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Easy to bake bread for a coffee morning

Easy to bake bread for a coffee morning

Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by .

On Friday 30 September the MacMillan Cancer trust is sponsoring the world's biggest coffee morning to raise money for cancer.  For those of you who LOVE sweets and cakes and HATE them at the same time, why not take some lovely bread and butter along to the coffee morning?  With jam, honey or even marmite […]

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Baking courses in Sussex!

Baking courses in Sussex!

Posted on 26. Sep, 2011 by .

The travelling bread oven has just come back from Firle, E Sussex where I spent a glorious few days at the vicarage there, guest of the vicar who is called Pete.  Pete is a fascinating chap with a passion for good, local food and a deep and broad knowledge of the natural world.  Every day […]

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Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

Posted on 03. Sep, 2011 by .

Today is my friend Sue's 70th birthday party and yes, she and her husband of 87 are catering it themselves.  There promises to be the most amazing feast of coronation chicken, cooked ham, poached salmon, salads, mirangues, cream, strawberries and loads and loads of booze.  Not tea-total, not Sue and David! People are coming from […]

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Learn to bake bread in Belfast

Learn to bake bread in Belfast

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by .

A couple of weeks ago I went to Belfast for the very first time.  I went at the invitation of Lynne McClelland who loves bread and wanted to become a bread angel.  A couple of other lovely ladies had heard about Virtuous Bread and wanted to learn to bake sourdough.  So, we structured a couple […]

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30 new home bakeries in the UK and beyond

30 new home bakeries in the UK and beyond

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

Last week I completed the last Bread Angel course of the summer.  Sad because it is the end of the summer.  Glad because there are now 30 people in the world committed to making good bread and providing it to their local communities.  Let me give you the latest breakdowns. Locations include:  Home counties, Northern […]

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Satish Kumar on Baking and Breaking Bread

Satish Kumar on Baking and Breaking Bread

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by .

"Bread is sacred", Satish Kumar says.  "It is a holy thing. And because it requires all four elements to make it, it is the macrocosm in microcosm.  Thich Nhat Hann describes it as the body of the cosmos, and I think that is very apt.  When I eat it I am very aware that I […]

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Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

The travelling bread oven loves to demonstrate the sense of wonder, enchantment and achievement that comes with baking bread.  Very little is more satisfying than teaching this to kids and teens.  There is a natural sense of achievement in seeing your dough double in size in the bowl and there is a huge sense of […]

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Buttermilk bread is centre stage at the MLOVE ConFestival

Buttermilk bread is centre stage at the MLOVE ConFestival

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by .

Sadly the rain it raineth every day here at the castle today.  What this means for us is that we are getting wet.  What this means for the bread is that it is taking longer to rise because it is about 10 degrees cooler in the castle kitchen today! At 05.30 Max was already in […]

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Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .

Oh No!  What is the world coming to!  The travelling bread oven decends on Germany and makes bread in the castle! The MLOVE ConFestival kicks off today - a celebration of the mobile industry and an opportunity to think about its future.  The travelling bread oven is here to - well - part of that […]

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Eighth from the Italian Bread Project – Sourdough Focaccia di Recco

Eighth from the Italian Bread Project – Sourdough Focaccia di Recco

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

At a dinner party the other day I learned about Focaccia di Recco.  It is not Focaccia as we know it (but as we know by now, Italy is not one single country).  It is a dish made of thin layers of dough piled one on top of another with cheese in the middle and […]

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