Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

We are delighted, always, when new Bread Angels spread their wings, leave the nest, and join the fold!  Welcome to James Clark from Leicester - soon to be baking real bread and selling it in his community, providing real bread to make your lives happier and better!  Welcome James! If you would like to realise […]

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

Buy bread and learn to bake with award winning micro bakers

Buy bread and learn to bake with award winning micro bakers

We are delighted to announce that four Bread Angels scampered away with prizes at this year's World Bread Awards.  Baking from their micro bakeries, these talented bakers sell bread and teach baking courses.  Come and learn to bake bread! Jen bakes in her micro bakery in Bracknell, Surrey. Click here to take a baking course […]

Posted on 14. Oct, 2016 by .

Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

If you are going to bake once a year, it's usually in the autumn.  The first chilly nights inspire you to turn on the oven.  The first dark evenings make you crave soup.  Soup makes you want bread....it's really that easy.  A seasonal ritual - and one we are not in control of.  A seasonal […]

Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by .

A New Bread Angel to swell the microbakery ranks!

A New Bread Angel to swell the microbakery ranks!

We are thrilled to welcome Jenny Hammerton as our newest Bread Angel!  Jenny is an amazing, eclectic person with close familial ties to a brewer in Islington called Hammertons.  So, she is EXTRA special!  She has a wonderful blog with recipes from the stars that you should really check out because they all look amazing […]

Posted on 28. Sep, 2016 by .

Virtuous Bread and the School of Artisan Food are thrilled to launch the Small Food Awards

Virtuous Bread and the School of Artisan Food are thrilled to launch the Small Food Awards

The School of Artisan Food and Virtuous Bread are delighted to launch the first annual Small Food Awards. These awards will celebrate small, professional food producers in the UK who are often on the leading edge of innovation and excellence in the food industry. In 2016 we have five categories including chocolate, bread, charcuterie, cheese, and viennoiserie. Entrants must meet the following criteria: […]

Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 by .

The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it's much easer to buy it than it used to be.  Consumers' interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing - in fact it's one of the main food trends and will continue for the next decade.  Small producers are at the leading edge […]

Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 by .

The language of lack and longing

The language of lack and longing

Many people focus on what they don't have.  You may know them: everything about what they say and what they do reinforces how their life is incomplete.  In general, they speak one of two languages:  the language of lack or the language of longing.  The language of longing has about it a kind of sadness […]

Posted on 10. Aug, 2016 by .

Three MORE micro bakers joined the Bread Angels recently

Three MORE micro bakers joined the Bread Angels recently

It's been a bit of a hectic spring with one thing and another.  A spring that has had me reaching for the mixing bowl rather a lot, so I have been a bit derelict in my duties as the cheerleader in chief for all Bread Angels, and especially the new ones.  In addition to the […]

Posted on 09. Aug, 2016 by .

Three new Bread Angels fly the nest…Just Saying!

Three new Bread Angels fly the nest…Just Saying!

Welcome to our three newest micro bakers.  Susanna from Wimbledon, Laura from Dalston and Sarah from Folkestone.  They have their wings!  Good bread in these communities flying your way soon..... Would you like to have your own micro bakery?  Earn money doing what you love and building your local community?  Sign up for the micro […]

Posted on 08. Aug, 2016 by .

How do I store my sourdough starter?

How do I store my sourdough starter?

I recently received a question about keeping sourdough starters.  The writer had the sad experience that his starter went mouldy and died.  What, he asked, could he do to prevent this from happening given that he uses his starter once every couple of weeks.  I have written about making and using starters and this made […]

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