Tag Archives: Bread Angels
Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Further to the earlier posts about great pita bread at the Lebanese place Arbanus in Mercado Roma I decided to try making fried pita bread. I suspected the pita at Arbanus was fried both because of the size and shape and because the surface was mottled - something you don't get when you bake pita […]
Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Dear Mr Godin You wrote a book called Purple Cow which is great and which says among other things if you want to have a remarkable company you have to have a great product that people want to buy and recommend and so the greatness of your product spreads by word of mouth. I know […]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Virtuous Bread was established was to effect positive social change through bread. Over the years many of the Bread Angels who have done the micro bakery course with Virtuous Bread have gone on to forge businesses as well as build communities through bread. Working at schools, in prisons, and with old people, homeless people and […]
Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Remember the famous no knead faux-caccia? It's making another appearance today for lunch. Nothing to eat for lunch? Or, maybe nothing particularly fun? Got some flour, water, salt, yeast and a few vegetables in the fridge. This one is yours! Recipe here! Come and take a bread course with us so you can learn how […]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Sorry, missed the "one day to go to the Great British Bake Off" post as nothing much was happening with the 1857 sourdough. It sat around all day - a pre-dough fermenting quietly away developing flavour and becoming easier and easier to digest. Last night I added 830 grams of white wheat flour, 50 g […]
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 […]