San Francisco Sourdough

There are hundreds of recipes for San Francisco Sourdough bread.  Some call for 100% wheat and some call for a wheat/rye dough.  The “sour to flour” ratio can vary from as low as 35% to as high as 65%.  Some Read More …

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough English muffins

When I moved to England from Canada I was amazed to learn that English muffins were not English at all.  Who invented them?  Are they just called “muffins” in England and, if they are, how do people know when they Read More …

Easy recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes

After much experimentation and giving thanks for three hungry men in the house, I think we have cracked the recipe for a good sourdough pancake. Firstly, though, why make sourdough pancakes? They have more flavour than regular pancakes – a 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 …

Easy rye bread recipes

It’s fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great Read More …

When is my sourdough starter ready?

Further to the post about sourdough starters being ready where there are photos and some marvellous commentary, here’s the very short movie that actually shows sourdough starter being spooned from the bowl and dribbled into the water. Don’t coax it Read More …

Fat free, vegan, sourdough banana and blueberry muffins – yes you can!

There are many things you can do with sourdough beside making bread.  Sourdough scones (recipe here), is one of the things we make a lot and recently we have been experimenting with sourdough muffins and sourdough “quick breads” or “tea Read More …

Can you make sourdough croissants?

Can you make croissants out of sourdough? The Weston A Price Foundation conference in London is coming up soon.  Some Bread Angels are getting together to deliver an “introduction to sourdough” workshop and this has inspired me to tackle some Read More …

Move over San Francisco sourdough – New Haven is here!

Make your own sourdough starter in just four days Making your own sourdough starter takes just four days.  I will repeat that:  it only takes four days to make a sourdough starter.  You have your sourdough starter forever and making Read More …