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Mashu Mashu provides fresh, kosher baked goods to metro Denver

L-r: Galit Masa, Hedva Bank, Sarit MontoyaSisters Galit Masa and Sarit Montoya have established Mashu Mashu, providing kosher baked goods in retail outlets.

They are continuing a three-generation family tradition in the culinary industry.

Their grandmother Riva Malach cooked in the Loup JCC kitchen for many years, specializing in traditional Jewish foods such as kugel, latkes, brisket and chicken soup.

Masa’s and Montoya’s mother Hedva Bank was in the restaurant business for 22 years.

When the Israeli native came to the US, she had a teaching degree and three small children. She knew nothing about the restaurant business, “but when you need a job to put food on the table, you learn very fast,” she says.

Bank opened and ran a New York-style deli in Miami Beach, and restaurants eateries in Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Fla., before retiring from the restaurant business, moving to Denver and going work for the Allied Jewish Federation, where she has been employed for eight years.

Bank’s daughters Galit and Sarit both love to cook and bake, having picked up many of the skills and tricks while their mother was in the restaurant business.

Bank is also assisting her daughters with Mashu Mashu, which is under the kosher supervision of Scroll K-Vaad Hakashrus of Denver.

Mashu Mashu’s pareve baked goods include cookies, burekas, baklava, hamentaschen, sufgoniot, honey cake and more.

“We do not add any preservatives to our items, and we bake every couple of days,” Masa says.

The baked items are currently available at Pete’s Pizza, The Bagel Deli and the East Side Kosher Deli.

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