Archive for April, 2013

Easy recipe for Montreal bagels

Easy recipe for Montreal bagels

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by .

Further to the recent fixation on bagels - including posts on what is the perfect bagel, and reviews of the South Street Bagel Bakery and Spread Bagelry in Philadelphia, I have finally had time to write up the recipe for Montreal bagels that will appear in The Book of Buns - available for pre order […]

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Baking with children at Sarum Hall School

Baking with children at Sarum Hall School

Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by .

Gaye Whitwam has been teaching children how to cook for years.  Her business is called Sticky Mitts and she is delighted to have been teaching the same children for years - watching them grow up as she helps them prepare good food.  A couple of years ago she became a Bread Angel and now bakes […]

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Easy recipe for crackers for National Bread Week

Easy recipe for crackers for National Bread Week

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by .

To celebrate National Bread Week with something a little bit different, here is a simple recipe for home made crackers.  Ever wonder how to make crackers?  Well, here you go.  Your life may never be the same again! Ingredients: For the dough 300 g strong white bread flour 100 g semolina 300 g water 2 […]

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What to do in Philadelphia

What to do in Philadelphia

Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by .

In a little deviation from bread, I just have to take a moment and tell you that I love Philly.  Philadelphia is simply a great town.  There is a ton of culture (galleries, live music venues, theatres, concert halls, art in public buildings), are wonderful restaurants (and plenty of room for more), plenty of history, […]

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New York Bagels in Philadelphia?  Indeed yes…

New York Bagels in Philadelphia? Indeed yes…

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by .

Where can I get good New York Bagels?  I ask myself over and over as I bite (and then give to the birds) into a doughy, tasteless "New York" style bagel.  Bland, huge, and a bit like chewing on a mattress.  I wrote about this in an earlier post and was thrilled, just a few […]

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Where to get good bagels in Philadelphia

Where to get good bagels in Philadelphia

Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by .

On a bit of a bagel riff recently, I was excited to discover that Philadelphia has a "Montreal Style" bagel bakery called Spread Bagelry.  I hot footed it down there yesterday (on the first spring day Philadelphia has seen and EVERYONE had ditched their jackets and was eating lunch outside) to try it out.  In […]

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Top Food Blogs

Top Food Blogs

Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by .

Virtuous Bread is delighted that Recipes US found us!  That means we are doing our job and, through the website, making it fun and easy for people to make and find and learn about good bread.  Thanks everyone!    

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What is the perfect bagel

What is the perfect bagel

Posted on 02. Apr, 2013 by .

I describe myself as Jew-ISH as opposed to Jewish.  The point, as I am sure you appreciate, is that I don't have a drop of Jewish blood but I have plenty of chutzbah, talk loudly, over-feed guests, and love a good bagel.  It can have a schmear of cream cheese, a blob of chopped liver, […]

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