Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

When I moved to England from Canada I was amazed to learn that English muffins were not English at all.  Who invented them?  Are they just called "muffins" in England and, if they are, how do people know when they are ordering an English muffin or a Canadian muffin? Even after living 25 years in […]

Posted on 22. Jan, 2016 by .

Simple recipe for rye and spelt sourdough bread with caraway seeds

Simple recipe for rye and spelt sourdough bread with caraway seeds

I confess, I am not a fan of caraway seeds.  I think maybe I over loaded on them when I was a child, or maybe I never liked them.  Recently, however, I have used them in cooking (rather than baking) as they are called for in my recipe for cabbage rolls (which I LOVE) and […]

Posted on 21. Jan, 2016 by .

Wonderful recipe for delicious sourdough rye and raisin bread

Wonderful recipe for delicious sourdough rye and raisin bread

In Canada there is a difference between "Raisin Bread" and "Bread with Raisins".  The latter has fewer raisins.  We are serious about our raisin bread in Canada and that proves it!  The one thing better than perfectly ordinary raisin bread is rye and raisin bread and this version, in sourdough, is completely yummy.  A little […]

Posted on 20. Jan, 2016 by .

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 […]

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