A thrilling find in Manila for the amateur baker. I can’t believe I found some bread flour (very, very rare in Philippine groceries) at the Metro grocery in Market!Market! last week. The U.S. made flour, specifically formulated with a higher gluten/protein? content, is exactly what I need for holiday baking of ensaimadas, attempts at a french baguette a la Saveur magazine, etc. At roughly PHP250 or so, it was also reasonably priced. I bought 30 pounds worth before writing this post, and if you want some, I would skeedadle over there quick, as there are only 60-70 pounds left on the shelves. I always have such a long list of things to bake for the holidays, and end up making only a few of the items on the list. But I hope this year I can get to several types of cookies at least. As usual, the holidays are looming fast and furious, and I am still reeling from recent Cebu office shenanigans! Happy baking this holiday season!