Fuji Apples and Bluberries
When you visit the bakery, don't overlook the danish options ($2.25), especially the Chocolate-Mascarpone-Pear and Blueberry Danish. The latter is studded with ripe berries tucked into an always flaky, almost delicate pastry. They pop, ridiculously juicy, with each bite. Apple Danishes ($2.25) are no slouch either. I can't decide which part I like better, the golden pastry or that filling of tender Fuji apples. Best of both worlds.
Lychee Streusel Danish ($2.25) is the best selling item at Fendu and it's easy to understand why. Pair an excellent danish dough (all those buttery laminated layers!) with a generous smear of frangipane, sweet lychees, a finish of nutty streusel, and you've got the ideal breakfast pastry. I don't know any other bakery in Hawaii (or elsewhere) that offers lychee danishes. Bonus points for not only creating something unique but also delicious.
If you're up for a double dose of chocolate, there are two items to look out for. First, the Zucotto ($5.75, pictured) which features a cube of whipped milk chocolate-praline cream and a center of caramelized bananas and chocolate ganache. Follow that with the Valrhona Mousse ($5.75)—a velvety and extra dark chocolate mousse paired with fresh lilikoi (passionfruit) sauce.
Apple Oatmeal Crumble Pie
This Apple Oatmeal Crumble Pie deserves to be taken home, warmed in the oven and devoured hot, preferably with whipped cream. The Fuji apple filling is slow cooked with brown sugar, vanilla beans, and cinnamon. It's matched with a toasted oatmeal crumb crust that's equal parts buttery and nutty. Each single serving is $5.50, nothing like getting an entire pie for yourself.
Banana and Pumpkin Loaf Cakes
And something for snacking on later today? Loaf cakes! They bake a macadamia nut-studded banana bread and moist, gently spiced pumpkin loaf. One of each, it's the only way to go.