November 26, 2008

PRODUCT: Flexipan

Flexipan is a combination of silicone and fiberglass designed for food use. This unique combination gives Flexipan unequalled strength and durability, combined with exceptional non-stick properties.
Available in various shapes and designs.

Using Flexipan:

Place your Flexipan on the perforated baking sheet or grid before filling it to facilitate transport to the oven or freezer. If some of the indents are empty, you are advised to fill them with water. If not, the indents could lose their non-stick properties.

The Flexipan can be used in any oven, ventilated or deck oven.

Depending on the product, unmoulding is easily made either by bending the mould around the frozen products (mousses of creme brulee) or the gelified products, or by turning the mould upside down for baked products.

To clean, simply soak the mould in soapy water using a non abrasive sponge and a non aggressive detergent.
After washing, placing the Flexipan tray in the oven at 150C for 2 minutes will sterilise it and make it perfectly hygienic.

Philippine Daily Inquirer features the Sonlie Team - Reggie Aspiras

Kitchen Rescue
Where to get non-stick baking pans

By Reggie Aspiras
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted Thursday 11/12/2008

NIZETTE wrote me many moons ago asking me for baking mold suggestions. I didn’t have a brilliant answer then.

Though I’ve been using silicone pans/molds for years, the prices I get are far from friendly and are justifiable only because I make a living out of them.

I understand Nizette’s frustration. Nothing could be as disappointing as toiling in the kitchen, making sure that everything is done perfectly, then, once the batter is on the pan, the cake remains stuck to the baking pan.

Those who bake know what I am talking about!

But finally, I have found my favorite baking pans/molds—

Demarle Flexipans!

I swear by them. The first time I used them, the sheen of my cakes were exceptional: lacquer-finished! Didn’t stick at all! And it seems to be getting even better each time.

Flexipan is a combination of silicone and fiberglass, which gives it its exceptional non-stick properties.

I am not saying they are cheap, but they are surely worth every penny. Way cheaper than my previous brand, with fantastic results! And if you feel there’s no need to ice your cakes, they will still look 100-percent, professionally done.

How to take care of silicone pans

Filling. Put your Flexipan on a baking sheet or grid before filling it.

Un-molding. Simply deform the mold or lift the edges for smaller shapes.

Cleaning. Simply soak in hot water using a non-abrasive sponge and a non-aggressive detergent.


Maybe you can help make my Christmas wish come true—to sell fancy donuts here in our province. I like baking but have very little knowledge with yeast breads and since I am just starting out, I cannot afford a consultant or franchise. Maski po recipe is fine. I can test if I will be successful.

Hope you could help me out. Merry Christmas po!



I thank you for my new-found pans, Junboy! Because of your letter, I contacted the baking team of Sonlie that I have somehow lost touch with.

Last time I recall having worked with them was for my Halloween bread masks. Recently, I found out they are now the exclusive distributors of Demarle Flexipans!

Sonlie is a company that imports and distributes baking supplies, molds, Saf-Instant Yeast, chocolates, etc.

These men will make your dreams come true. They actually train those who are interested in opening a bread/pastry-based business, for free. They are the perfect start-up team to aid you in your bakeshop, and in your case, Junboy, donut business. So, “donut” worry! With their help, you “donut” have to wait too long to succeed!

I wish you all the luck, Junboy! Ito, maagang pamasko, a donut recipe plus glaze recipe variations. Merry Christmas din sa‘yo!

If you need further help, or if you wish to buy their products, call 09177943117 / 09178322332.

November 25, 2008

RECIPE: Fudge Brownies

Blend and Sift:

Bread Flour 80% 196 g
Soft Flour 20% 49 g
Bensdorp Cocoa 45% 110 g

Sugar 220% 539 g
Glucose 40% 98 g
Salt 2% 5 g
Margarine 75% 184 g
Vegetable Oil 40% 98 g
Eggs 150% 368 g
Cashew Nuts 25% 61 g


· Blend then sift bread flour, soft flour and Bensdorp cocoa. Set aside
· Cream sugar, glucose, salt, margarine and oil. Add eggs.
· Add the flour mixture and mix smooth.
· Deposit on paper lined jellyroll pans and top with nuts.
· Bake at 160oC for 30-35 mins.

Fudge Icing:
Powdered sugar 100% 100 g
Corn Syrup 30% 30 g
Water 10% 10 g
Shortening 30% 30 g
Bensdorp Cocoa 30% 30 g
Milk powder 10% 10 g

· Blend and sift all dry ingredients.
· Dissolve corn syrup in water then add the rest of the ingredients.
· Use double boiler and cooked until slightly thick.
· Pour and spread on top of the brownies, then top with the rest of the nuts.
(Note: Cut the brownies first before pouring the fudge icing.)

November 21, 2008

RECIPE: Donuts

Sonlie Team Donut

Bread flour 70% 350g
Soft flour 30% 150g
Sugar 10% 50g
Salt 1.5% 7g
Milk powder 5% 25g
Corn starch 3% 15g
Eggs 10% 50g
Baking powder 4% 20g
Margarine 10% 50g
Saf-Instant Yeast 1.2% 6g
Magimix Yellow (bread improver) 0.4% 2g
Water 46% 230g

Mix all dry ingredients except yeast together with the margarine. Add the yeast then put eggs and water. Mix until semi-smooth or underdeveloped. Ferment for 45 minutes. Cut to sizes (10g, 20g, 30g) and form into desired shapes. Proof for 45 minutes then fry at 175ÂșC for 35 seconds each side. Let cool then decorate and/or fill as you wish.

Toffee Glaze

Bianka MB 200g
Molasses 10g
Fresh milk 40g
Fondant powder 40g

Mix until smooth. Warm before using.

Sugar Syrup

Sugar 150g
Water 75g

Mix until fully dissolved. Add vanilla to taste.

Sugar Glaze

Fondant powder 100g
Warm water 25g

Mix until smooth.

Cinnamon Sugar

Sugar 150g
Cinnamon 4g


Nova Cream

Nova powder/Custard powder 100g
Fresh milk 300g

Mix until smooth.