Tag Archives: jane mason
Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Remember faux-caccia? The easiest recipe in the world for focaccia? A simple and delicious recipe for focaccia? Well, it struck me, there is no reason why it cannot be a simple and delicious recipe for sourdough focaccia. Or faux-caccia... Caution: this post is short! Ingredients: 25 g rye sourdough starter (from the vat of sleeping […]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by virtuousbread.
These squashy, ovalish flattish pizza-like things are just perfect for sharing with your friends while you watch Germany play in the World Cup. They are simple to make and if you prepare the dough now you can put it in the fridge until tomorrow when you are ready to use it. The dough is typically […]
Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Now that summer is here it's time to dust off the BBQ (unless you are South African in which case it is out all year round) and get grilling! Every great burger deserves a great bun - something which many burger restaurants overlook (hence I always order without the bun because I just cannot bear […]
Posted on 26. May, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Why did I set up Virtuous Bread? I love baking bread - CHECK I am good at making bread, teaching baking, and running a business (by dint of the fact that I have customers and a business that is profitable) - CHECK I can get paid for baking bread and teaching others to bake bread […]
Posted on 09. May, 2014 by virtuousbread.
This past week end I went to my high school reunion. It was a BIG year and yet at the drinks reception there were only about 6 of us (maybe 10% of everyone who could have come) and at the lunch on Saturday I was the only one from my class. People at the reunion […]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Home made hot cross buns are absolutely delicious but they are, I confess, a little fiddly and not for everyone. To that end, I have been experimenting with baking the simplest EVER hot cross buns that require almost no work and are, yet, completely lush. And here they are the no knead easter faux-caccia hot […]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
"Soda bread is my specialty...it sounds geeky but I just love the feel of dough." Bread really can change lives. Francesca Barker took a micro bakery course last year and it changed her life. Listen to her story here. You can read more about Francesca here and if you are inspired to become a micro […]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Micro businesses are an important segment of the business population in the UK. They are technically defined as businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than 2 million euros of turnover. 2 million euros? I'll take that (or half that or a tenth of that) and be running a business on whose profits I […]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2014 by virtuousbread.
A couple of weeks ago saw a celebration of Women on the Move in London. Women on the Move is an organisation that champions refugee and immigrant women and the awards ceremony is an important event in their calender. Liz, from Just Bread, contacted them to see if the women on the Just Bread baking […]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by virtuousbread.
It's national toast day and here at the global headquarters of Virtuous Bread we make it national REAL TOAST day! We are celebrating by having toasted rye and whole wheat sourdough toast with schmaltz on it. Huzzah! Note the crispy edges in the photo? Real toast does not have any sugar in it so it […]