From Marilou See (Philippines) thank you for your emails, keep sending them... I love to hear your stories...
The first time I made bread, mano mano po..ang lakas ng loob no? I study at, kaya lang wala ako natutunan kasi mixer ang gamit nila tapos yung mga assistant, di naman tinuro sa amin, basta pag nakita nila okie ang dough, inalis na lang sa mixer tapos binigay sa amin, para magknead ng around 1 minute voila finish na. nagself study po ako thru internet at forum, there is one forum in Malaysia and Singapore based who are very helpful, who readily helps me understand breadmaking...I send them photos and konting description and they would tell me where I make a mistake or will praise me if I made it right. I also have tried mixer (which is very easy) kaya lang hindi heavy duty ang mixer ko, it conked out on me when making bread. siguro mas gusto niya cakes and cookies lang ang mix nito. kaya back to the old working table ako. = (
kaya for your ebook, I'm doing it the mano mano way, oks lang, nasanay na rin ako at masarap ang bread kung mano mano, just like what Mang Dolphy did on his role as panaderio, if you have watched his movies...just kidding...of course I would take a lot of precaution not to let my sweat fall on the dough. =) are you familar with Bread Talk? actually, the bread I made at home are the products of Bread Talk, my recipes come from my friends in the forum - Malaysia and Singapore. I even asked my friend to buy me a book by their famous bread chef in Singapore which is very informative and a lot of good recipes. sayang lang walang pan de sal. anyway, I thought making Pan De Sal is different from them pero hindi pala nagkakalayo. Very informative ang e-book mo....sige would send you some photos of my products or problems, sana di ka bigyan ng sakit ng ulo. =P o sakit ng tiyan sa kakatawa...kasi sabi ng yaya ko, nung unang ginawa kong tinapay, mukha siyang monay na puwede ibato sa kaaway o di kaya magandang display rock sa kalsada para wala magisip magpark sa puwesto mo.
No problem, you can send me pictures of the breads and your progress if you want to. Are you using a mixer or manually mixing your dough? Tough one huh, but once you get over the mixing phase and all its quirkiness, you will feel a whole lot better, you will suddenly feel that you are really improving...lalo na pag kinakain na nila ang bread mo.. don't forget to re-read the whole book over when you find yourself asking what went wrong... i made sure all bases are covered kasi yan ang experience ko when i tried to bake breads myself for the first time at palaging parang doorstop at paper weight lahat ng pan de sal ko. Tinatago ko pa sa nanay ko para hindi niya makita. sher