Our favourite bread videos

Virtuous Bread has lots of bread making videos because videos are a great way to learn.  Many of the videos were intended as teaching aids to go along with the book All You Knead Is Bread, published in October 2012.

There are plenty of ways to do anything, and these videos give you just a sample of the countless ways to make bread. There are more videos on the Vimeo channel and the YouTube channel, and there are plenty of recipes on the website with links to videos, including a whole series on how to make, store, refresh, and use sourdough starters.

If you get really keen, take a bread class.  It is great to learn how to make bread with others and Virtuous Bread offers both in person bread courses and virtual bread courses. We look forward to welcoming you!

One way to Proof Dry Yeast

How to proof dry yeast – Step One of baking a basic loaf of bread from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

One way of kneading dough by hand – it’s all in the stretching

How to knead bread by hand – Step 2/4 of how to bake a basic loaf of bread from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

One way to shape dough for that perfect “sandwich loaf”

One way to shape bread for a basic loaf – step 3/4 of baking a basic loaf of bread from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How do I know when the bread is done?

How to know when bread is done – step 4/4 of baking a basic loaf of bread from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to shape rye dough and pop it in a tin

How to shape baguettes

Shaping bread dough into a baguette from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to mix scalded flour into dough

Kneading scalded flour bread dough from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to knead scalded flour in dough

Kneading scalded flour bread dough from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to shape dough into a loose and a tight ball

How to shape dough into a loose and a tight ball from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to shape buns

Shaping bread dough into rolls or buns from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to shape dough into a sausage

Shaping dough into a sausage from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to knead soft and sticky dough

Kneading very sticky bread dough from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to stretch and fold dough

How to stretch and fold bread dough from Virtuous Bread on Vimeo.

How to tell if your sourdough starter is ready to use