Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The West's A-Bake! Chef on West Cork island.
THE FIREHOUSE BAKERY OPENS ITS OVEN DOORS TO BUDDING BAKERS
A brand new bread experience is about to burst onto the Irish culinary scene. The Firehouse Bakery & Bread School opens its doors and fires up its ovens on today. Perfectly situated on beautiful Heir island, off West Cork and run by TV chef and author, Patrick Ryan, The Firehouse will offer one day bread making courses designed to take the fear out of bread making and return the staple to its rightful place as King of the table.
Chef and baker Patrick, co-author of Bread Revolution and star of BBC2’s Big Bread Experiment will expertly guide baking lovers through the bread making journey, dispelling myths along the way. “All too often I hear people tell me how terrified they are of making bread,” says Patrick. “Our courses at The Firehouse will show bakers just how easy it is to make wholesome, delicious bread, savouries and sweet treats in the comfort of their own kitchens so they’ll never need to buy awful pre-sliced mass manufactured bread ever again.”
The one day courses at the Firehouse are very hands on – Patrick advises newcomers to roll up their sleeves and “prepare to get floured!” By the end of the day bakers will have produced authentic soda bread in a wood fired clay oven, knocked back dough, created windowpane effects, seen yeasted loaves rise and tasted both savoury and sweat treats. He may even share his secrets for the perfect sourdough! All this with the beautiful Roaringwater Bay as a back drop.
So, whether you’re a novice or more experienced baker, courses at The Firehouse Bakery & Bread School will introduce you to artisan baking methods and crafts to ensure your split tins, cob loaves, pizzas, flat breads, focaccia and cinnamon swirls are perfect every time.
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Patrick has spent the last three years establishing the Thoughtful Bread Company as an award-winning bakery in the south west of England, near Bath. He is now returning home, to his roots, so he can share his passion for good food and great bread.
· Courses start at 10.30am and finish at 5.30pm
· Courses cost E100 per person
· Cost includes :
Ø Return ferry to Heir Island
Ø Full day hands on baking experience
Ø Lunch with wine
Ø An artisan bakers’ goodie bag to take home