A new kind of pork bun

A new kind of pork bun

No pork here because it's The PIGLET BUN!!!!!  How cute is this.  Recipe here! What do we think the marmoset from the west thinks about this?

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

Community building through bread

Community building through bread

Virtuous Bread was established was to effect positive social change through bread.  Over the years many of the Bread Angels who have done the micro bakery course with Virtuous Bread have gone on to forge businesses as well as build communities through bread.  Working at schools, in prisons, and with old people, homeless people and […]

Posted on 12. Aug, 2014 by .

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

Remember the famous no knead faux-caccia?  It's making another appearance today for lunch.  Nothing to eat for lunch?  Or, maybe nothing particularly fun?  Got some flour, water, salt, yeast and a few vegetables in the fridge.  This one is yours!  Recipe here! Come and take a bread course with us so you can learn how […]

Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by .

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

Sorry, missed the "one day to go to the Great British Bake Off" post as nothing much was happening with the 1857 sourdough.  It sat around all day - a pre-dough fermenting quietly away developing flavour and becoming easier and easier to digest. Last night I added 830 grams of white wheat flour, 50 g […]

Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by .

Two days to go to the Great British Bake Off

Two days to go to the Great British Bake Off

I am no nearer remembering whether it's the badger of the North, the fox of the midlands or the silver bear - anyone can help me?  In any case, the point is that I AM nearer (1 day nearer) to making my GBBO bread - ready for the launch of 2014 GBBO.  Bake along!  The […]

Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by .

Three days to go to the Great British Bake Off!

Three days to go to the Great British Bake Off!

So....bread that takes three days to make?  NOT A PROBLEM!  With the 1857 sourdough it takes at least 3 days to make bread (it's a plan in advance and sit around and wait sort of bread).  So, without further ado, day minus three to the GBBO: Refresh the 1857 sourdough: More interested in bread than […]

Posted on 03. Aug, 2014 by .

Recipe for fat free scones

Recipe for fat free scones

These are "scones" rather than scones and - you know what - I  like them even better! The refreshed sourdough takes the place of the fat so the "scones" do not rise as much as scones in which butter exploding in the flour as it melts helps to create layers of air in the dough […]

Posted on 19. Jul, 2014 by .

The all new sourdough faux-caccia

The all new sourdough faux-caccia

Remember faux-caccia? The easiest recipe in the world for focaccia?  A simple and delicious recipe for focaccia?  Well, it struck me, there is no reason why it cannot be a simple and delicious recipe for sourdough focaccia.  Or faux-caccia... Caution:  this post is short! Ingredients: 25 g rye sourdough starter (from the vat of sleeping […]

Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 by .

Simple and Delicious No Knead Pizza Dough Recipe

Simple and Delicious No Knead Pizza Dough Recipe

No Knead dough is perfect for pizza!  Do you want pizza for dinner?  It takes a second to make the dough first thing in the morning and then you can put it in the fridge and let it sit around all day. Do you want pizza for lunch?  It takes a second to make the […]

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