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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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What is Italian 00 flour?

What is Italian 00 flour?

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

One of the questions I am frequently asked is, "what is 00 flour and how does it compare to English flour?"  This is swiftly followed by, "I am making focaccia/ciabatta/white bread out of the strong, stone ground English bread flour that you suggested I use and it is not turning into the Italian bread of […]

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Farinata – a gluten free “bread” from Sicily and beyond….

Farinata – a gluten free “bread” from Sicily and beyond….

Posted on 19. Jun, 2011 by .

I read about farinata years ago in a book about Sicily.  The author described landing in Palermo and making his way immediately and without stopping to a tiny little cafe in the back streets of Palermo in which the best farinata was served.  Piping hot bread like substance made of chick pea flour and water.  […]

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Virtuous Bread’s travelling bread oven travels to The Urban Physic Garden

Virtuous Bread’s travelling bread oven travels to The Urban Physic Garden

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .

It feels like we announce news on a daily basis these days, there are simply so many exciting projects that we're involved with. Maybe we should have our own broadcast channel? We could call it The Daily Bread and trumpet out the latest loaf lowdown. The latest news to come out of Virtuous Bread's HQ […]

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Deep in the land of bread….

Deep in the land of bread….

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by .

Deep in rural Bavaria there is a particular farm that has diversified into offering holidays, riding lessons, a local produce food store, a high end vegetarian restaurant (yes!  in Bavaria!) that offers cooking classes (vegetarian!  in Bavaria!) and a fantastic bakery/cafe. Through the glass, we watched the bread and cake bakers at work and, even […]

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The world premiere of Baking a Basic Loaf

The world premiere of Baking a Basic Loaf

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by .

  While Jane is in Germany spreading the Virtuous Bread word (and eating plenty of  pumpernickel bread), I've had the honours to write about our latest project. The wonderful Shedlight Productions have helped us put together a nifty video tutorial, which makes it even easier to learn how to make bread. If you're already a […]

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Chickens, kittens and eggs in a fine cosmic balance

Chickens, kittens and eggs in a fine cosmic balance

Posted on 27. May, 2011 by .

"Which chicken?" The characteristic I-swallowed-a-trombone-for-my-breakfast voice of Pete rumbled down the line. This was in response to the frantic "I killed a chicken and I am so sorry" message that I left earlier in the day. To be absolutely honest, that was not my message. My message went more like this: "Pete, it's Jane here.  […]

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The travelling bread oven takes up chicken sitting – with mixed success

The travelling bread oven takes up chicken sitting – with mixed success

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

Virtuousbread.com's travelling bread oven arrived in Firle, East Sussex yesterday to hold three days of baking classes at The Vicarage, thanks to my friend Pete the vicar who is away at the moment on his book tour.  In exchange for the run of the house and the fantastic oven, I was asked to feed the […]

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