Oven Phobia Gone.

I'm oven phobic no more.

That's what I proudly told myself after completing my 6-hour baking workshop at Heny Sison Culinary School. I'm among the 9 oven phobics who attended Chef Patty Loanzon's  BAKING 101 for the Oven Phobic class last December 14 .

I was nervous at the start of the class but was relieved after learning that all of us had no baking experience. Well, I've experience baking once during our Home Economics class in high school but I couldn't remember the whole process.

I was seated at the second row sharing the table with 3 others who later became my group mates - Mommy Delia, Bev, and Jamie.

Chef Patty giving an intro on baking

The first 1-1/2 hour was spent on lecture where we got to learn the basic baking terms and techniques. I tried to jot down all the important tips Chef Patty shared with us. I missed being a student.

It was then followed up by a demo of the first recipe, Lola's Butter Cake.

view from the tilted mirror

Just before the break, we were asked to do that same recipe by group.

All the ingredients are placed in the tray, already measured out and placed in individual containers. In french, it's called "Mise en place" meaning "everything in place". See? I'm learning. The dry ingredients have already been premixed too.

Lola's Butter Cake ingredients: Butter, Sugar, Eggs, All-Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Vanilla, Rum



From time to time, Chef Patty would check on our progress.

 Chef Patty showing us the proper way of folding the batter

Chef Patty's perfect cupcakes. Where we able to replicate them? Check out the ff. photos.

Mommy Delia's turn to put the batter on the muffin pans

Tip: Fill the cup with only 3/4 full batter.

me and my groupmates

Lola's Butter Cake - available in all sizes! Hahaha!

Lola's Butter Cake - Chocolate Swirl version

After the break, we did 5 more recipes: Chocolate Banana Cake, Caramel Bar, After Eight Brownies, Best Chocochip Cookies, and Snickerdoodles.

 Chocolate Banana Cake ingredients: Bananas, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, All-Purpose Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Vanilla , Honey, Sour Cream, Rum, Raisins

mashing the bananas

 Chocolate Banana Cake - before baking

 Chocolate Banana Cake - after baking

 eating our cupcakes while waiting for the next group to finish

  Caramel Bar  ingredients: Cake Flour, Baking Powder, Butter, Brown Sugar, Condensed Milk, Eggs, Vanilla, Salt, Cashew Nuts (optional)

 pouring the caramel batter

Caramel Bar - before baking

Caramel Bar - after baking

  After Eight Brownies ingredients: All-Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa, Eggs, Butter, Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Salt, Chocolate Chips, Mint Oil (optional)

 Jamie carefully pouring the mint on a 1/8 teaspoon

Tip: Putting too much mint would make your brownies taste like toothpaste. Elk.

After Eight Brownies - before baking

 After Eight Brownies - after baking

Best Choco Chip Cookies ingredients: Bread Flour, Eggs, Butter, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Molasses, Glucose, Salt, Chocolate Chips

 Best Chocochip Cookies - before baking

 Best Chocochip Cookies - after baking

Snickerdoodles ingredients: All-Purpose Flour, Butter, Dark Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Baking Soda, Vanilla, Salt, Cinnamon, Sprinkles (optional)

 Snickerdoodles - before baking

 Snickerdoodles - after baking

We finished at exactly 4pm. We were called one by one and were handed our certificates.

 my certificate signed by Chef Patty and THE Heny Sison =)

I was happy with how the workshop turned out. I may only have a 25% contribution to the whole baking process but I'm proud with what the group had accomplished.

We divided the baked goodies among our group. Everyone was happy with a big box to take home.

The workshop fee by the way costs Php 2,500. That's inclusive of all the ingredients for the 6 recipes we made and a certificate of completion. You just need to bring your own apron and lots of confidence. =p

Want to join their workshops too?

Heny Sison Culinary School
33 Bonnie Serrano Avenue Cor.
Sunrise Drive, Crame, Quezon City


  1. Hi! would you mind sharing the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies? I'm curious about the glucose in the ingredient.

    Are you the one in blue in the picture? Hi! Tin! I often go to Heny Sison too! I love attending her classes, most of her recipes taste so good so I find its worth it going there.

    Its nice to see you conquering your oven phobia hehe :D

    1. The recipe's here. =)


  2. Hey! Would you mind sharing the recipe of the caramel bars too? :)

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll try to post the recipe soon. =)

  3. hi i also attended classes from her do you want to swap

  4. Wow!! Looks really delish! How I wish maka attend din ako ng workshop. I still remember nung grade school ako favorite ko panoorin yung cooking show ni Heny Sison sa channel 13. LOL. Gustong-gusto ko talaga matuto mag bake kaso wala lang chance. Up until now na may work na ako, wala pa kaming oven for baking.

    Microwave oven kasi nabili namin before. huhu! Sayang.


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