Easy recipe for delicious Croatian bread Lepinja to celebrate the world cup!

Easy recipe for delicious Croatian bread Lepinja to celebrate the world cup!

Further to the free recipe for Brazilian cheese buns to get you in the mood for the World Cup, I thought I would play fair by offering a Croatian bread too.  This is delicious bread  is called Lepinja and it is like a fat pita bread.  You can cut open and stuff with things (think […]

Posted on 14. Jun, 2014 by .

Even easier recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Even easier recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Further to a previous post on making the perfect bun, I have had some feed back that some people are having trouble keeping their buns flat enough.  Part of that is fear:  you really can squish your dough balls flat before you pop them in the oven.  They will recover! However, if it's really concerning […]

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by .

Easy recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Easy recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Now that summer is here it's time to dust off the BBQ (unless you are South African in which case it is out all year round) and get grilling!  Every great burger deserves a great bun - something which many burger restaurants overlook (hence I always order without the bun because I just cannot bear […]

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 by .

What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

Why did I set up Virtuous Bread? I love baking bread - CHECK I am good at making bread, teaching baking, and running a business (by dint of the fact that I have customers and a business that is profitable) - CHECK I can get paid for baking bread and teaching others to bake bread […]

Posted on 26. May, 2014 by .

Virtuous Bread arrives in Mexico City!

Virtuous Bread arrives in Mexico City!

In the heart of Colonia Roma Norte, Virtuous Bread has teamed up with La Puerta Abierta bakery to offer a range of gorgeous cooking and baking classes, along side pizza evenings, mezcal tastings and much more!  Come in and sample the bread.  Come upstairs and see inside this unique, old house to view the wonderful […]

Posted on 23. May, 2014 by .

The true meaning of success

The true meaning of success

This past week end I went to my high school reunion.  It was a BIG year and yet at the drinks reception there were only about 6 of us (maybe 10% of everyone who could have come) and at the lunch on Saturday I was the only one from my class.  People at the reunion […]

Posted on 09. May, 2014 by .

The keys to living a long and healthy life

The keys to living a long and healthy life

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 […]

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

There are many benefits to becoming a microbaker…

There are many benefits to becoming a microbaker…

...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, […]

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by .

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

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

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 […]

Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by .

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

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

"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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