Archive for October, 2012

Food blogging in Toronto?  Not really….

Food blogging in Toronto? Not really….

Posted on 25. Oct, 2012 by .

Toronto loudly declares itself a world city, no doubt as a result of the deep cultural mix which has resulted in a vibrant and varied restaurant scene.  There is no doubt that there is good food to be had in restaurants in the city - both "canadian" and authenically "ethnic".  With so many immigrants (and […]

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Milling grain the gentle way

Milling grain the gentle way

Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by .

I am sure our position on industrially milled grain is clear.  We believe you should use gently milled grain if at all possible.  When grain is gently milled it retains more of its natural goodness and that is a Good Thing.  The best (BEST) mill - define it how you will - that we have […]

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Video:  How to stretch and twist dough for breadsticks, knots and other fancy things

Video: How to stretch and twist dough for breadsticks, knots and other fancy things

Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by .

Watch this video about shaping bread into bread sticks and other fancy shapes.  With only four simple ingredients, bread made with a high protein wheat flour has infinite variety because you can stretch and shape it.  The creativity of the baker comes out not only in how the bread tastes but also in the bread […]

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Video:  How to shape dough into a sausage – the starting point!

Video: How to shape dough into a sausage – the starting point!

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by .

Shaping dough into a sausage is the most basic of all shapes and the one used the most whether you are going to bake in a tin, plait the dough, cut it into buns, or make baguettes.  The sausage is not difficult to master and it is one you really do need to know.  Here […]

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Video:  How to make a braided (plaited) loaf

Video: How to make a braided (plaited) loaf

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by .

Making a braided or a plaited loaf is very easy and impressive.  Challah, a Jewish celebration loaf is braided, as are many celebration loaves for high days and holidays.  All You Knead is Bread has two recipes that ask you to braid - one for challah and one for kringel. Here is a little video […]

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Virtuous Bread creates jobs.  Yes, that is one of the things we do.

Virtuous Bread creates jobs. Yes, that is one of the things we do.

Posted on 11. Oct, 2012 by .

Job creation.  That's one of the key things we do at the end of the day. Virtuous Bread makes it fun and easy for people to make and find and learn about bread and forge the link to bread and virtue.  We run bread courses to teach people how to bake bread.  We teach people […]

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Video:  How to make bread rolls and buns

Video: How to make bread rolls and buns

Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by .

There is a knack to shaping buns and once you have learned it you will never forget - just like riding a bike.  So, have a little glace at the short video below that accompanies All You Knead Is Bread, and then have a go.  Don't think about it too much just relax and roll […]

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Video:  How to shape a loose and tight ball

Video: How to shape a loose and tight ball

Posted on 04. Oct, 2012 by .

Stretching and folding dough after its first rise is the first step in making many different shapes.  So is rolling the dough into a loose ball or making a cob - which is just a dough blob in a tight ball!  But there is a knack...  In this video we show you how, so you […]

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