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Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

Posted on 22. Jan, 2016 by .

When I moved to England from Canada I was amazed to learn that English muffins were not English at all.  Who invented them?  Are they just called "muffins" in England and, if they are, how do people know when they are ordering an English muffin or a Canadian muffin? Even after living 25 years in […]

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Easy recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes

Posted on 04. Jan, 2016 by .

After much experimentation and giving thanks for three hungry men in the house, I think we have cracked the recipe for a good sourdough pancake. Firstly, though, why make sourdough pancakes? 1.  They have more flavour than regular pancakes - a nice kind of sour flavour that goes well with syrup or jam. 2.  You […]

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Easy recipes for sourdough bread

Easy recipes for sourdough bread

Posted on 03. Jan, 2016 by .

Here at Virtuous Bread we have always been interested in making baking easy and accessible.  That is why our bread courses are so much fun and get such great reviews.  People leave our classes with LOADS of bread that they made themselves and they realise that it was both enjoyable and simple!  Our philosophy extends […]

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Easy rye bread recipes

Easy rye bread recipes

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by .

It's fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great thing is that baking with rye is really easy. There are a few characteristics of […]

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Should I eat lard?

Should I eat lard?

Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by .

Those who know me know I am a huge fan of lard.   Lard is 40% saturated fat to butter's 50%.  So if you eat butter you really should also be eating lard with a certain amount of gay abandon, unless you have a religious reason not to, of course, or if you are a […]

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When is my sourdough starter ready?

When is my sourdough starter ready?

Posted on 03. Nov, 2015 by .

Further to the post about sourdough starters being ready where there are photos and some marvellous commentary, here's the very short movie that actually shows sourdough starter being spooned from the bowl and dribbled into the water. Don't coax it to float.  Spoon the refreshed sourdough starter up and dribble it in the glass of […]

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Fat free, vegan, sourdough banana and blueberry muffins – yes you can!

Fat free, vegan, sourdough banana and blueberry muffins – yes you can!

Posted on 15. Aug, 2015 by .

There are many things you can do with sourdough beside making bread.  Sourdough scones (recipe here), is one of the things we make a lot and recently we have been experimenting with sourdough muffins and sourdough "quick breads" or "tea cakes". Among the benefits of baking bread with sourdough is that the flour goes through […]

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Can you make sourdough croissants?

Can you make sourdough croissants?

Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Move over San Francisco sourdough – New Haven is here!

Move over San Francisco sourdough – New Haven is here!

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

Make your own sourdough starter in just four days Making your own sourdough starter takes just four days.  I will repeat that:  it only takes four days to make a sourdough starter.  You have your sourdough starter forever and making your own starter just means you have a four day delay on home made bread […]

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Sprouted rye bread (bread made with sprouted rye flour)

Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by .

Sprouted flour has special characteristics so please read the post on baking with it before you try this! Version One:  Sourdough Day One: Refresh your rye sourdough starter 20 g rye sourdough starter 60 g sprouted rye flour (I use Bread Link flour - all flours vary) 120 g water 200 g total weight Mix.  […]

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