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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The lovers’ window – beautiful buns from Iraq to delight everyone – last of the Banned Buns

There is a beautiful bun from Iraq called shubbak el habayeb.  This translates into the Lovers’ Window which I think is the nicest name of any bread in the whole world.  We need more love and we need more windows Read More …

Celebrate with your neighbours and have these Syrian buns called Sfeeha

The travel ban has been judged to be unconstitutional which is great news.  Chaos will still reign, of course, but for now, let’s celebrate with some more (no longer, but possibly will be again in the future) Banned Buns! These Read More …

Reach out and comfort someone from Libya with banned buns!

The second in our recipe series about banned buns (you can read the first recipe here) this one comes from Libya and the bun is called Khubz bil ashab and it is really simple to make because it is a Read More …

Making bread in a wood fired oven

Bustamente is a tiny town in the north of Mexico.  It has aspirations to be a “Pueblo Magico” – a “magic town” – a honour that is given by a national committee to towns that are either of great natural Read More …

Baking bread in Hackney, East London

Bread Angels get up to all sorts of things in addition to baking bread and teaching bread classes.  We speak, write, demonstrate and volunteer.  Recently Rhiannon, Bread Angel and owner of the Epsom Bake House went to Hackney to bake Read More …

Bread Angels are winners at the World Bread Awards

Every year, Tiptree hosts the world bread awards and I am delighted when the Bread Angels enter.  This year many of them did, and it is thrilling to report that three Bread Angels won awards at the event.  Click here Read More …

Simple and delicious recipe for griddled pita bread

Further to the earlier posts about great pita bread at the Lebanese place Arbanus in Mercado Roma I decided to griddle rather than bake pita bread. I suspected the pita at Arbanus was griddled both because of the size and Read More …

Community building through bread

Virtuous Bread was established was to effect positive social change through bread.  Over the years many of the Bread Angels who have done the micro bakery course with Virtuous Bread have gone on to forge businesses as well as build Read More …