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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 […]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2014 by virtuousbread.
This is the single most popular question when I do a talk on sourdough - "can I make sourdough focaccia?" and the answer is of course - YES! Remember, we only learned how to cultivate yeast in the mid 1800s and we have been baking for thousands of years. So - you can make ANYTHING […]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Can you make croissants out of sourdough? The Weston A Price Foundation conference in London is coming up soon. Some Bread Angels are getting together to deliver an "introduction to sourdough" workshop and this has inspired me to tackle some far out sourdough projects. The answer to the question is: Of course you can! You […]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Just Bread's objective is to help refugees develop economic autonomy so they can make a positive contribution to the UK more quickly. Click below to help us buy a new oven - our current oven is small and, frankly, a bit rubbish for bread. Click below to help us pay the amazing Bread Angel […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Rosca de Reyes is bread that Mexicans bake and eat to celebrate epiphany. All over the world, epiphany is celebrated with special bread - enriched with butter, eggs, or milk; packed with dried fruit; or enhanced with spices - or all of the above! The Mexican version is a very rich bread, flavoured with orange […]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2013 by virtuousbread.
This approach to making focaccia came to me in the night as I was dreaming about experimental holiday bread: A simple recipe for delicious real bread that you can make at home with almost no work so you can enjoy the holidays as much as everyone else. And impress your friends and family. The approach […]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by virtuousbread.
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. […]
Posted on 27. Aug, 2013 by virtuousbread.
What should I put in my child's lunch box? It's confusing and difficult to know what to put into a packed lunch. You want your kids to actually eat their lunch. You want to pack a healthy lunch. You want them to have variety and your kid wants a cool packed lunch. Look no further […]
Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by virtuousbread.
Virtuous Bread helps people make and find and learn about good bread and in so doing to forge the link between bread and virtue. The 3 years of operation have seen countless posts about bread, flour, milling and baking; bread baking recipes, videos, and books; thoughtful speeches, challenges, and rants at events around the world; […]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2013 by virtuousbread.
In March 2013, Virtuous Bread received funding from Ex Cell and the Hope Foundation to give the Bread Angel course 6 ex offenders, teaching them the essentials of setting up a micro bakery. Here we catch up with one of them, Francesca Barker, The Barker Baker. In one word, how would you describe your life […]