It was already dark. I was about to go home but I rushed back to office to get the forgotten piece of monay bread. I’ll be in office again the next morning. I could have it for breakfast. However. I do not want to take chances. It might get stale. How can I let it go to waste when many of our kababayan have no food to eat, begging on the streets and digging garbage to find partially rotten foods. So I walked back for the bread and went home after.
The next evening, I found the very same bread inside the microwave oven. Was my effort gone to waste? It was still soft, like newly baked. The baker was sure quite skilled and used quality ingredients.
It’s now time to put the kawali oven into good use. This simple diy oven composed of: 1) kawali, the magic frying pan, 2) cover, choose the size which fit the kawali, and 3) wire rack, the stand for holding hot cauldron right after cooking. Perhaps it is the most available option.
To reheat. Place the frying pan over the gas stove set to lowest flame. Put the wire rack in pan, then the bread on wire rack. Finally, cover the pan and wait until the desired heat is achieved.
Now my bread is as good as it was!
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.