Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Everyone wants to bake San Francisco sourdough - they want the challenge, they want the flavour, they want the texture and most of all, they want the HOLES! There are hundreds of recipes for San Francisco Sourdough bread.  Some call for 100% wheat and some call for a wheat/rye dough.  The "sour to flour" ratio […]

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

If you love whole meal bread and you love sourdough bread you will love this easy recipe for delicious and  surprisingly light whole meal sourdough bread.  You can bake this with spelt or wheat flour and, although I used a white wheat sourdough starter because that is what I have, you can use a whole […]

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

OK, to last time I wrote a recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes and, don't get me wrong, they are delicious. However, because I have been working on sourdough recipes for the re publication of Home Made Sourdough, I have had to test a lot of pancake recipes and I developed a recipe that is even […]

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes

After much experimentation and giving thanks for three hungry men in the house, I think we have cracked the recipe for a good sourdough pancake. Firstly, though, why make sourdough pancakes? 1.  They have more flavour than regular pancakes - a nice kind of sour flavour that goes well with syrup or jam. 2.  You […]

Posted on 04. Jan, 2016 by .

Easy recipes for sourdough bread

Easy recipes for sourdough bread

Here at Virtuous Bread we have always been interested in making baking easy and accessible.  That is why our bread courses are so much fun and get such great reviews.  People leave our classes with LOADS of bread that they made themselves and they realise that it was both enjoyable and simple!  Our philosophy extends […]

Posted on 03. Jan, 2016 by .

The most remote bakery in the world (so far) is in Costa Rica!

The most remote bakery in the world (so far) is in Costa Rica!

In the tiny village of Ojochal, Costa Rica, the roads are all made of dirt and you require a four wheel drive to access some of the more remote houses.  Somehow, thought, it has become a centre of culinary delights with two really good restaurants and, among other things, an excellent bakery - Panaderis del […]

Posted on 25. Dec, 2015 by .

Baking bread with prisoners at The Clink

Baking bread with prisoners at The Clink

Over the years Virtuous Bread and the Bread Angels have been baking bread with prisoners.  It all started about four years ago in The Clink restaurant in a prison in Highdown prison in Sutton, Surrey.  We are still active there and Bread Angel Gaye Whitwam has taken over from me to teach sourdough baking to […]

Posted on 02. Dec, 2015 by .

Baking sourdough bread in a casserole dish

Baking sourdough bread in a casserole dish

I frequently make no-knead, crusty artisan bread.  In fact, it's so popular I bake it at least once a week and, but for the lack of more (extraordinarily expensive) cast iron casserole dishes, I would bake more at a time. The other day, I was proofing two 100% wheat sourdough loaves in bannetons.  It was taking […]

Posted on 22. Nov, 2015 by .

The easiest recipe for marmalade in the world

The easiest recipe for marmalade in the world

When my husband's father died we bought a tree to commemorate his life.  Enrique wanted a fruit tree because his father had always provided for them and so we bought a kumquat tree and as the little fruits have ripened I have put them in the freezer, waiting until I had enough to make marmalade. […]

Posted on 15. Nov, 2015 by .

The Easy Entrepreneur Tip Two:  It’s easy if you love it

The Easy Entrepreneur Tip Two: It’s easy if you love it

Running your own business is easy if you love it. I will go one step further:  you have to love it or you won't do it. Running a business is one of the most difficult things you will ever do: 1.  The time it takes out of your life is never ending. 2.  You work […]

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