Dampfnudeln and Babka

I was watching the great british bake off bread week last week and found the different varieties of breads the contestants baked really interestedme.

I just wondered why haven’t I thought about these before?

The gbbo is a good show that is very informative and it can help us the viewers discover something new and radiant. The previous series had a puddings week which astound me and made me watch most of the episodes and get glued to it and watch for the next season. The puddings week educated me on how the puddings became into this world  from the very first method of making puddings to the latest trend. The word puddings means “dessert” in my part of the world but in ancient times it has been a savoury dish that consisted of meat which later developed into being made out of dried fruits and nuts with sugar. Whatever said and done i was perplexed at the history of puddings and the part when the worlds largest pudding was attempted in an European gathering to serve the guests.

While watching the latest episode i was perplexed  by the world Dampfnudeln.

Its a bake off and did they just mention dumplings and noodles in one word? That’s  right.

That was exactly what I was thinking.

I’ve seen dumplings. I’ve made and tasted noodles of a few sorts including the instant noodles. But I’ve never had both together.

Oh i was given 1 or maybe 2 minutes to go wild and imagine the dumplings filled with noodles baked in an oven. I know its my wierdest imagination but honestly thats all I Could think of and when the description for the Dampfnudeln was revealed I was perplexed again.

Com’on we were taught to steam buns and cakes in my cookery class back in colombo but I’ve never dared to try it and for sure it was not steamed in this form. Well I was all happy with smiles as if though I’ve discovered  a new technique which was very tricky as well as very cost savy.

Oh i bake and love baking but I do fear those electricity bills but if I can steam and get the same results why not try it.

I googled for a few recipes and tried the babka which was a funny name for a bread in my part of the world yet a very interesting technique.  I really enjoyed making it. It had a radiant look and the outcome perplexed me.

Finally i did the Dampfnudeln using the leftover dough of my babka and made the custard sauce to steam it using my knowledge and the recipe from an online site.

I was so concentrating on paul hollywoods advice that if we try and lift the lid to check the Dampfnudeln it may go down and the bread may not work so I gave the Dampfnudeln more time and finally ended up with burnt bottom Dampfnudeln. Well they had there bottoms burnt but the body was soft and perfectly risen with a smooth face. I am for sure gonna attempt again till then good night.


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It’s a daily prompt and am tempted to learn the meaning of the word Radical. Everyday we get a word but sometimes it’s quiet radical and often its a word like radical that makes me go in search of the meaning. So am writing while reading.

*I’ve used the word radical above which menas not the ordinary.

Learn with me on how to use the word radical in a food blog.

I know and you know that i prefer to write all things food and travel but sometimes writing a prose or a poem makes me feel radical. It means which is why I started writing food poems because I love writing poems.

*I used radical in the above to mean its not the ordinary way for a food blog to write poems.

I see many recipes use ingredients that are not very radical but they are all trying to invent something new yet we should not forget that all recipes are just twisted and nothing is purely radical.

*I’ve used the word radical above to mean that not all recipes are traditional and purely done or invented by the writer most of them are twisted from the original recipe from somewhere or someone.  And nothing can be purely traditional.


A boat ride


The view if the garhoud bridge from the edge of an abra boat. The ride was very peaceful and relaxing as the light from the blue bridge appeared over the boat while we crossed it.





Sanwiches are easy snacks that can be made with anything you get in your fridge or pantry.

Make it fun and easy by using your imagination as a key.

I am a cake and cookie decorator during my free time or when I crave to try a design so my tool box is filled with loads if cookie cutter in various shapes and patterns. Sometimes I feel like selling them but at times I wonder if i should really sell them and thise are the times I thing of different ways to use the cookie cutters.

That is how I began making sandwiches of different shapes and sizes. You can see a variety of sanwiches and many more to come in the near future on my posts of instagram. Check me on pinterest too for my sandwich feed.

It’s a new creativity in my mind that has turned into shape.

Ideal way to feed your picky eating kids and the best way to adore your party  tables.

Do share a picture on instagram if you do happen to make a sandwich inspired by me. Hashtag #sandwichEWM OR #sandwichwithmafaza

Ideas to fill the sandwiches,

Eggs go well in circle shapes or even ovals

You can make peanut butter or nutella for butterfly shapes

Make trains with vegetables and cheese

Use cheese to stick the wheels or anything to make your design.

