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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise - the "social" bit and the "enterprise" bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because they need to spend to help benefit society and because the people who run them […]

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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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Recipe for Stollen Success

Recipe for Stollen Success

Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by .

Book now to learn to bake stollen in time for Christmas! Stollen is a celebration bread with roots in Dresden where it was first mentioned officially in the fifteenth century.  Like many types of celebration bread, stollen is enriched with delicious, expensive things to honour guests and celebrate religious holiday.  Of course there is no […]

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Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Good bread takes time and connects us back to ourselves – notes from the MLOVE Castle

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .

Oh No!  What is the world coming to!  The travelling bread oven decends on Germany and makes bread in the castle! The MLOVE ConFestival kicks off today - a celebration of the mobile industry and an opportunity to think about its future.  The travelling bread oven is here to - well - part of that […]

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Eighth from the Italian Bread Project – Sourdough Focaccia di Recco

Eighth from the Italian Bread Project – Sourdough Focaccia di Recco

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

At a dinner party the other day I learned about Focaccia di Recco.  It is not Focaccia as we know it (but as we know by now, Italy is not one single country).  It is a dish made of thin layers of dough piled one on top of another with cheese in the middle and […]

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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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Baking bread and making berry jam = heaven

Baking bread and making berry jam = heaven

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by .

Even in the heart of London it is possible to feel a bit like you are living off the land.  Great ingredients are not too far away and, although I would find it a challenge to pick and grind my own grain for the bread, it is as easy as anything to pick fruit and […]

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Virtuous Bread’s travelling bread oven travels to The Urban Physic Garden

Virtuous Bread’s travelling bread oven travels to The Urban Physic Garden

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .

It feels like we announce news on a daily basis these days, there are simply so many exciting projects that we're involved with. Maybe we should have our own broadcast channel? We could call it The Daily Bread and trumpet out the latest loaf lowdown. The latest news to come out of Virtuous Bread's HQ […]

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Basic Bread Course

Posted on 20. Jan, 2011 by .

Learn to bake bread in London and around the UK We have bread baking courses in London and in lots of locations around the UK.  Click here to find a trainer by location or click here to search by course type or date. During the half day basic bread course, students will learn the practicalities and principles […]

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