Pacific Northwest Flavors Captured In Desserts

Artisan Confectioner's Dessert Captures Flavors of the Pacific Northwest in Douglas Fir Shortbread and Holiday Panettone
By: Essential Confection, LLC
HILLSBORO, Ore. - Nov. 4, 2021 - PRLog -- Chef Linda Naylor, CEO and Founder of Essential Confection, an artisan confectionery based in Hillsboro Oregon, has captured the scent and and flavor of the iconic Pacific Northwest Douglas Fir tree in succulent shortbread (

Weeks of painstaking research into the Douglas Fir, rigorous development processes, and testing with focus groups has created a dessert that recalls deep memories of Pacific Northwest rain forests with each bite. Lemon essence enhances the shortbread, which leaves a subtle, lasting impression on the palate.

In addition to Essential Douglas Fir ShortbreadTM (, Chef Naylor has also created Essential Panettone NorthwestTM (, with an egg and butter-rich, ethereal brioche-style dough. Interior garnishes of Northwest Bing cherries, plump sultanas, toasted Oregon hazelnuts and candied orange bring the richness of Pacific Northwest farms to holiday tables.

"We are fortunate to live in the Portland area, at the 45th parallel, where the highest quality food is grown. We appreciate the bounty of the region. I created these desserts to share with everyone a taste of where I live," said Chef Naylor.

Essential Confection ( delivers products that promote gifting as care for ourselves and others. Each pleasureful confection experience helps stamp out food insecurity while supporting the expansion of equitable food systems.

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