average, and we want this event to grow by leaps and bounds because we have …