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Buy bread and learn to bake with award winning micro bakers

Buy bread and learn to bake with award winning micro bakers

Posted on 14. Oct, 2016 by .

We are delighted to announce that four Bread Angels scampered away with prizes at this year's World Bread Awards.  Baking from their micro bakeries, these talented bakers sell bread and teach baking courses.  Come and learn to bake bread! Jen bakes in her micro bakery in Bracknell, Surrey. Click here to take a baking course […]

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The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 by .

Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it's much easer to buy it than it used to be.  Consumers' interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing - in fact it's one of the main food trends and will continue for the next decade.  Small producers are at the leading edge […]

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How to bake the perfect ciabatta – first place in the great ciabatta bake off

How to bake the perfect ciabatta – first place in the great ciabatta bake off

Posted on 16. Jun, 2016 by .

Sorry for the delay, dear readers, in announcing the winner of the great ciabatta bake off.  Life had kind of gotten on top of us here at the Global HQ of Virtuousbread.  Now, we are back and raring to go, write, bake, do the new cook book and maybe rest a bit in the summer! […]

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Amazing recipe for cream cheese and chocolate sourdough swirls

Amazing recipe for cream cheese and chocolate sourdough swirls

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 by .

Bearing in mind that yeast has only been widely used for the past 75 years or so, it becomes clear that everything before that was baked with a sourdough starter.  Ciabatta - yes!  Baguettes - yes!  Bagels  - yes!  and everything else in between including sweet and celebration bread and buns (sourdough hot crossed buns being […]

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How to bake the perfect baguette – first place in the great baguette bake off

How to bake the perfect baguette – first place in the great baguette bake off

Posted on 22. Feb, 2016 by .

The moment you have been waiting for in the long drawn out series of posts on how to bake the perfect baguette!  Just a quick recap: Fourth Place - French Culinary Institute Third Place - Week end Bakery Second Place - Richard Bertinet First place goes to a baker I love, admire, and respect.  From […]

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The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

OK, to last time I wrote a recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes and, don't get me wrong, they are delicious. However, because I have been working on sourdough recipes for the re publication of Home Made Sourdough, I have had to test a lot of pancake recipes and I developed a recipe that is even […]

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Breakfast with chia seed bread

Breakfast with chia seed bread

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by .

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 […]

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What is the cost of an industrially made loaf?  A great deal more than you think…

What is the cost of an industrially made loaf? A great deal more than you think…

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by .

In August 2012 VB was invited to speak at the Greenbelt Festival on the topic of where faith, art, and justice collide.  After some thought it became clear that they collide more often than not where craft and industry meet.  It takes enormous faith be a craftsperson - faith in oneself in the face of […]

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Jane Mason, bio and books

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

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 […]

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