Archive for 'Bread and conversation'

Stretch your flour by adding other grains, flours, or vegetables to your dough!

Stretch your flour by adding other grains, flours, or vegetables to your dough!

Posted on 27. Mar, 2020 by .

Currently it is difficult to get flour.  Millers are working as hard as they can to fulfill orders.  There is not a shortage of grain, there are simply so many hours in a day for busy millers to fill the level of orders. If you are short of flour (and even if you are not) […]

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The Covid Cookalong

The Covid Cookalong

Posted on 22. Mar, 2020 by .

This session's Covid Cookalong will be No Knead Focaccia - you have to prepare the dough in advance (see recipe). Date:  29 March 2020 Time:  10.00 Eastern/15.00 UK time Recipe:  click here How to get in: 1.  Copy this URL and paste it into your search bar:  https://impact-coaches.zoom.us/j/8464473175 2.  If you have never used Zoom […]

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Simple recipe for the most delicious brioche in the world

Simple recipe for the most delicious brioche in the world

Posted on 23. Nov, 2018 by .

Apparently it's a tradition for American Thanksgiving to have dinner rolls on the table.  The addition of "dinner rolls" and "green bean casserole" to the Thanksgiving table are two "sides" which do not make it on to the Canadian Thanksgiving table, at least, not to ours.  I was delighted to be asked to make the […]

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The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

Posted on 16. Nov, 2018 by .

Here at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, we frequently reflect on bread.  Who bakes it?  Where are they baking it?  Why? And how?  People who come to bread classes may be surprised at how hard we make them work to knead the bread for 10 minutes by hand!  Insisting on this activity is a […]

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Announcing the UK’s first and only gluten free micro bakery course

Announcing the UK’s first and only gluten free micro bakery course

Posted on 04. Aug, 2018 by .

Would you like to set up your own Gluten Free Micro Bakery?  Look no further than here! We had a letter recently from a wonderful lady who was all ready to do the Bread Angels micro bakery course and then found out that one of her children is coeliac.  She wrote and asked if we […]

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Top Cheese Producers in the UK Small Food Awards 2018

Top Cheese Producers in the UK Small Food Awards 2018

Posted on 08. May, 2018 by .

This year saw incredible entries into the cheese category for the Small Food Awards.  The judges were delighted with the quality of the entries and after fierce discussion, awards the places to: Third Prize:  Lloyd Adams, owner of Greensand Ridge Cheese, for his Coggepole cheese. Second Prize:  Sophie, owner of Sheffield Cheese Masters, for her […]

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Small Food Awards 2018!

Small Food Awards 2018!

Posted on 28. Feb, 2018 by .

Virtuous Bread is thrilled to team up once again with The School of Artisan Food to host the Small Food Awards 2018! Click here to enter! This is our second year offering the awards to professional, small food producers in the UK and we are inviting small food producers in the following categories to enter: […]

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Bread Angles are successful entrepreneurs – Welcome Pig and Pepper!

Bread Angles are successful entrepreneurs – Welcome Pig and Pepper!

Posted on 17. Jan, 2018 by .

Bread Angel Laura Cheatle and her husband realised their dream of owning their own food business in 2017!  Welcome to the world -  the Pig and Pepper Deli in Buxton.... Before taking the microbakery course with Bread Angels, Laura had a successful career in social housing policy/ strategy in London.  After 10 years she wanted […]

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Improve your mental health by baking bread

Improve your mental health by baking bread

Posted on 21. Nov, 2017 by .

We are beginning to prove conclusively that baking bread, at least in part by hand, has a positive impact on mental health.  Without scientific evidence, we at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, the Bread Angels, and the thousands of people we have taught to bake bread over the years can give anecdotal evidence to […]

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You can change the world through bread

You can change the world through bread

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by .

We founded Virtuous Bread in 2010 to change the world through bread. Since that time many of the Bread Angels, and others associated with Virtuous Bread have baked in prisons and old people's homes, street shelters and schools. We have baked for charity and in hospices to comfort the ill. Recently, one of the Bread […]

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