Archive for October, 2011

Can I make stollen out of sourdough? Of course you can!

Can I make stollen out of sourdough? Of course you can!

Posted on 29. Oct, 2011 by .

Baking sourdough stollen Teaching baking at The Clink restaurant in High Down Prison is always a blast.  There are new things to see, do, and try every time.  We did a lot of Italian Baking this year.  We had the world premiere of the sourdough hot cross bun.  This month, we prepared (in addition to […]

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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise - the "social" bit and the "enterprise" bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because they need to spend to help benefit society and because the people who run them […]

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Simple recipe for sweet buns

Simple recipe for sweet buns

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 by .

What is is about buns?  Or, more precisely about bun dough?  Christmas bread, Easter bread, other festival, celebration, and holiday bread - it's all more or less made of the same thing - bun dough. The English are particularly good at buns:  Chelsea buns, Sally Lunns, rock cakes, bath buns - it's all going on […]

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How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by .

My friend Jules spent many years kind of ignoring the fact that she is German.  Educated in the UK and a following a career path that took her from St Louis to South Africa, when I first visited her in Hamburg she swore that there were no German restaurants in the city.  Then she thought […]

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Real Bread in India

Real Bread in India

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

Lisa Wilson, part of the extended Virtuous Bread family, is working for an NGO in India.  From there she writes about the friendships that are made whilst rolling out the perfect roti... "I am living and working for an NGO, a free residential school for deaf and disabled children named ‘Mamta Mandir’ in a village […]

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Where to find real bread in Leicestershire!

Where to find real bread in Leicestershire!

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

The great food of Leicestershire was celebrated on Monday when the top prize was awarded at the finale of the Leicestershire Cook Off for the dish that best reflects the best that Leicestershire has to offer. The competition was not insignificant.  This was not a comp for good enthusiasts - no sir!  One professional chef, […]

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