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PIZZA CLASS (with Pita bread, Focaccia)                 Fee: P3,000.00 inclusive of ingredients

Vegetarian, Meat, and other variations

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Everybody can make their own Pizzas. Small, large, minis!!!
Pizza Sandwich! Why not?

The same Pizza dough can make Pita Breads!
Using a Pizza Stone, Pita Chips baking at the bottom to crisp them up. Again, same dough.
Deep dish pizza, as requested. Lots of meat and mushroom inside.

No kidding, the same dough can be made into French Bread. Like this.

For those who want just to learn how to make Pizzas, i am opening a class once a month, possibly every first Sundays or in any available Sunday of the month. Since there's not much rising going on when it comes to a Pizza dough, meaning, you don't need to wait till it doubles or triples in height, i decided to agree on holding a one day class just for this type of bread or pie if you want to call it that way.

I am not underestimating the pie, or the bread. Pizzas should ha…
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November and December Baking

It was the usual busy baking months, not because i am selling breads or cakes like before but due mostly to my 1 on 1 sessions which seemed to converge in these two last months of the year.

I would like to thank them all, from Josephine T who even gave me 2 aloe vera plants and 1 dama de noche (glad to tell you they are all thriving well) down to the last one for the month, Glenda Villespin. I wish you all the luck, from finding the best oven and mixers down to the best bread flour in your area. I wish that the coming year would be an absolute baking bliss for you and your families.

While lunching on my homemade Walnut and Rosemary Focaccia toasts, i can't help but think of the facebook posts i read and view every day, from past students who now have their own bakeries and are selling online goodies. May your numbers increase and keep up the good work. I hope you find the joy of baking inside and out.

Baking is not easy if you don't like it to begin with. I always tell my stud…

Braiding Bread, Whole Wheat Loaf Bread

How to form a plait or braid. First divide the dough into 3 equal portions and roll into a strip. They have to be the same length as the pan you are using, can be shorter but not longer than the loaf pan. Line them up in front of you as shown below.

Number the dough strips into 1 2 and 3. 

Put strip number 1 under #2, and #1 over #3 as show above.

Pick # 3 and place it in between # 1 and # 2. We are now going to start criss crossing the strips. I actually practiced with 3 ropes and straws before i started with this one.

Next put strip on your left in between the two strips.

Next, grab the strip on the right and place it in between the two strips. 

Again, with the left strip on hand, place it between two strips until you get to the end of the braid.
Tuck both ends under and place it in a greased loaf pan or flat on a baking sheet.

Proof until it doubles in size and bake at 325 F for 30 minutes or until center temperature registers 199 F.

November 20 22 24 26 Commercial Bread Making Le…

Pandesal Formula

Altering a bread's formula has consequences. To maintain the bread's softness, there are so many ways to do it, not just dosing it up with fats, sugar, eggyolks, etc., These days, meaning, the healthy track most people are treading or at least trying to, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash etc.. can be used.

They will have differing results, depending on the percentage you use, you need to consider the cost and availability of the product you will use. In New York where 0 trans fat is the rule of the game, baked products became more expensive and yet, bakers swear by the trans fat. I for one have experienced this, because 0 trans fat margarines and shortenings just have too much water in them. High ratio fats still have the edge when it comes to extending moisture and shelf life, palatability to baked goods and even the volume. However, trans fat is not healthy. That is a fact. What can you do?

In my class, yes we use trans fat. There is i think no way 0 trans fat will be a manda…

One Dough, 3 Breads My Breads

Been a week since i had my last bread and i was craving for something to snack on one night i went down for a midnight raid on the fridge. There was nothing plain, all sweets, some donuts, some pastries and i did not want to fry an egg that late.

There was a loaf of ...., and though i do not eat this anymore, i was really hungry so i grabbed one slice and munched on it. Nah. Just not the same. I just knew that night that back pain or not, i have to bake something that would last me a week at least. Do not want to go through this again. Why? Because the next choice if i couldn't find something not sweet to eat for a quick fix is yes, chocolate. Which always happens if i do not have any breads in my stash.

So here's my version of a loaf bread. This is made with brown sugar and of course it has oats and nuts and whatever i manage to grab from the drawer. The sugar is way too low and the fat i used is canola oil instead of the commercial trans fat we know as lard or margarine. It …

Commercial Breadmaking July 2017 Session

Just posting an updated Bread making session with my friend from facebook from a long time ago. She is a friend whom i met through facebook and we don't get to meet here in Manila until i decide not to leave last May. If i left as scheduled, we both would miss each other again as it happens every year for like what,,, 4 years or so???

Anyways, here are the photos. She brought with her Surfina, a bread flour from Belgium and it is what she said it is, it does not work well for French Breads, maybe Pandesal and flatbreads but the water is way too low although i kinda like the yellowish cornmeal like color. It makes you think it's rich in something :)

To my July batch, i thank you. For the laughs and well, i apologize if i was only able to serve you pancit on the last day because my helper/cook/is incognito...

Baking classes, both one on one and the group (very small group) is ongoing, so text me at 09495705091 if you are dying to eat homemade breads. I will once again explain wh…