Tag Archives: Bread Angels

Great recipe for sourdough bagels

Great recipe for sourdough bagels

Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by .

Always remember that yeast was "invented" so we could actually hold it in our hands in the mid 1800s.  Yet, we have been baking for about 10,000 years (give or take a few).  So, before 1850 and, really before the second world war, all bread was made with a sourdough culture.  Variously called the "mother", […]

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Easy recipe for “pizza bread”  – delicious everyday bread

Easy recipe for “pizza bread” – delicious everyday bread

Posted on 24. Jan, 2016 by .

This easy bread is so delicious I urge you to try it the next time you make bread.  It's a simple white or whole meal dough topped, stuffed and baked.  The resulting bread is moist, savoury and flavourful.  Perfect for making sandwiches, dunking in soup and toasting for a savoury breakfast. Try it today! Ingredients […]

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Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

Posted on 22. Jan, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Wonderful recipe for delicious sourdough rye and raisin bread

Wonderful recipe for delicious sourdough rye and raisin bread

Posted on 20. Jan, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Baking bread with prisoners at The Clink

Baking bread with prisoners at The Clink

Posted on 02. Dec, 2015 by .

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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Baking sourdough bread in a casserole dish

Baking sourdough bread in a casserole dish

Posted on 22. Nov, 2015 by .

I frequently make no-knead, crusty artisan bread.  In fact, it's so popular I bake it at least once a week and, but for the lack of more (extraordinarily expensive) cast iron casserole dishes, I would bake more at a time. The other day, I was proofing two 100% wheat sourdough loaves in bannetons.  It was taking […]

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The easiest recipe for marmalade in the world

The easiest recipe for marmalade in the world

Posted on 15. Nov, 2015 by .

When my husband's father died we bought a tree to commemorate his life.  Enrique wanted a fruit tree because his father had always provided for them and so we bought a kumquat tree and as the little fruits have ripened I have put them in the freezer, waiting until I had enough to make marmalade. […]

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The Easy Entrepreneur Tip Two:  It’s easy if you love it

The Easy Entrepreneur Tip Two: It’s easy if you love it

Posted on 10. Nov, 2015 by .

Running your own business is easy if you love it. I will go one step further:  you have to love it or you won't do it. Running a business is one of the most difficult things you will ever do: 1.  The time it takes out of your life is never ending. 2.  You work […]

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