This is the only session I had so far where i used 2 different brands of flour which is Globe by Universal Robina and Sun Moon Star by Pilmico.
Now, if you have attended my class, and I know some of my former students still read my blog then you know that i preach water and adore first class flours with a high protein content. Anything that is lower than my expected level is out of the book just like this popular brand I will call Brit (not it's real name). If you know your history and you bake breads, you know what this brand is. Now, you can certainly email me so I can divulge to you in secret what this horrible I mean disappointing brand of first class is.
First off, it does not deserve it's price tag. Too expensive for an over P800.00 per sack flour when a P720.00 sack can use up more water. Why is that important? Well, too long to discuss but I hope your teacher can tell you why. If not, then you went to the wrong school.
So here I am, using my student's flour ( they already have a bakery that sells pan de suelo bread). He wanted me to test the flour they are using and I have no driver to buy my flour so I bought two sacks from him. Seems like a fine arrangement to me, all the way from Pampanga. Nice.
Anyway, I am almost done with the one sack of Globe and I am very happy because it does a great job of satisfying my class in so far as creating these gorgeous breads without collapsing or turning out into Hobbit lambda breads. Yuck. I love it and i highly recommend it to bread makers out there.
Another brand I use is Windmill, still cheap and able to absorb the ingredients i use. I am still just on my 5th kilogram of the Sun Moon Star hard wheat flour so I cannot make a complete thumbs up just yet. It does not look like it's going to outperform the other one but I am still not putting it out there so hold on.
Here are some of the breads from Days 1 and 2 of July's class.
Leaving for New York on September 7 so I have only 1 session left. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you want to catch up on my August session.