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Seriously delicious and easy no knead pizza dough

Seriously delicious and easy no knead pizza dough

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

During this month's baking courses we made some seriously delicious bread.  This included the absolutely amazing pizza which was a class lunch staple - the theme is bread afterall - and could not be easier to do even for a busy baker and teacher.  No knead pizza dough is simple and delicious.  As the name […]

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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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Success is about being remarkable – and we are

Success is about being remarkable – and we are

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

Dear Mr Godin You wrote a book called Purple Cow which is great and which says among other things if you want to have a remarkable company you have to have a great product that people want to buy and recommend and so the greatness of your product spreads by word of mouth. I know […]

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The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by .

Remember the famous no knead faux-caccia?  It's making another appearance today for lunch.  Nothing to eat for lunch?  Or, maybe nothing particularly fun?  Got some flour, water, salt, yeast and a few vegetables in the fridge.  This one is yours!  Recipe here! Come and take a bread course with us so you can learn how […]

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The Great British Bake Off starts today!

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by .

Sorry, missed the "one day to go to the Great British Bake Off" post as nothing much was happening with the 1857 sourdough.  It sat around all day - a pre-dough fermenting quietly away developing flavour and becoming easier and easier to digest. Last night I added 830 grams of white wheat flour, 50 g […]

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The all new sourdough faux-caccia

The all new sourdough faux-caccia

Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 by .

Remember faux-caccia? The easiest recipe in the world for focaccia?  A simple and delicious recipe for focaccia?  Well, it struck me, there is no reason why it cannot be a simple and delicious recipe for sourdough focaccia.  Or faux-caccia... Caution:  this post is short! Ingredients: 25 g rye sourdough starter (from the vat of sleeping […]

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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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Easy recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Easy recipe for delicious hamburger buns

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 by .

Now that summer is here it's time to dust off the BBQ (unless you are South African in which case it is out all year round) and get grilling!  Every great burger deserves a great bun - something which many burger restaurants overlook (hence I always order without the bun because I just cannot bear […]

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What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

What are the benefits of having a micro bakery

Posted on 26. May, 2014 by .

Why did I set up Virtuous Bread? I love baking bread - CHECK I am good at making bread, teaching baking, and running a business (by dint of the fact that I have customers and a business that is profitable) - CHECK I can get paid for baking bread and teaching others to bake bread […]

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Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Easter faux-caccia (or no knead hot cross “buns”)

Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by .

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 […]

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