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Pandesal for the First Time, an OFW's story

So i understand why some students would be so so so excited to bake their very first perfect Pandesal.  Pero to bake two days after your Day 1 of the Pandesal class and not use an oven thermometer like i told you to is uhhhh, hmmm. Don't expect your Pandesal to turn out right, and as expected, it won't.

From my website, www.breadmakinglessons.comyou can already read my strict admonition to use an oven thermometer. Do not bake unless you have one inside your oven.

So, seriously i just found out that my student already bought a set of baking equipment, mixer, oven and all. He went home from Saudi, his sister didn't want him to go back, bought the set of bakery stuff and took a baking class. This is Day 4 when i found out his full story, and he tried baking every other day, every day since our session started.

Sus! Yun pala he did not have an oven thermometer in his oven and he had this from what, last year? He also attended a baking class which is getting popular these days, but again, ended up taking bread making in my class. I am so happy to have helped this poor guy. Like i said in my shirleyfacebook post, MONEY or pera does not grow on trees. When i found out he had attended this class and still have not done a decent Pandesal, hindi talaga niya alam kung papano gumawa ng pandesal and so many other stories etc., I got really really sad.

That night, i prayed for him, sana i told myself, after my class makapag bake na siya ng Pandesal. True enough, yesterday lang after our session, he baked Pandesal with Hotdog and sent me the photos. Ang saya. You don't know how happy i feel when my students send me photos of their bakes. Like Diosa Pacistol from last month who now bakes bread almost every day.


Just by the looks of his baked bread, i knew this time it was done very well. The other day i overheard him telling his classmate that it was tough and dense kasi naman 30 minutes lang nag pa alsa. Hmmm. I don't think we ever baked a bread in class that had only 30 minutes proofing so Manny, again, do not forget our lessons. 



Good luck and well, ang sipag mo talaga. Sana wish ko matupad na dream mo not to go back to Saudi and just open a bakery. This is it. Thank your sister for me too.

Still have slots for my May class so text me at 09495705091 for reservations.

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