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How do I make vegan bread?

Is bread vegan?  If it is plain old bread, yes it is given that it is made of flour, water, salt and yeast.  Sweet bread, on the other hand is typically enriched with milk, eggs, and butter.  Not vegan.  Not at all.  What do you do if you are vegan?  If you refuse to eat

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Virtuous Bread is delighted that Recipes US found us!  That means we are doing our job and, through the website, making it fun and easy for people to make and find and learn about good bread.  Thanks everyone!    

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Making sourdough crackers at the Masai Mara in Kenya!

Last year I had a lovely student named Tricia come to the sourdough class.  She wanted to learn sourdough because she lives for half the year on the edge of the Masai Mara and cannot  get good bread.  Nor can she always get yeast.  Nor is the electricity supply necessarily reliable.  The answer?  Sourdough! Tricia

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Learn to bake Cream Buns – the Nordic Way!

I asked around for a recipe for Semlor –  the Swedish buns that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent. They are rich, sweet bread rolls, spread with marzipan and then stuffed with cream and then crammed into waiting mouths (see below…).  In the true tradition of Shrove Tuesday cooking, Semlor

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Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

The Eastern, or Atlantic provinces of Canada were settled by Scots and Irish looking for a brighter future.  They brought many of their customs and traditions from food to music – indeed there are still some gallic speaking communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  This bread most certainly has celtic origins.  If the oats

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What is in your bag of flour (part one)….

What is flour?  Flour is ground up grain, right? You may be shocked to learn that this is not necessarily fully so.  On a recent trip to Canada I took the time to read the ingredients on the back of a flour bag.  It is a national brand, an institution, in fact, called Robin Hood. 

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How to Bake Bread

How do I know my bread is done? We get a lot of e mails from our wonderful students about the actual baking process which may not go exactly to plan when they get home. Here is a list of the top five concerns: 1.  How do I know the bread is done? 2.  Does

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Learn to bake bread and enrich your life in 2012

Wow, it’s 2012.  Time for new year’s resolutions, getting fit for the Olympics, gathering strength for the US elections and adapting to our continually changing world in which we are all locked into economic recession, the perplexing impact of technology, joblessness and increasing hopelessness among young people, and the usual nasties of war, famine, and

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Learning to bake bread with Virtuous Bread

It seems incredible that 2011 is nearly over.  Yesterday I taught the final class of the calendar year – a dinner party bread class – and the class felt like a dinner party, it went by so quickly with lots of chat and banter, good food and drink, and general lively cheer.  If anyone doubts

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