Tag Archives: virtuous bread
Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Home made hot cross buns are absolutely delicious but they are, I confess, a little fiddly and not for everyone. To that end, I have been experimenting with baking the simplest EVER hot cross buns that require almost no work and are, yet, completely lush. And here they are the no knead easter faux-caccia hot […]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by virtuousbread.
"Soda bread is my specialty...it sounds geeky but I just love the feel of dough." Bread really can change lives. Francesca Barker took a micro bakery course last year and it changed her life. Listen to her story here. You can read more about Francesca here and if you are inspired to become a micro […]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by virtuousbread.
Micro businesses are an important segment of the business population in the UK. They are technically defined as businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than 2 million euros of turnover. 2 million euros? I'll take that (or half that or a tenth of that) and be running a business on whose profits I […]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2014 by virtuousbread.
A couple of weeks ago saw a celebration of Women on the Move in London. Women on the Move is an organisation that champions refugee and immigrant women and the awards ceremony is an important event in their calender. Liz, from Just Bread, contacted them to see if the women on the Just Bread baking […]
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 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 18. Nov, 2013 by virtuousbread.
The tasty bits of this week's bread were more or less left overs. With my parents gone after a two week stay, the house was virtually emptied of chia seeds and there was more keffir than you could shake a stick at. With the best will in the world I would need to buy more […]