Archive for February, 2014

Baking with Refugee Women – more from the Just Bread project

Baking with Refugee Women – more from the Just Bread project

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by .

The Just Bread project goes from strength to strength.  The women are growing in confidence, today they are going to sell the bread they make and next week they are catering an event!  WOW!  For the event we actually need to move from Myatt's Fields because the oven is not big enough for us to […]

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Change the world through bread whichever way you look at it

Change the world through bread whichever way you look at it

Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by .

"I am a human being, but on the strength of my imagination - tied as it is - I can be a bridge" Hannah Hoch wrote this in her diaries.  She was a German artist who was born at the end of the 19th century and who died at the end of the twentieth.  Her […]

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National Toast Day!

National Toast Day!

Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by .

It's national toast day and here at the global headquarters of Virtuous Bread we make it national REAL TOAST day!  We are celebrating by having toasted rye and whole wheat sourdough toast with schmaltz on it.  Huzzah!  Note the crispy edges in the photo?  Real toast does not have any sugar in it so it […]

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Can I make sourdough focaccia?

Can I make sourdough focaccia?

Posted on 23. Feb, 2014 by .

This is the single most popular question when I do a talk on sourdough - "can I make sourdough focaccia?" and the answer is of course - YES! Remember, we only learned how to cultivate yeast in the mid 1800s and we have been baking for thousands of years.  So - you can make ANYTHING […]

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