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A new Bakehouse

I had the opportunity to attend the Grand Opening of Paderia Bakehouse in Fountain Valley on April 29th. Actually, a former co-worker of mine was one of the masterminds (investor - something like that) behind this bakehouse. The line, according to my friend Eden, was all the way to Applebee's when they first opened. WHAT! Honestly, I really came up from Oceanside for the Malasadas because I heard that they are awesome. I ordered one of each of the malasadas and one of each of the ensymadas. Just for your info, the Ube Malasada was newly released this week! If you like Ube (a purple yam - popular in the Philippines), definitely get it with the malasada.  Surprise! Mr. Foodie liked it too!

I have selected a few of my faves below!

 
 
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Malasada

Nutella filled Malasada.  I want to say that I literally drove an hour to this grand opening just so I can try the malasadas. According to Paderia, they are popular.  No POPULAR! Malasada is a Portuguese confection, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar. They were first made by inhabitants of the Madeira islands (according to wikipedia). You guys! I have never had one. The Nutella was strong with this one.  So good because the malasada is warm, which makes the Nutella warm.  Dear Sugar GODS, Thank you!!

 
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Banana Pudding

I love the individual serving of banana pudding. Even so, the pudding was a sure win by Mr. Foodie. Trust me, one can mess up a perfectly well made banana pudding, I have seen it! This was surprisingly tasty. Like, so much pudding. I like pudding.

 
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Ensymadas

Uhm....they had me at brioche.  See the "muffin" in the bottom left, covered in cheese? That is the ensymada. I don't know what kind of cheese it is, but the flavor with the sweetness was an interesting mix.