Tag Archives: breadmaking

What is Italian 00 flour?

What is Italian 00 flour?

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

One of the questions I am frequently asked is, "what is 00 flour and how does it compare to English flour?"  This is swiftly followed by, "I am making focaccia/ciabatta/white bread out of the strong, stone ground English bread flour that you suggested I use and it is not turning into the Italian bread of […]

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Farinata – a gluten free “bread” from Sicily and beyond….

Farinata – a gluten free “bread” from Sicily and beyond….

Posted on 19. Jun, 2011 by .

I read about farinata years ago in a book about Sicily.  The author described landing in Palermo and making his way immediately and without stopping to a tiny little cafe in the back streets of Palermo in which the best farinata was served.  Piping hot bread like substance made of chick pea flour and water.  […]

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The world premiere of Baking a Basic Loaf

The world premiere of Baking a Basic Loaf

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by .

  While Jane is in Germany spreading the Virtuous Bread word (and eating plenty of  pumpernickel bread), I've had the honours to write about our latest project. The wonderful Shedlight Productions have helped us put together a nifty video tutorial, which makes it even easier to learn how to make bread. If you're already a […]

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Our Basic Bread Course

Posted on 20. Jan, 2011 by .

During the half day basic bread course, students will learn the practicalities and principles of how to bake a few different kinds of basic bread.  We will mix and knead the dough, be amazed that it rises, shape it, bake it, and admire it when it comes out of the oven, golden and perfect for […]

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Bread in the UK

Posted on 01. Jul, 2010 by .

Whether or not you make your own bread, you may be interested in eating and cooking with the best bread you can find.  An excellent source of general information and a force for change in the UK bread scene is the Real Bread Campaign. We are supporters and encourage you to become a supporter too. […]

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Truly wonderful bread courses

Truly wonderful bread courses

Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by .

At Virtuous Bread, we believe our bread classes and courses are the best you can find and this is because we truly care about our students. Our bread classes and bread courses are small and intimate.  We care about you, and work to create learning environments in which you feel comfortable and at home.  Prepare to get […]

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Virtuous Bread changes the world

Posted on 16. Jun, 2010 by .

Virtuous Bread was founded in 2010 to effect positive social change through bread. One winter day in 2009, my motorcycle would not start.  It turned out to be a rather complicated and expensive fix, and being short of money (I had just left my job as the stress of it was keeping me up at […]

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