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Being here in the West Coast just makes one think, why in the world did G-d invent the East Coast? For real, living through all that shovelling, treading into thick snow when you need to go somewhere like you have a choice not to and the nose bleeds. After i arrived in LA, the sunny ambience greeted me with a new promise, things here can be promising, so we'll see. My nose stopped bleeding after 2 days, and the best part, proofing does not have to be for two days when i make ensaimada!!!!

Temperature inside the house reaches an average of 68 F which is not bad compared to our kitchen which is at 62F, still need to wear two layers, but no more coats or thick sweaters for a third layer.

January 2011, West Coast. Where i am at right now, large rosemary shrubs 5 feet tall (amazing huh), bay leaves, orange trees ( squeeze them for breakfast). Yup, i am still baking, in my student's house not mine, but i am still baking, which is more than a mere mortal like me can ask for.

I would like to share with you an email from Carlene, we have been emailing back and forth about breads and i would like to thank her again, emails from people like her makes me feel better after getting a shot of reality that i am here, alone without my family. Thanks Carlene, i am happy you are able to bake a better Pandesal from my ebook.

Hi Sher!

I made my first batch of pandesal today (I made your Pandesal B) and they turned out great! My family loves them! Would it be okay if I were to make a batch of the pandesal dough, freeze it, and then bake the dough the next day? Or if I were to make a big batch of the dough, divide the dough into halves/quarters and then work on the dough one at a time, freezing the others in the meantime so that production is continuous? I know some of the yeast cells would die in the freezer so I would have to increase the amount I put in. In your opinion, how much more? I do not want my bread to smell yeasty again like before.

Thanks! By the way, I just love your book. It is very very informative, especially the illustrations! I was able to do your Pandesal B by looking at your pictures over and over again =)



PANDESAL IMAGES I BAKED DAY BEFORE I LEFT NEW YORK, JANUARY 18, 2011. I cannot in my conscience leave my nephews and mother without breads i made regularly for them so i made them a large batch.


Anonymous said…
I know what you mean, we used to live in Chicago, the "windy city". Which is why we moved to California, great weather year round. Lived through the big Northridge quake, which is why we moved to Vegas.

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