configure kernel in openembedded


is it possible to configure the kernel that was downloaded, patched
and compiled by openembedded
in-place without having to download and patch it by hand?
I want to compile some drivers in (using make menuconfig).

bitbake -c menuconfig virtual/kernel
bitbake -f -c compile virtual/kernel
bitbake virtual/kernel

step 2 is not needed if you did not build the kernel before (which may
or may not be necessary)

have fun, Frans