Malasada Day which dates back to the days of the sugar plantations of the 1800s. always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday and is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday. It refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods and desserts before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. This year Malasada Day falls on Tuesday 2/12/13.
Malasada Day is the perfect day to indulge in a box of hot sugary goodness without feeling guilty. Get the original malasadas coated with sugar, or try them coated with cinnamon or li-hing. You can also get them filled with custard, chocolate or coconut or the flavor of the month. It also happens to be the busiest day of the year for Leonard’s Bakery, so be sure you call ahead for orders of 3 dozen or more. Orders must be placed by the Monday 2/11/13.
If you can’t make it into the bakery on Kapahulu, be sure to get your malasadas from our remote wagon or malasadamobile. Click here to see where you can get your box of malasadas for Malasada Day.