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January Hands on Special Class

Here are some of the photos from my January special one on one class. Tonette inherited a bakery and has been the purchasing officer for her Aunt for some time but decides to learn the trade herself. She missed my group class so she is taking the one on one session with me.

I love the enthusiasm and the interest, the hard work she put in during the class and her determination to succeed. My only advice to beginning students out there and this is what i tell my students all the time. You cannot force the baker out of you in two days, not in 4 days, or even a month. It's a lot of hard work, patience, understanding, calculating, more patience and TIMING. Not every student will learn the same way, same time, same manner. You cannot put a clock into coaxing the baker out of you.

If you will expect to perfect your pandesal just because you took a crash course in 4 days, then you will be setting yourself to more frustrations. It may have taken 1 sack of flour before i was able to write down my recipes in black and white, but i enjoyed the whole process and i did not rush it. You cannot put it on speed dial. Everything has to take its own time. I feel sad when a student gets into the whole baking and when he or she gets into trouble, i will found later that he or she has never taken the time to read her or his ebook. Not even glanced at it. tsk tsk tsk.

I tell you this. You can bake cookies or cakes out of Martha Stewart's book and start selling them. But never breads. At least not the kind of breads you can sell right away. Breads made to be eaten at home, hmmm probably, but not shelf style material.

So here they are,,, to those who are interested, i do not accept 2 day baking lessons. It has to be 4 days or count me out.


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