After fulfilling my civic duty by going to jury duty, I stopped on Alamaha Street in Kahului for a well-deserved little treat: Chocolate Chip Mac-Nut Cookies from Broke da Mouth bakery.
If you’ve never had these little, crispy nuggets, you are seriously missing out. These are not dense, chewy cookies – they’re dry and slightly sandy in texture. But the purpose of the cookie is to deliver huge chunks of chocolate and macadamia nuts, and the texture of the dough is perfect against the soft give of the chocolate. The flavor is excellent. The crisp crumble on my tongue was the perfect antidote to a long day in court (I wasn’t selected for duty, by the way).
Broke da Mouth sells their cookies at Long’s in Kihei and Kahului, but we like stopping into the bakery itself. The cookies are sold so fast they’re always freshest here. But this bakery is not just known for its cookies. It’s known for the Queen Emma Cake.
I have a personal dream to write a baking cookbook someday with my favorite recipes I’ve developed over the years … so you know a cake has to be incredible in order for me to consider buying rather than baking my own birthday cake. But I am seriously considering getting a Queen Emma Cake this year. I wish I had a picture to show you – I’ll just have to take one when I buy it.
The cake stands at least 8 inches tall, perfectly round and frosted with a shiny white frosting and lilikoi and mango and strawberry glaze decorating the top. The layers of chiffon swap with lilikoi cream and it’s a frothy, light, citrusy dream of a cake. Perfect for weddings.
If you’re getting married on Maui, call Broke da Mouth and see about it. 808-873-9255. Sigh.