Easy recipe for ciabatta with potato, rosemary and beetroot

Last night we had fish for dinner with mashed potatoes and baby beetroot, fresh from the garden.  With a few beets left over and about a coffee mug of left over mash (made with cream and butter, salt and pepper), Read More …

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 …

Feed the Syrian body and soul with banned buns!

Ka’ak are the third in our series on Banned Buns (click here to read the first and second of our banned bun recipes).  They are little, crispy buns shaped like tiny bagels and they used to be on sale all Read More …

How to bake the perfect baguette – 2nd place in the baguette bake off!

OK, so we are now into Lent.  No more cream, butter, eggs, sugar or anything nice until Hot Cross Buns, right?  WRONG. Thankfully good things come in simple packages when they are well made.  Good bread, with four simple ingredients, Read More …

Easy recipe for “pizza bread” – delicious everyday bread

This easy bread is so delicious I urge you to try it the next time you make bread.  It’s a simple white or wholemeal dough topped, stuffed and baked.  The resulting bread is moist, savoury and flavourful.  Perfect for making Read More …

Easy recipes for sourdough bread

Here at Virtuous Bread we have always been interested in making baking easy and accessible.  That is why our bread courses are so much fun and get such great reviews.  People leave our classes with LOADS of bread that they Read More …

Is there a recipe for chocolate bread?

Oh yes, it is and here is a simple recipe for chocolate bread in one of its many forms.  I am not sure what this little bun should be called.  Is this a recipe for a chocolate babka?  Or is Read More …

Recipe for fantastic focaccia

How do you make focaccia?  Look no further than….well….about a million recipes.  There is no one way to make focaccia.  From village to village it’s all different.  So you just need to choose: How do you like your focaccia?  Thin Read More …