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

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, Read More …

Amazing recipe for cream cheese and chocolate sourdough swirls

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

OK,  in my last post, 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 Read More …

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

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.  Read More …

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Virtuousadjective uk /ˈvɜː.tʃu.əs/ us /ˈvɝː.tʃu.əs/1. Having good moral qualities and behaviour Breadnoun uk /bred/ us /bred/1. A food made from flour, water, and usually yeast, kneaded together and baked.2. (slang) Money I am Jane Mason and I work with people Read More …