Archive for July, 2010

Phew!  7 handmade loaves baked in the bakeoff!

Phew! 7 handmade loaves baked in the bakeoff!

Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by .

Too tired to say much except thank you to Fergus Collins from BBC Countryfile magazine who hung out with me today and baked seven loaves of bread in the first annual TMCG bake off!  Seven different loaves of bread made from seven different whole meal flours:  6 milled using either wind or water power from […]

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Why virtuous bread?  Am I insane?  Or am I making a difference?

Why virtuous bread? Am I insane? Or am I making a difference?

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by .

Yesterday, I asked someone  the following question:  If I say "bread" and "virtue" together what springs to mind?  I confess I was testing my own sanity in a way.  Is what I am doing insane or will it make a difference.  Why indeed virtuous bread?  Why is this so important to me and is it […]

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It never rains but it pours

It never rains but it pours

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by .

More flour from East Anglia has arrived!  A beautiful bag of flour from Wicken Windmill in Cambridgeshire also floated in today, for which my heartfelt thanks.  We have an even half dozen so far to be gazing at lovingly before the TCMG/BBC Countryfile/virtuousbread.com first annual bake  off!  I promise I have not so much as […]

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An avalanche of post

An avalanche of post

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by .

The waggon has come in from East Anglia.  The Prior's flour, milled by wind power at Foster's Mill, Swaffham Prior has arrived - in a box that used to contain dog food.  I was a little alarmed until I realised that the lovely people at the mill were just recycling.  Thank you to them for […]

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Cann Mills’ flour has arrived!

Cann Mills’ flour has arrived!

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by .

The ever wonderful Michael Stoate, referenced in an earlier post has just sent me his bag of flour which is very exciting indeed!  So we are four for flour so far for the great, first annual, Countryfile/TCMG/Virtuousbread.com bake off!

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How do you say Thank You in Welsh?

How do you say Thank You in Welsh?

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by .

You say "ddioch" but don't ask me to pronounce it.  Thankfully, this is a written blog so I can write a big ddioch to the people at Halen Mor who are providing Halen Mor gwyn a glan o gymru - that is sea salt from Wales - for the first annual (it's become the first annual) BBC/TCMG/Virtuousbread.com […]

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Thank you Allinson!

Thank you Allinson!

Posted on 23. Jul, 2010 by .

Don't you just find that some people are just so kind and amazing?  In fact, here at virtuousbread.com we find that most people are kind and amazing.  The people at Allinson, for example, are kind and amazing. Now, Allinson is a huge flour miller and is not participating in the bake off because they are […]

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Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

Posted on 23. Jul, 2010 by .

Momentum is gathering as flour continues to arrive at virtuousbread.com for the BBC Countryfile/Traditional Cornmillers Guild bakeoff as described about a week ago here.  The latest arrival is from Redbourntury Watermill in St Alban's Hertfordshire, for which many thanks. Continue to watch this space as we count down to 30 July!

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Decline and fall of the UK bread culture

Decline and fall of the UK bread culture

Posted on 22. Jul, 2010 by .

Andrew and his wife Sybille farm Andrew's family farm up in Northumberland.  Taking the farm organic and researching exactly what strains of wheat, rye, and spelt he wanted to grow on it was a multi year process for Andrew, one that took him all over the world and back to university.  Having succeeded, against all […]

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It’s the second coming!

It’s the second coming!

Posted on 22. Jul, 2010 by .

Well, no not really, but the second bag of flour has arrived for the bake off!  From the lovely millers at Mount Pleasant Windmill in Lincolnshire. Things are hotting up for the bake off with Fergus Collins, our man from the BBC Countryfile Magazine. Get ready!

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