David Cameron and the cost of bread

Poor David Cameron – he just isn’t Margaret Thatcher who famously knew the price of everything both because she was a shop keeper’s daughter and because she remained very connected to the everyday concerns of people trying to manage on 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 …

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 …

Our favourite bread books

The best books on how to make bread will certainly get you started on your bread making journey.  Good equipment is essential, and videos and recipes will extend your range and encourage you to try out new techniques.  Bread making Read More …

About our bread courses

At Virtuous Bread, we believe our bread classes and courses are the best you can find and this is because we truly care about our students. Our bread classes and bread courses are small and intimate.  We care about you, and work Read More …

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One winter day in 2009, my motorcycle would not start.  It turned out to be a rather complicated and expensive fix, and being short of money (I had decided to take a break from my job) and long of bread, Read More …