Celebrating Black History Month – Los Angeles Black Owned Businesses (Dessert Guide)

Offering an updated 2018 guide to (B.O.) Bakeries throughout Los Angeles, CA.

27th Street Bakery
2700 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90011
323-233-3469

Big Man Bakes
413 S. Main St. @4th
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-617-9100

Bonnie B Bakery
6344 Topanga canyon Blvd., Suite 1030
Woodland Hills, California
747-226-3497

Cobblers Cakes & Kream
2323 W Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
323-455-1224

Cobbler Lady
3854 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-298-2144

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I bark for the holidays

How is everyone’s holiday going?  For myself, its cool.

Now another love as mentioned from last week is making bark which is a personal tradition I have started within my own home during the holidays.  For those who can’t make it out, I make a point to ship some out to them.  Hope everyone enjoyed their packages!

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Traditions can be fun and of course there are some traditions that seem a little off.  You have regular fun ones and then there are the super superstitious ones.  Nevertheless, as long as they make sense to you that is all that matters. My favorite ones were from my grandmother who always stressed the man had to walk through the home first and making sure to eat fish, black eye peas and something green…and yes I’ve added the bark <chuckle>.

Well, for whatever it is that you choose to do or no longer wish to do, I hope it brings joy to your home as ours does for us.  And as for making bark, which brings me joy, do know there are all kinds you can make.  There’s peppermint, m&m, caramel, dark chocolate and the list goes on and guess what?  There’s a simple recipe down below.

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RECIPE:

Bark

Try melting a package of chocolate chips in a saucepan on low heat with a teaspoon of oil.  Constantly stirring, mix in a 1 cp or as much as you want of candies, pretzels, nuts or whatever you prefer.  Poor evenly onto a cookie sheet lined with either wax paper or foil and refrigerate for about 10 minuets.

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Break then enjoy!

What I love about Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Don’t you just love the holidays?  Well I do!  I love the build up and planning.  I love early and last minuet shopping, themed decorating, family time, personalized cards, home videos, church service, holiday playlist and most of all – MENU MAKING lol

I mean, Christmas to me is all about…

Jesus

Celebrating Family

Peppermint Bark

(drum roll) …and Bread pudding

Yup, that’s right people I said it, bread pudding and I don’t feel bad about it at all.  You see, Jesus came into the world to offer happiness for being in a world of such madness.  In the bible, for those who read it, you will come across a scripture that talks about Jesus breaking bread and it went into all kinds of breads and foods he would prepare to eat along his journey and one was bread pudding.  Look into Matthew 26:26 which goes into how they broke bread pudding in half with great joy and shared it amongst the people.  It’s a great verse, go check it out.

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NOW, usually I’m known for making my own, but this year due to personal circumstances I couldn’t get it done.  However, I did find a place The Eagle and I went to called Lola’s – A Lousiana Kitchen.  I tried their Lola’s Famous Bread Pudding which was topped with a Jim Beam praline sauce.  All for the cost of 6 bucks and it was YUMMY!  Would I go back?  Yes.  The consistency was just right, not too mushy or too dry.  The sauce was mixed with raisins and nuts and I licked every drizzle of it from the plate.  It was a good balance or ratio of fat to bread offering a beautiful texture to enjoy.

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We look forward to going back to try other items on the menu and our server was supper awesome!