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The lovers’ window – beautiful buns from Iraq to delight everyone – last of the Banned Buns

The lovers’ window – beautiful buns from Iraq to delight everyone – last of the Banned Buns

Posted on 05. Feb, 2017 by .

There is a beautiful bun from Iraq called shubbak el habayeb.  This translates into the Lovers' Window which I think is the nicest name of any bread in the whole world.  We need more love and we need more windows into other cultures so let's bake these and take them to protests and refugee centres, […]

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Celebrate with your neighbours and have these Syrian buns called Sfeeha

Celebrate with your neighbours and have these Syrian buns called Sfeeha

Posted on 04. Feb, 2017 by .

The travel ban has been judged to be unconstitutional which is great news.  Chaos will still reign, of course, but for now, let's celebrate with some more (no longer, but possibly will be again in the future) Banned Buns! These are the fourth in our series on Banned Buns and they are once again from […]

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Reach out and comfort someone from Libya with banned buns!

Reach out and comfort someone from Libya with banned buns!

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by .

The second in our recipe series about banned buns (you can read the first recipe here) this one comes from Libya and the bun is called Khubz bil ashab and it is really simple to make because it is a "no knead" bun. Virtuous Bread was set up as more than a bread site. It […]

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The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 by .

Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it's much easer to buy it than it used to be.  Consumers' interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing - in fact it's one of the main food trends and will continue for the next decade.  Small producers are at the leading edge […]

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Making bread in a wood fired oven

Making bread in a wood fired oven

Posted on 29. Jul, 2015 by .

Bustamente is a tiny town in the north of Mexico.  It has aspirations to be a "Pueblo Magico" - a "magic town" - a honour that is given by a national committee to towns that are either of great natural or architectural beauty, or historic importance or have lost of fun, high quality things to […]

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Baking bread in Hackney, East London

Baking bread in Hackney, East London

Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 by .

Bread Angels get up to all sorts of things in addition to baking bread and teaching bread classes.  We speak, write, demonstrate and volunteer.  Recently Rhiannon, Bread Angel and owner of the Epsom Bake House went to Hackney to bake bread.  Here is her report! Bread baking at Made in Hackney  Being a Bread Angel […]

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Bread Angels are winners at the World Bread Awards

Bread Angels are winners at the World Bread Awards

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by .

Every year, Tiptree hosts the world bread awards and I am delighted when the Bread Angels enter.  This year many of them did, and it is thrilling to report that three Bread Angels won awards at the event.  Click here to become a Bread Angel or learn to bake bread from a Bread Angel. Tacey […]

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Easy recipe for pita bread – fried rather than baked for extra deliciousness

Easy recipe for pita bread – fried rather than baked for extra deliciousness

Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 by .

Further to the earlier posts about great pita bread at the Lebanese place Arbanus in Mercado Roma I decided to try making fried pita bread.  I suspected the pita at Arbanus was fried both because of the size and shape and because the surface was mottled - something you don't get when you bake pita […]

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Community building through bread

Community building through bread

Posted on 12. Aug, 2014 by .

Virtuous Bread was established was to effect positive social change through bread.  Over the years many of the Bread Angels who have done the micro bakery course with Virtuous Bread have gone on to forge businesses as well as build communities through bread.  Working at schools, in prisons, and with old people, homeless people and […]

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Easy and delicious pizzas from Alpine Germany!

Easy and delicious pizzas from Alpine Germany!

Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by .

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 […]

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