The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it’s much easer to buy it than it used to be.  Consumers’ interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing – in fact it’s one of the main food Read More …

A Bread Angel sets up her high street deli and bakery!

Bread Angel Laura Cheatle and her husband realised their dream of owning their own food business in 2017!  Welcome to the world –  the Pig and Pepper Deli in Buxton…. Before taking the microbakery course with Bread Angels, Laura had 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 …

On going training is the best way to learn

My bakery training did not take place at college.  This is a well known fact about me and it is partly what enables me to be a great baker and a great teacher.  I have seen a lot and I 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 …

Buy bread and learn to bake with award winning micro bakers

We are delighted to announce that four Bread Angels scampered away with prizes at this year’s World Bread Awards.  Baking from their micro bakeries, these talented bakers sell bread and teach baking courses.  Come and learn to bake bread! Jen Read More …

How to bake the perfect ciabatta – first place in the great ciabatta bake off

Sorry for the delay, dear readers, in announcing the winner of the great ciabatta bake off.  Life had kind of gotten on top of us here at the Global HQ of Virtuousbread.  Now, we are back and raring to go, Read More …

Amazing recipe for cream cheese and chocolate sourdough swirls

Bearing in mind that yeast has only been widely used for the past 75 years or so, it becomes clear that everything before that was baked with a sourdough starter.  Ciabatta – yes!  Baguettes – yes!  Bagels  – yes!  and 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 …

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

OK,  in my last post, I wrote a recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes and, don’t get me wrong, they are delicious. However, because I have been working on sourdough recipes for the re-publication of Home Made Sourdough, I have had Read More …