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The Irish Bakery (Kitty Corrigan, Cherie Denham, Andrew Montgomery)


U.K. Import

From soda breads, batch loaves and farls baked over turf fires to unique regional specialties and the scones and traybakes of the tea table, Irish baking is a centuries-old tradition that has been meticulously passed down through generations.

In The Irish Bakery, the island’s remarkable culinary heritage is brought together through over 80 recipes within 352 pages, including both traditional bakes and new ideas for the contemporary home cook. Combined with complementary spotlights on the best producers and artisans working in Ireland and Northern Ireland today, this richly illustrated volume is an indispensable resource for beginner bakers, expert cooks and lovers of Irish culture alike. Irish cooking has been shaped by the island’s history and natural surroundings. In this beautifully produced book, Andrew Montgomery’s exquisite full-page photographs document the beauty of that landscape, the skilled people who work it and those who have grown up cooking, baking and sharing in Ireland’s culinary customs.

As well as meticulously tested recipes, the book contains a host of tips and tricks to help you get the best from your bakes, as well as profiles and personal interviews that span the breadth of the island and give a glimpse into its history and a hint towards its future. 


Recipe sections include:
• Living by the seasons
• The Irish pantry
• Equipment
• Homemade butter and buttermilk
• Baking methods, tips and tricks
• Homemade butter and buttermilk
• Breads
• Scones and biscuits
• Buns, traybakes and teatime treats
• Tarts and pies
• Cakes
• Puddings

The Irish Bakery also features richly illustrated spotlights on some of the best artisan producers working in Ireland and Northern Ireland today, including:
• Martry Mill
• Wild Irish Seaweeds
• Glenilen Farm
• Woodcock Smokery
• Ryan’s Rhubarb
• Long Meadow Farm

Along with the recipes and artisans The Irish Bakery features the voices of:
• Esther Marshall
• Ann Byrne
• Michelina Stacpoole
• Maureen Delaney
• Becky Cole
• Úna McDonagh
Who recall their memories of growing up in an Irish kitchen.