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Easy recipe for date and walnut bread

Easy recipe for date and walnut bread

Posted on 15. Mar, 2017 by .

Want a change from raisin bread?  Try baking this absolutely delicious date and walnut bread for breakfast instead.  The tips for making it super tasty include scalding the dates and dry roasting the walnuts before you add them.  Scalding the dates makes them sticky and gooey which produces a moist, chewy crumb.  Dry roasting the […]

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How to bake the perfect baguette – first place in the great baguette bake off

How to bake the perfect baguette – first place in the great baguette bake off

Posted on 22. Feb, 2016 by .

The moment you have been waiting for in the long drawn out series of posts on how to bake the perfect baguette!  Just a quick recap: Fourth Place - French Culinary Institute Third Place - Week end Bakery Second Place - Richard Bertinet First place goes to a baker I love, admire, and respect.  From […]

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Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by .

Soda bread is a classic Irish bread.  This simple recipe for soda bread is ready in 30 minutes and is perfect for when you do not have a lot of time, when you have run out of bread or when unexpected guests show up for lunch!  Delicious and satisfying, it compliments any meal with its simple elegance. […]

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Easy recipe for sourdough hot crossed buns

Easy recipe for sourdough hot crossed buns

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by .

Many people are dedicated to sourdough but are not quite sure how to "translate" their favourite recipes into sourdough recipes.  One lovely reader, Charlotte, sent the following message and photo to us having found and baked the sourdough hot crossed bun recipe on the website. "Hi Jane, I just wanted to let you know that […]

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Venetta Leyland – Bread Angel, philanthropist, baker

Venetta Leyland – Bread Angel, philanthropist, baker

Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by .

Venetta Leyland did the Bread Angels course to learn how to set up a home baking business earlier this year.  Soon after completing the course, she founded The Tiny Bakery in her kitchen outside Milton Keynes.  She is proof positive that anyone with passion and drive can run a successful bakery from home, winning prizes, […]

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What is the cost of an industrially made loaf?  A great deal more than you think…

What is the cost of an industrially made loaf? A great deal more than you think…

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by .

In August 2012 VB was invited to speak at the Greenbelt Festival on the topic of where faith, art, and justice collide.  After some thought it became clear that they collide more often than not where craft and industry meet.  It takes enormous faith be a craftsperson - faith in oneself in the face of […]

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Baking at The Clink restaurant – in prison

Posted on 21. Jul, 2010 by .

One of the ways in which VB changes the world through bread is baking with prisoners.  We have volunteered at The Clink restaurant in Highdown prison for years now and we have just started to work with The Clink restaurant at Cardiff prison.  We started doing this for lots of reasons and we still do […]

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