The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

Here at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, we frequently reflect on bread.  Who bakes it?  Where are they baking it?  Why? And how?  People who come to bread classes may be surprised at how hard we make them work to knead the bread for 10 minutes by hand!  Insisting on this activity is a […]

Posted on 16. Nov, 2018 by .

Announcing the UK’s first and only gluten free micro bakery course

Announcing the UK’s first and only gluten free micro bakery course

Would you like to set up your own Gluten Free Micro Bakery?  Look no further than here! We had a letter recently from a wonderful lady who was all ready to do the Bread Angels micro bakery course and then found out that one of her children is coeliac.  She wrote and asked if we […]

Posted on 04. Aug, 2018 by .

Top Cheese Producers in the UK Small Food Awards 2018

Top Cheese Producers in the UK Small Food Awards 2018

This year saw incredible entries into the cheese category for the Small Food Awards.  The judges were delighted with the quality of the entries and after fierce discussion, awards the places to: Third Prize:  Lloyd Adams, owner of Greensand Ridge Cheese, for his Coggepole cheese. Second Prize:  Sophie, owner of Sheffield Cheese Masters, for her […]

Posted on 08. May, 2018 by .

Small Food Awards 2018!

Small Food Awards 2018!

Virtuous Bread is thrilled to team up once again with The School of Artisan Food to host the Small Food Awards 2018! Click here to enter! This is our second year offering the awards to professional, small food producers in the UK and we are inviting small food producers in the following categories to enter: […]

Posted on 28. Feb, 2018 by .

Bread Angles are successful entrepreneurs – Welcome Pig and Pepper!

Bread Angles are successful entrepreneurs – Welcome Pig and Pepper!

Bread Angel Laura Cheatle and her husband realised their dream of owning their own food business in 2017!  Welcome to the world -  the Pig and Pepper Deli in Buxton.... Before taking the microbakery course with Bread Angels, Laura had a successful career in social housing policy/ strategy in London.  After 10 years she wanted […]

Posted on 17. Jan, 2018 by .

Improve your mental health by baking bread

Improve your mental health by baking bread

We are beginning to prove conclusively that baking bread, at least in part by hand, has a positive impact on mental health.  Without scientific evidence, we at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, the Bread Angels, and the thousands of people we have taught to bake bread over the years can give anecdotal evidence to […]

Posted on 21. Nov, 2017 by .

You can change the world through bread

You can change the world through bread

We founded Virtuous Bread in 2010 to change the world through bread. Since that time many of the Bread Angels, and others associated with Virtuous Bread have baked in prisons and old people's homes, street shelters and schools. We have baked for charity and in hospices to comfort the ill. Recently, one of the Bread […]

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by .

Bread Angels strike gold at the World Bread Awards

Bread Angels strike gold at the World Bread Awards

The World Bread Awards were more popular than ever this year.  More entries, more categories and a much higher standard of competition.  The Global HQ of Virtuous Bread is thrilled to announce that Bread Angels picked up an impressive collection of 18 awards and were runners up in two categories. Bread Angels are all professional bakers.  […]

Posted on 12. Nov, 2017 by .

Three of the best bakery hacks for you!

Three of the best bakery hacks for you!

Setting up a bakery can seem daunting.  Even if you want to mess around at home after taking one of our wonderful bread courses can seem daunting. All that stuff!  It may seem like rather a lot to spend, especially if you don't know whether you are going to take to it. Ladies and gentlemen […]

Posted on 29. Sep, 2017 by .

Bread is a winner at the Great Taste Awards 2017

Bread is a winner at the Great Taste Awards 2017

The Great Taste Awards 2017 results are out and our very own Bread Angel, Liz Wilson aka Ma Baker has scooped up a two-star award and a three-star award for her bread. What a fantastic achievement! Organised by the Guild of Fine Foods, and judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to […]

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