At family dinner the other night, Victor arrived with a bakery box. “A gift from my ex-girlfriend,” he said. BAKERY BOX. My eyes widened. The top was stamped, “Pa’ala’a Kai Bakery, Waialua, Hawai’i.” A box marked with that bakery name could only hold one thing: PUFFIES.
What is a Puffy?
It’s very simple, and simple, after all this fancy NYC mishmash, is what you need sometimes. Puff pastry on the bottom. Puff pastry on the top. Custard sandwiched in the middle. Milk chocolate drizzled over the surface. Sugar dusted. Messy in the best way possible. Bite and the shell shatters everywhere before the remainder sinks into the mound of creamy custard. The surface chocolate never fails to melt away too quickly while you’re busy contemplating how something so very basic can be so very wonderful. Honest and straightforward. It’s absolutely beautiful :)
Pa’ala’a Kai Bakery
66-945 Kaukonahua Rd
Waialua, HI 96791