Reality bites, i cannot find some of the baking ingredients i need, items that i have been using since i finished college. So it looks like i would need to order most of them over the internet. If you know of a great source for all bread making ingredients, not the bulk drum type please, but retail, please post it here. I need dried milk powder ( for baking, not for drinking )bread improver, smaller packs not 40 lbs! etc., I miss Elsa's (near san mateo bridge) and Jubilee's in cubao.
Just the other day, i tried to spread the top of my dinner rolls with margarine and they melted at room temperature, this is not the same old margarine that i slather over the top of the commercial ensaimada (sold at P5.00 each at julie's)during my hands on class. Although it is healthier, the flavor is not the same and the tops are slippery!!! The sugar just won't stick!!!
Unlike the image on top, baker's tub margarine sold in the Philippines are solid at room temperature so they do not melt, if you eat only one piece a day, i don't think it will make your cardiologist scream yet.
SOLD IN THE PHILIPPINES ALTHOUGH MY BUNS BELOW LOOKED A LOT PRETTIER THAN THE ONES SOLD IN CORNER BAKERIES OR PANADERIAS. . THEY ARE CHEAP, USUALLY AT P5.00 -P7.00 EACH. EASY AND FILLING TO EAT SINCE YOU DO NOT NEED "PALAMAN" OR FILLING, JUST POP OR TAKE A BITE IN YOUR MOUTH, A GLASS OF ICED COKE AND YOUR DONE, I MEAN YOU NOT ME SINCE I DO NOT EAT THIS TYPE OF BREAD ANYMORE. BAD FOR ME, SAYS MY DOCTOR. THIS IS THE CHEAPER VERSION OF ENSAIMADAS, THE ONES MADE WITH REAL BUTTER ARE SOLD FOR AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE... I REMEMBER PUTTING PURPLE JAM INSIDE THIS BATCH FOR MY SISTER, "ATE" (OLDER SISTER).