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Success is about being remarkable – and we are

Success is about being remarkable – and we are

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Community building through bread

Community building through bread

Posted on 12. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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The Great British Bake Off starts today!

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

Posted on 26. May, 2014 by .

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 […]

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The true meaning of success

The true meaning of success

Posted on 09. May, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Francesca Barker – The Barker Baker talks drug addiction, crime, and baking

Francesca Barker – The Barker Baker talks drug addiction, crime, and baking

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by .

"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 […]

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The growth of the micro bakery in the UK

The growth of the micro bakery in the UK

Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by .

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 […]

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National Toast Day!

National Toast Day!

Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by .

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 […]

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