Tag Archives: Bread Angels
Posted on 26. May, 2014 by virtuousbread.
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 09. May, 2014 by virtuousbread.
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 12. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
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 09. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
"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 […]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Micro businesses are an important segment of the business population in the UK. They are technically defined as businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than 2 million euros of turnover. 2 million euros? I'll take that (or half that or a tenth of that) and be running a business on whose profits I […]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by virtuousbread.
It's national toast day and here at the global headquarters of Virtuous Bread we make it national REAL TOAST day! We are celebrating by having toasted rye and whole wheat sourdough toast with schmaltz on it. Huzzah! Note the crispy edges in the photo? Real toast does not have any sugar in it so it […]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2014 by virtuousbread.
This is the single most popular question when I do a talk on sourdough - "can I make sourdough focaccia?" and the answer is of course - YES! Remember, we only learned how to cultivate yeast in the mid 1800s and we have been baking for thousands of years. So - you can make ANYTHING […]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Can you make croissants out of sourdough? The Weston A Price Foundation conference in London is coming up soon. Some Bread Angels are getting together to deliver an "introduction to sourdough" workshop and this has inspired me to tackle some far out sourdough projects. The answer to the question is: Of course you can! You […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Rosca de Reyes is bread that Mexicans bake and eat to celebrate epiphany. All over the world, epiphany is celebrated with special bread - enriched with butter, eggs, or milk; packed with dried fruit; or enhanced with spices - or all of the above! The Mexican version is a very rich bread, flavoured with orange […]
Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Bread Angel Lisa Wilson and a group of volunteer angels returned from Sardinia late last year where they were baking at the annual Sagra Del Pane festival in Villaurbana, Sardinia. Their floury activities were part of a cultural youth exchange run in conjunction with the British Council's Youth In Action Scheme. Lisa reports back from a […]