Archive for April, 2014

The keys to living a long and healthy life

The keys to living a long and healthy life

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

Baking and sharing bread are two of the keys to living a long and healthy life... 10 years ago, National Geographic magazine, Dan Buettner, and a group of demographers began a search for the keys to a long and healthy life.  They identified five "blue zones" - places in the world where people live to 100 years of […]

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There are many benefits to becoming a microbaker…

There are many benefits to becoming a microbaker…

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by .

...and in the end, they are all personal. Recently, Gaye taught the microbakery course to three lovely people.  This means that there are three new microbakers in the UK delivering excellent bread to people and businesses in their local communities.  Three new Bread Angels. People do the microbakery course for lots of different reasons:  to teach, […]

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Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by .

Home made hot cross buns are absolutely delicious but they are, I confess, a little fiddly and not for everyone.  To that end, I have been experimenting with baking the simplest EVER hot cross buns that require almost no work and are, yet, completely lush.  And here they are the no knead easter faux-caccia hot […]

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Francesca Barker – The Barker Baker talks drug addiction, crime, and baking

Francesca Barker – The Barker Baker talks drug addiction, crime, and baking

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by .

"Soda bread is my specialty...it sounds geeky but I just love the feel of dough." Bread really can change lives.  Francesca Barker took a micro bakery course last year and it changed her life.  Listen to her story here. You can read more about Francesca here and if you are inspired to become a micro […]

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