Tag Archives: Bread recipes
Posted on 31. Jan, 2017 by virtuousbread.
Ka'ak are the third in our series on Banned Buns (click here to read the first and second of our banned bun recipes). They are little, crispy buns shaped like tiny bagels and they used to be on sale all over Syria in coffee shops, bakeries and bars. Sprinkled with sesame seeds and satisfying crunchy, […]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by virtuousbread.
I went to a nutritionist several years ago to understand how to lose a couple of kilos safely and permanently. She told me categorically that you need to do three things: 1. You need to cut out sugar altogether. 2. You need carbohydrates to give you energy and provide a balance to your diet but […]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by virtuousbread.
I asked around for a recipe for Semlor - the Swedish buns that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent. They are rich, sweet bread rolls, spread with marzipan and then stuffed with cream and then crammed into waiting mouths (see below...). In the true tradition of Shrove Tuesday cooking, Semlor […]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by virtuousbread.
The Eastern, or Atlantic provinces of Canada were settled by Scots and Irish looking for a brighter future. They brought many of their customs and traditions from food to music - indeed there are still some gallic speaking communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This bread most certainly has celtic origins. If the oats […]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by virtuousbread.
How do I know my bread is done? We get a lot of e mails from our wonderful students about the actual baking process which may not go exactly to plan when they get home. Here is a list of the top five concerns: 1. How do I know the bread is done? 2. Does […]
Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 by virtuousbread.
What is is about buns? Or, more precisely about bun dough? Christmas bread, Easter bread, other festival, celebration, and holiday bread - it's all more or less made of the same thing - bun dough. The English are particularly good at buns: Chelsea buns, Sally Lunns, rock cakes, bath buns - it's all going on […]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by virtuousbread.
Book now to learn to bake stollen in time for Christmas! Stollen is a celebration bread with roots in Dresden where it was first mentioned officially in the fifteenth century. Like many types of celebration bread, stollen is enriched with delicious, expensive things to honour guests and celebrate religious holiday. Of course there is no […]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2011 by virtuousbread.
Today is my friend Sue's 70th birthday party and yes, she and her husband of 87 are catering it themselves. There promises to be the most amazing feast of coronation chicken, cooked ham, poached salmon, salads, mirangues, cream, strawberries and loads and loads of booze. Not tea-total, not Sue and David! People are coming from […]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by webmaster.
Talking to people is a wonderful way of gathering recipes. Bakers are extremely generous with their recipes because bakers know that each and every loaf of bread is unique. The size, strength and scent of the baker's hands, the origin and quality of the ingredients, the oven, the heat and humidity of the day...all of these things effect […]