Tag Archives: The Book of Buns
Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by virtuousbread.
If you are going to bake once a year, it's usually in the autumn. The first chilly nights inspire you to turn on the oven. The first dark evenings make you crave soup. Soup makes you want bread....it's really that easy. A seasonal ritual - and one we are not in control of. A seasonal […]
Posted on 24. May, 2015 by virtuousbread.
Since publishing All You Knead Is Bread and The Book of Buns, I have been busy in the food writing world! November 2014 saw the publication of Mexico - The Cookbook for which I was the contributing editor, perfecting my Mexican cookery skills along the way. May 2015 sees the publication of Homemade Sourdough. So, […]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2015 by virtuousbread.
Shortly after The Book of Buns was published, I received an e mail from a woman in the Netherlands, named Caroline. In the mail, she asked if I would mind if she set up a Facebook group called "Baking our Way Through The Book of Buns". I was thrilled and delighted of course. The group […]
Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Bublik are the Russian equivalent to bagels. The difference is that they are a little smaller and slightly sweet. In Russia they have always been sold by the dozen, strung on a string. In some rural communities you still see them sold that way. Eaten as a pastry with a cup of coffee or tea, […]
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 23. Aug, 2013 by virtuousbread.
If you can make brioche you can make conchas and here is a really easy recipe for conchas which are made of an enriched dough (not quite as enriched by a true recipe for brioche but not far off) that is shaped into balls and topped it with something akin to pastry. Really very delicious […]
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by virtuousbread.
Buns with fresh herbs A spot of culling was called for today as the herbs in their pots were looking rather leggy. Rather than throw all those lovely fresh herbs away, I made some lovely buns, adding fresh thyme, marjoram and rosemary. But first, here is my very first VINE video attempt (phew, a second […]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by virtuousbread.
In my research for my new book, The Book of Buns, I have discovered an amazing fact. Scalding flour before adding it to bread dough is not a technique limited to Scandinavia. In fact, is used all over Asia to make buns! Yes! Many of the recipes for the buns I have been eating for […]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by virtuousbread.
I am a baker, a writer, business woman and a social entrepreneur. I have an MBA from London Business School and until 2005 I was a partner in a strategy consulting firm, working with senior executives in international professional services firms to help resolve strategic, organisational, and leadership issues. From 2005-2010 I spent most of my […]