The stary night

When I was in fifth grade we learnt that Venus is the second object visible next to the moon that is bright and visible from earth in the sky.

It was known as the morning star or the evening star and has been an inspiration for writers and poets. Venus was an inspiration in my life too, as a writer and poet. I have spent many days counting stars that twinkled high up in the sky. Everytime i see a star that twinkles I am inspired to write.

Venus is for sure a planet that twinkles like a star and I often mistake it as a star. At 5 am in the mornings or 11 pm in the night I look hight up in the sky always wondering if there are any stars twinkling down at me.

We all learnt therhymes twinkle twinkle little star. But have you everwondered if the star is really twinkling or is it out eyes thats twinkling?



Dont you think
They are smiling
Before we bite in
They were shivering
Hence the cracks
We think its happiness
Yet its a mere shiver
That all scones have

Before we bite and destroy there beauty
We rejoice is happiness

As we save time On cutting

and just dab the cream

With a bit of jam
By ripping them apart
So our teeth can bite
And enjoy them wholeheartedly


Sugar factory

The new York famous sugar factory has landed in dubai a few weeks ago.

Sugar factory? What can it be like?

I was wondering until I dined on the 3oth Tuesday.  Ok I assumed they will have candy for sure and I also guessed they will be adding candy in there beverages and desserts. Okay I went wild and assumed they might infuse the appetisers and main courses with candy, thank god they didn’t (laughing)

I was very excited to attend the dinner especially knowing it’s the celebrity dined store in new york and it has reached dubai the first franchise that has opened out of USA.

Oh dubai has the best dinning experience according to my knowledge not that I’ve travelled around the world but I love the dinning concepts that dubai has to offer.

As I walked into the sugar factory located on the first floor  at dubai festival city mall I was greeted by the staff as well as the candy displays. To my right was the walk of fame which has photographs of the celebrities picture take while dinning at the new York sugar factory. As we walked in to ifnd a table I witnessed the huge frames to my right and wallpaper which had the opera theme to my left which had some good comfy settings.  The last row seatings were even better with a view of the creek you could see a part of dubai through the glass while dinning. That seating would be ideal for a romantic dinner date 😊

I was greeted by the franchise owner who himself walked me into the sugar factorys brief history.

I was given the menu and the goblets were the feature of the menu. I have seen many photos of the food they serve and got an idea on what to order so I went for the goblet which had two large lolipops stuck into it and tied up with a gummy.

The poured the beverage over the table so we could experience the thrill of it. It was really beautiful and i felt like a 5 year old in a candy store.

The food was good.

Waffle with chicken I was not sure if they would go together but they went fine.

The steak with signature butter was good but I cant say much about the steak cos this is my first steak out at a restaurant 😊 i loved the signature butter it was delicious.

The pizza, I always prefer seafood or pepperoni or even Newyork pizza. Chicken and beef dont go together well they do have a variety of topping options in the menu.

Seafood in lemon sauce was super devine. The orawns and the scallop was cooked to perfection. The fish was also well cooked and the lemon sauce was very devine. Creamy and well flavoured. I loved it.

Mini meat burgers were great. The size fit well for a starter and two of these would have made me full. This is the ninth burger I’ve tried in dubai and this burger goes to rank no4 in my list.

The prawn and avacado Bruschetta is another highlight with its tomato sauce. The orawns and avacado went well together. I loved it I just did a mistake  by using a fork and a knife to eat them and am sure the hands would have made it better. Please use your hands and eat the bruschetta because they need to be bitten into and not cut through.  The prawn is still making me crave for more.

It sure is a place you will want to go back to and enjoy.

We witnessed two birthdays being celebrated by the customers and it was the “Spirit of Candys” really fun and enjoyable.

The pricing for the meals were reasonable yet the goblet is around 80 of your going for it. But the food is really priced well.

We were invited for a media dinner and we even walked out with a bag of candys.

I had to come back soon hence couldn’t have dessert but they do have a good selection for an affordable price.

Trust me this is a very good place to dine and have fun with friends.

I was just invited to taste the food and am writing this review on my own will and I was not compeled to write. Well am building my portfolio.