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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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, Read More …

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 Read More …

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise – the “social” bit and the “enterprise” bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because Read More …

Simple recipe for sweet buns

What is is about buns?  Or, more precisely about bun dough?  Christmas bread, Easter bread, other festival, celebration, and holiday bread – it’s all more or less made of the same thing – bun dough. The English are particularly good Read More …

How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

My friend Jules spent many years kind of ignoring the fact that she is German.  Educated in the UK and a following a career path that took her from St Louis to South Africa, when I first visited her in Read More …

Recipe for Stollen Success

Book now to learn to bake stollen in time for Christmas! Stollen is a celebration bread with roots in Dresden where it was first mentioned officially in the fifteenth century.  Like many types of celebration bread, stollen is enriched with Read More …