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David Cameron and the cost of bread

David Cameron and the cost of bread

Posted on 05. Oct, 2013 by .

Poor David Cameron - he just isn't Margaret Thatcher who famously knew the price of everything both because she was a shop keeper's daughter and because she remained very connected to the everyday concerns of people trying to manage on a budget.  David Cameron, on the other hand, has shown that he has not bought […]

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How to Bake Bread

How to Bake Bread

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by .

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 […]

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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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Canadian sweet buns made with maple syrup and mashed potato!

Canadian sweet buns made with maple syrup and mashed potato!

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

Why would you add mashed potato to bread? Now, there is a question and it has its roots in the time when wheat was an expensive upstart, not widely grown or only imported, and potatoes were the cheaper option.  Used as filler, potatoes were one of a proud list of fillers:  local, cheap ingredients that […]

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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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How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by .

My friend Jules spent many years kind of ignoring the fact that she is German.  Educated in the UK and a following a career path that took her from St Louis to South Africa, when I first visited her in Hamburg she swore that there were no German restaurants in the city.  Then she thought […]

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Easy to bake bread for a coffee morning

Easy to bake bread for a coffee morning

Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by .

On Friday 30 September the MacMillan Cancer trust is sponsoring the world's biggest coffee morning to raise money for cancer.  For those of you who LOVE sweets and cakes and HATE them at the same time, why not take some lovely bread and butter along to the coffee morning?  With jam, honey or even marmite […]

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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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How do I make bread?

Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by .

Our favourite Bread Books The best books on how to make bread will certainly get you started on your bread making journey.  Good equipment is essential, and videos and recipes will extend your range and encourage you to try out new techniques.  Bread making classes, led by thoughtful and knowledgeable tutors such as the Bread […]

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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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