Locally Baked Sweet Treats from Blue Hour Baked Goods
Located at 310 South Main St in the heart of Downtown Salisbury is Local Focal, a marketplace that brings you everything from handmade goods to antique collectibles. This eclectic marketplace is the home to Blue Hour Baked Goods, a bakery start up that specializes in individual cakes, cake balls and cake donuts.
Born from nostalgia, Blue Hour emerged through a desire to hold on. Beginning with the creation of "Hey Toots," a muffin with banana, chocolate chips and a hint of honey, the Blue Hour journey pays homage to friends and loved ones who have played an integral role in the life of the baker. Named after a beloved grandfather, "Hey Toots" is offered as a miniature muffin and can be purchased in packages of 6.
And now for the creme de la creme (at least in my opinion), the "Whataya Want Eugene?" is by far the most nostalgic Blue Hour Baked Good. You see, all my life my Southern Mawmaws have celebrated nearly any occasion with some form of a Pound Cake. And as you probably know, here in North Carolina the fragrant lemon or Sun Drop pound cake is high on the popularity list. Anytime I enjoy a slice of this moist cake I save the crunchy, crust on top for last. Why? Because it is the bite I enjoy the most.
Blue Hour's "Whataya Want Eugene" is actually not a pound cake, but man is it similar. This moist and tart Lemon Blondie has such a robust flavor. And while I have enough sense not to dare compare this to anything my mawmaws make, you get to enjoy that crunchy crust in EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. Topped with a sour lemon glaze, this dessert was a win with every member of my household. In fact, we were all ready to go toe to toe for that last bite.
This holiday season, please consider spending those dollars locally and supporting your friends and neighbors who are working away in their home kitchens and drawing support and inspiration from their families. Blue Hour is truly a labor of love. It is a warm and comforting way to remember those in our lives who are important to us. Those we miss and those we long to embrace. As you count your blessings and reflect on the past year, the friends you have gained and the loved ones you have lost, enjoy a little treat in your "blue hour," smile, and give thanks for the memories.