Roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in the art of traditional Irish bread making from the island of Ireland.
Bread – simple, unfussy and utterly delicious – is one of Ireland’s food heroes. Whether it’s wheaten bread, soda bread, barmbrack or potato bread, or the new and different breads emerging in cafés and bakeries across the land, bread and the art of bread making is ingrained in the food culture of the island of Ireland.
For now while we stay home, you can experience traditional Irish breadmaking from your own kitchen. Follow our videos where Tracey of Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen and Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School showcase their methods of making traditional Irish soda bread.
Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen is an eighteenth-century thatched barn on the spectacular shores of Strangford Lough in County Down is as beautiful inside as the stunning landscapes that surround it, and among the unique hands-on activities available is the chance to take a traditional Irish bread-making course in Tracey’s cosy kitchen.
“These breads are all griddle breads and are ready to eat within 12 minutes of placing the dough on the griddle. It’s all very relaxed – we don’t weigh or measure anything – it’s a handful of this and a glug of that,” says Tracey. Check out Tracey's guide to her traditional Northern Irish soda bread below.
Tracy's Farmhouse Kitchen from Tourism Ireland on Vimeo.
Ballyknocken House & Cookery School in County Wicklow is conveniently located only 40 minutes from Dublin, making it the perfect location for a foodie, leisure break or walking holiday. Proprietor and top Irish chef Catherine Fulvio uses a bread recipe she inherited from her Grandmother, calling traditional Irish soda bread "the eptiome of an Irish farmhouse kitchen".
Check out Catherine's step by step guide to making Brown Irish Soda bread in the video below.
Catherine Fulvio's Soda Bread from Tourism Ireland on Vimeo.
Prepare for a taste of heritage and relax as the aroma of freshly baked Irish bread fills your kitchen.
For the perfect accompaniment, why not finish off with a delicious Irish coffee? Check out our easy to follow recipe here.
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