Archive for December, 2011

Learning to bake bread with Virtuous Bread

Learning to bake bread with Virtuous Bread

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by .

It seems incredible that 2011 is nearly over.  Yesterday I taught the final class of the calendar year - a dinner party bread class - and the class felt like a dinner party, it went by so quickly with lots of chat and banter, good food and drink, and general lively cheer.  If anyone doubts […]

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The Final Word on German Christmas Stollen

The Final Word on German Christmas Stollen

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by .

"Triumphant". That's it, that's the final word.  After baking and teaching and yeasting and sourdoughing all autumn long I was finally able to cut into some stollen this week.  First the sourdough stollen at The Clink and second (had to try it before the Fourth Advent Tea this Sunday) at home. Triumphant.  So triumphant the […]

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What kind of bread do they eat in South Africa?

What kind of bread do they eat in South Africa?

Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by .

When I lived in Johannesburg in 2002 the bread was abysmal.  Lots of white sliced and I cannot recall a decent baker.  I know that baking at altitude poses some challenges, but the are not insurmountable, and I could only conclude that the Johannesburgers has become used to white sliced bread in a bag - […]

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