How to bake the perfect ciabatta – comparing four great ciabatta recipes

Over the past couple of weeks has seen the global HQ of Virtuous Bread test four great ciabatta recipes to select the perfect one.  How to bake the perfect ciabatta?  You know how!  Just look at the winner of the Read More …

A two country bread tour and not a hole in sight

How do I get those big holes in my bread?  That is a question we often get from students.  In fact, we get it so quickly that there is a post dedicated to it. However, take a set back and Read More …

The mental heath benefits of baking bread

Baking bread is not for everyone all the time, but it is something we can all do some of the time. The fact that micro bakery businesses have been booming during the pandemic is proof that there is something about Read More …

High hydration doughs

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A Bread Angel sets up her high street deli and bakery!

Bread Angel Laura Cheatle and her husband realised their dream of owning their own food business in 2017!  Welcome to the world –  the Pig and Pepper Deli in Buxton…. Before taking the microbakery course with Bread Angels, Laura had Read More …

Three of the best bakery hacks for you!

Setting up a bakery can seem daunting.  Even if you want to mess around at home after taking one of our wonderful bread courses can seem daunting. All that stuff!  It may seem like rather a lot to spend, especially Read More …

Delicious 100 % rye bread – more questions answered

Recently a reader tried (and loved) the 100% rye recipe on the website and sent me a few questions.  They are great questions, so I thought I would answer them here. 1) Should I buy a 1lb tin, or just Read More …

Easy recipe for ciabatta with potato, rosemary and beetroot

This “no knead” bread is just delicious and very simple.  It’s too hot to knead, frankly, and the heat of the summer enables the biga to develop quickly so just 10 hours of life gives it a lot of life Read More …