Archive for January, 2014

Can you make sourdough croissants?

Can you make sourdough croissants?

Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by .

Can you make croissants out of sourdough? The Weston A Price Foundation conference in London is coming up soon.  Some Bread Angels are getting together to deliver an "introduction to sourdough" workshop and this has inspired me to tackle some far out sourdough projects.  The answer to the question is:  Of course you can!  You […]

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Real bread changes lives – especially when it’s Italian bread

Real bread changes lives – especially when it’s Italian bread

Posted on 24. Jan, 2014 by .

Italian bread is perfect for sharing.  Whether it is tearing apart big fluffy-crispy focaccia at a party or dipping grissini into a communal bowl of something lovely or arguing loudly about how to fry garlic while you rip up ciabatta to mop up the sauce on your plate.....(I have begun to dribble). This week at […]

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Helping refugee women through bread

Helping refugee women through bread

Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by .

Just Bread's objective is to help refugees develop economic autonomy so they can make a positive contribution to the UK more quickly. Click below to help us buy a new oven - our current oven is small and, frankly, a bit rubbish for bread.   Click below to help us pay the amazing Bread Angel […]

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Working with vulnerable people through bread

Working with vulnerable people through bread

Posted on 17. Jan, 2014 by .

Nearly one year ago I received an e mail from a woman called Liz Siena.  She is an American who has long lived in London and who volunteers at a centre for refugee women in South London.  She found Virtuous Bread because she had an idea... “Wouldn’t it be nice to help (a refugee woman) […]

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What is a Rosca de Rayes and how do you make it?

What is a Rosca de Rayes and how do you make it?

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by .

Rosca de  Reyes is bread that Mexicans bake and eat to celebrate epiphany.  All over the world, epiphany is celebrated with special bread - enriched with butter, eggs, or milk; packed with dried fruit; or enhanced with spices - or all of the above!  The Mexican version is a very rich bread, flavoured with orange […]

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English bakers delight Sardinians at the Sagra Del Pane festival

English bakers delight Sardinians at the Sagra Del Pane festival

Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by .

Bread Angel Lisa Wilson and a group of volunteer angels returned from Sardinia late last year where they were baking at the annual Sagra Del Pane festival in Villaurbana, Sardinia.  Their floury activities were part of a cultural youth exchange run in conjunction with the British Council's Youth In Action Scheme.  Lisa reports back from a […]

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