Family,  Food

Bettinna Carlos opens bakery with her siblings

By Kristelle Bechayda

Actress Bettinna Carlos has always been into baking and has been selling homemade squares, cookies, and cakes for a few a while now. But in her recent Instagram post, the single mom shares that her baking passion lies in making breads, which is something she has always wanted to do.

 

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When I was young all I wanted was to make pandesal even though I dont know how. Simply because I grew up having it everyday on the breakfast table. Come December 18, 2008 I got my hands on my first baking book and kneaded my first bread. I discovered how gratifying it was. From flour to dough to seeing it rise to getting cooked and eaten as an actual edible food. The joy from making to eating! Since then I would make breads by hand. Never with a mixer and never sold them because I couldnt make in big quantities. Di ko kaya masahin lahat ng kamay. By hand was the only way I wanted to make breads. In 2011 the Lord answered my cry for a business. I was a newly singled mom with barely anything. He said it was time to make money out of my costly baking hobby. So I obeyed even without background in business. I only made squares and cookies for 5 years and then cakes a year ago but still never bread. This year, TEN years since I first started baking and on the 7th year of my baking business, I am finally selling BREAD! 5 kinds of them! Serving them to people!!! I only realize today that that dream of mine is realized today. Sorry to sound so redundant but it only sunk in now when people entered @ckitchenry and inhaled the aroma of freshly baked bread and they all inevitably smiled. And when they tried the buchi bread with the sampler spreads they were SO happy and satisfied. I wanna cry. All I want is to make peoppe happy through food. I am just so thankful. I am overflowing with joy and tears of it because The Lord really knows the desires of our hearts. The deepest, oldest seemingly forgotten ones. And it is amazing how He has His own way and timing of letting them happen.💜 I praise you Jesus. Every desire and fruition of those come from You. It always comes back to You.☝️😭🙏 PS: Its not only my bread selling dream that came true today. MY KAHERA DREAMS TOO!😍 #DailyBitesABC #CKitchenry

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“When I was young all I wanted was to make pandesal even though I don’t know how. Simply because I grew up having it everyday on the breakfast table.” she writes. “Come December 18, 2008 I got my hands on my first baking book and kneaded my first bread. I discovered how gratifying it was. From flour to dough to seeing it rise to getting cooked and eaten as an actual edible food. The joy from making to eating!”

The hands-on single mom adds that ever since, she would make breads by hand, which was the only way she preferred. She didn’t sell them, though, because she couldn’t make breads in big quantities, even when she already started her baking business back in 2011.

Now 10 years since her first baking experience and on the seventh year of her business, Bettinna gleefully announces that she is finally selling bread in the newly opened bakery called C-Kitchenry that she manages with her siblings.

“I am finally selling bread! 5 kinds of them!” she exclaims. “It only sunk in now when people entered C-Kitchenry and inhaled the aroma of freshly baked bread and they all inevitably smiled.”

During the opening day last December 1, the customers particularly liked her buchi bread, much to Bettinna’s delight. Prior to the opening, she and her siblings (her sister Kat and brother Clinton) have been promoting C-Kitchenry’s Instagram account since July to give people a heads-up of what they were about to serve. Now that the doors of their business are finally open, Bettinna feels beyond grateful for all the blessings.

“I wanna cry. All I want is to make people happy through food. I am just so thankful. I am overflowing with joy and tears of it because The Lord really knows the desires of our hearts. The deepest, oldest seemingly forgotten ones. And it is amazing how He has His own way and timing of letting them happen.” she says.

C-Kitchenry is located at The Grove by Rockwell in Pasig. For more information, follow them on Instagram at @ckitchenry.

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