"Bonbon Lakay is the kind of place you really want to have in your neighborhood. This Haitian cafe in Park Slope is incredibly charming, and the food will make you want to walk back to the kitchen and personally thank the chef."
The holy grail of Haitian sweets, dous makos, pronounced "doos - mackauhs" is a vanilla milk fudge. The recipe is said to have been created in the 1930s by Belgian Entrepreneur Fernand Macos, who set up shop in Petit-Gôave, Haiti. Since 1939, the dous makos recipe has been adopted by various sellers and families. One family that has also long been associated with dous makos is LaBarre. Fernand LaBarre née Norélia Jérôme started working for Mrs. Macos in 1930s to make and sell the product. It's been said that she had her own recipe prior to working with the Macos family, and started making this delicious fudge at the age of 15.
With every cake made, someone always without fail suggested I open a bakery, or take cake orders. And I would take an order here and there, but never pursued baking as a profession, and never saw my cakes as a viable business. Not because I didn’t believe in myself or my cakes, but because they were always such a labor of love. If I take the time to bake you a cake, it’s because I love you. You’re special to me so I am offering you something that is special to me. I could never start selling my love. By Father's Day 2019 you will be able to buy our Haitian rhum cake here on our website.
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