July 18, 2016

The Day I Learned How to Bake my Own Bread

I can bake cupcakes and cakes by following the recipes that I’ve found in different websites but when it comes to bread (with yeast), I don’t have a successful experience. So whenever I see yeast in the list of ingredients, I will no longer try it. 


Four years ago, I tried to make a 30 Minute Roll but it was not successful, I don’t know what’s wrong with the recipe or maybe I don’t have the skill to roll a dough. I always buy yeast so I can make bread but I’m just wasting money kasi nag-expire na lang yeast ko hindi pa ulit ko nagtry magbake ng bread or pizza dough. Trauma?

Read: 30 Minute Roll

Since then, I’ve been contemplating in enrolling myself in baking class but I was hesitant to pay the fee. Nagkukuripot lang but one of my goals this year is to learn something new so last March, I decided to enroll in Bake Your Own Bread Class of Feed Studio Kitchen Studio

But it did not happen because my son has Saturday class on that date so I patiently waited for the next schedule. So when I received their email, I immediately told my husband about it. I was happy that my husband has no business trip so I can attend a class. 

I just inquired through email and I was advised to pay 50% downpayment and email the copy of deposit slip. The fee is P1600, inclusive of all the ingredients and recipe so all you have to do is attend the class from 9AM to 3PM



Last July 9, rain or shine off we went to Feed 5000 Kitchen Studio. I was there 30 minutes before class, early bird lang ang peg. It was our first time kasi so I make sure may allowance ako if ever maligaw kami. Hehehe!



The class started at past 9AM, we waited for other students pa kasi. Chef Len Santos-Ding taught us how to make ensaimada, cheeseroll, cinnamon roll, easy French baguettes and Italian breadsticks!



I enjoyed the baking class because we were only four students, I don’t know if that is always the scenario. But I think 6-8 students pwede sa isang class if I will consider the space. 



It was my first time to attend a baking class and I was happy with my experience because of the student participation, hands-on experience and you can ask questions during lessons. Chef Len is very approachable and kind to answer all our questions. 



Making bread is not easy because you need to mix, knead and roll. We’ve been doing those activities during our lessons. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of myself in action. I took a video of my partner while waiting for my turn to roll the dough.

  

Most of the time, I always think na meron naman niyan sa You Tube or you can read it in books but after attending the class, I realized that there are really things that you will not learn by just watching videos or reading books. It is also nice to attend classes because you will learn more and may slow motion on how to do the things the right way. Sharing the quote that I’ve learned in From Depressed to Determined ebook.


 “Learning from someone who already took the path you want to take is the best shortcut you can ever make”


So if you have the budget, go and take classes. I’m thankful for all the things that I’ve learned and I hope I can apply it at home. I really need more practice in kneading and rolling the dough. 

I was delighted with all our finished products. It was really good and yummy. My husband and son ate these breads when they picked me up. Namerienda na agad. Hehehe! 



And because I experienced how to make bread, I will never look the bread the same way again. Mahirap magmasa ha, masakit sa braso and kamay. Hehehe!

I will share my own bread soon, I just need to buy weighing scale, dough scraper and I hope I can replace my 10 years old mixer. Hehehe! 

Feed 5000 Kitchen Studio
43 Sulu St. Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City 
0917-8428496
feedfivethousand@gmail.com

37 comments:

  1. This is interesting! Ako din medyo kuripot so hindi ko mabitiwan pera haha, but after reading your post I'll take it into consideration. I mean if I learn something right why not? :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Agree, worth it naman ang bayad if you learn something.

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  2. Whenever I see posts like this that includes baking I really wish I have an oven here at home! It looks so easy on photos and videos, but I think you're right, mas okay pag nakikita first hand kung paano :) The pastries you made looks good!

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    1. Yes, iba yung pa rin pag nakikita at nahahawakan yung dough. Buy ka na ng oven. :)

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  3. Baking is one of the new skills I'm trying to develop. Tried baking muffins several times with the kids already. I hope to learn to bake our own bread too just like you. :)

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    1. It is really nice to eat your own pastries noh?

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  4. sis ano pa mga tinuturo nila, I want to bake for little kulit kasi. Congrats you make your own bread na

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    1. 5 recipes lang included sa class.

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  5. Ako din, most of the time kuripot mode. I can always just google or youtube it, is what I always say. It's really different though when you attend a class. :) I've never made bread before nor have I tried baking pastries. Next time, hopefully. :)

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    1. Yes, hands-on experience is the easiest way to learn something new.

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  6. Love the wall art - and the place in general! I would like to be able to bake my own bread but it's even harder than baking pastries. Galing mo!

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    1. Thanks! Bread is not easy because you need to mix, knead and roll. May waiting time pa like sa ensaimada. Almost 3 hours bago matapos.

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  7. Baking is also on my list; just couldn't squeeze it yet and would want a beautiful kitchen and countertop first ;)

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    1. I want to have nice kitchen too. :)

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  8. I took up a baking course at Tesda but wala yata akong natutunan...hahaha...but really, I want to learn and maybe turn it into biz one day!

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    1. Sad naman, I was planning Tesda nga nung una kaso wala malapit sa min. Good thing, may natutunan naman ko sa 1 day class. :)

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  9. My husband's dream is also to make breads! Pero parang ang hirap nga compared to baking cupcakes and cookies. Kudos to you!

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    1. Mas ok nga sa male itong bread, for sure easy lang sa kanila magmasa. :)

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  10. Aw! I volunteer my husband to attend. 1600 for that much bread to make? Worth it!

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    1. Si husband talaga ang mag-attend? Pwede dalawa kayo, bonding din. :)

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  11. OH, I wish I can also bake bread and cakes! Problem is, we don't even have an oven. lol.

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    1. Don't worry you can still make cakes and cupcakes using microwave oven or steamer. Google it, there are recipes though I haven't tried it.

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  12. I envy you! :) I can't bake bread and cupcakes and cookies. I've tried a few times pero fail talaga. I think I really need to invest in attending workshops 'cause searching for recipes and procedures online is sometimes not enough.

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    1. Try and try, dami ko rin unsuccessful pastries but attending class is really a good idea. :)

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  13. This is a great experience. I too is kuripot most of the time. But, given the budget, I would love to try this.

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    1. Yes, if may extra budget. Why not!

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  14. Wee. Sarap naman ng bread. My husband's fave is cinnamon and how i wish i could bake for him someday. I also agree that though there are tutorials via books and YouTube, iba pa rin if you attend classes. To more breads and cakes !!

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    1. True, there are secret tips pa na pwede mo makuha. :)

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  15. I've always wanted to learn how to bake. Unfortunately, we don't own an oven. :( Anyway, I'm actually going to Feed 5000 tomorrow for a workshop. It's not food-related though. But it's nice to see pics of the place here. I haven't been there before.

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  16. Naku I am a fail too on baking breads. But my favorite is banana bread kasi simple lang sya at masarap.

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    1. Yes, banana bread is easy to make. Mix lang ok na.

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  17. I always wanted to bake kaso hindi pa ako ganun ka interested lols. Favorite ko ang cinnamon rolls!

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    1. Hehehe! Magaling ka naman magmake-up. :)

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  18. Wow! very near my place! I have a question though, what's the oven that you use at home? I find making bread and chocolate chip cookies from scratch easier to make than cakes, because buttermilk is very expensive here in the PH... :3 Also, a tip when storing yeast, especially the instant ones, you can store them in the freezer for longer shelf life :)

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    1. I'm using gas range oven. Yes, freezer nga daw for longer shelf life. :) Thanks!

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  19. Matrabaho pala gumawa ng bread. XD

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