The Firehouse Bakery & Bread School is now offering one day courses designed to take the fear out of bread making. Run on beautiful Heir island, off West Cork by TV chef and author, Patrick Ryan, the courses allow 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.
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,” he told Menu,“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 course, €110, includes return ferry to Heir Island, a full day's hands-on baking experience, lunch with wine looking out over Roaringwater Bay and an artisan baker''s goodie bag to take home.
Visit www.thefirehouse.ie or call 085 156 1984 for details.