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Howard's Bakery: Baking up is hard to do

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EL CAJON (CBS 8) - They ain't fakin'. There's a whole lot of bakin' going on at Howard's. For 40 years, this old school bakery on Broadway in El Cajon has been whippin', dippin', frosting and sprinklin' its authentic holiday favorites.

"Our fruitcakes are really good. They are made fresh all the time," Mariana Gonzalez said.

I have a saying, "At Christmas, friends don't let friends buy fruitcake." But friends with benefits get to go in the back room, where the motto is, "Spare the frosting, spoil the cookie." It's here where the gingerbread houses are baked one at a time.

Howard's makes handcrafted yule logs and irresistible sugar cookies. With so much demand for their traditional holiday stollen, Howard's can always use another hand. And let Howard's how you a little something about making pheffernoose. The secret is in the rolling.

There are tricks to this trade, and magic coming out of the ovens at Howard's. It's presto chango, peppered with powdered sugar.

As Howard's wraps up another holiday season, there's only one mystery that remains -- why would anyone ever buy a fruitcake?

Howard's Bakery
1097 Broadway
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 442-0486


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