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Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by .

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 […]

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What is in your bag of flour (part one)….

What is in your bag of flour (part one)….

Posted on 07. Feb, 2012 by .

What is flour?  Flour is ground up grain, right? You may be shocked to learn that this is not necessarily fully so.  On a recent trip to Canada I took the time to read the ingredients on the back of a flour bag.  It is a national brand, an institution, in fact, called Robin Hood.  […]

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Learn to bake bread and enrich your life in 2012

Learn to bake bread and enrich your life in 2012

Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by .

Wow, it's 2012.  Time for new year's resolutions, getting fit for the Olympics, gathering strength for the US elections and adapting to our continually changing world in which we are all locked into economic recession, the perplexing impact of technology, joblessness and increasing hopelessness among young people, and the usual nasties of war, famine, and […]

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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise - the "social" bit and the "enterprise" bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because they need to spend to help benefit society and because the people who run them […]

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Simple recipe for sweet buns

Simple recipe for sweet buns

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 by .

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 […]

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Recipe for Stollen Success

Recipe for Stollen Success

Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by .

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 […]

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Learn to bake bread in Belfast

Learn to bake bread in Belfast

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by .

A couple of weeks ago I went to Belfast for the very first time.  I went at the invitation of Lynne McClelland who loves bread and wanted to become a bread angel.  A couple of other lovely ladies had heard about Virtuous Bread and wanted to learn to bake sourdough.  So, we structured a couple […]

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30 new home bakeries in the UK and beyond

30 new home bakeries in the UK and beyond

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

Last week I completed the last Bread Angel course of the summer.  Sad because it is the end of the summer.  Glad because there are now 30 people in the world committed to making good bread and providing it to their local communities.  Let me give you the latest breakdowns. Locations include:  Home counties, Northern […]

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Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Baking with Teen Camp at MLOVE 2011

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

The travelling bread oven loves to demonstrate the sense of wonder, enchantment and achievement that comes with baking bread.  Very little is more satisfying than teaching this to kids and teens.  There is a natural sense of achievement in seeing your dough double in size in the bowl and there is a huge sense of […]

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Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .

Oh No!  What is the world coming to!  The travelling bread oven decends on Germany and makes bread in the castle! The MLOVE ConFestival kicks off today - a celebration of the mobile industry and an opportunity to think about its future.  The travelling bread oven is here to - well - part of that […]

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