Easy recipe for rye bread with dates and walnuts

Want a change from raisin bread?  Try baking this absolutely delicious date and walnut bread for breakfast instead.  The tips for making it super tasty include scalding the dates and dry roasting the walnuts before you add them.  Scalding the 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 …

Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is a classic Irish bread.  This simple recipe for soda bread is ready in 30 minutes and is perfect for when you do not have a lot of time, when you have run out of bread or when unexpected guests Read More …

Easy recipe for sourdough hot crossed buns

Many people are dedicated to sourdough but are not quite sure how to “translate” their favourite recipes into sourdough recipes.  One lovely reader, Charlotte, sent the following message and photo to us having found and baked the sourdough hot crossed 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 …

Prisoners

One of the ways in which VB changes the world through bread is baking with prisoners.  We have volunteered at The Clink restaurant in Highdown prison for years now and we have just started to work with The Clink restaurant Read More …