Introduction to Baking Real Bread

Course Details:

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced home baker who is looking to enhance and deepen their skills.

  • 8 places, €125 per person, 11am-6pm, 1-day course

Price includes:

  • A delicious vegetarian lunch made with organic, fresh, local ingredients.
  • Organic/Fair Trade tea and coffee served throughout the day.
  • Fresh sourdough starter to bring home with you.
  • A selection of breads you have baked yourself to bring home with you.


  • Saturdays –more courses available in the autumn. We will schedule our autumn dates in May. If you would like us to contact you then, please email us.

You will learn:

  • how to make a range of wonderfully flavoursome and nutritious yeasted and sourdough breads
  • how to start and maintain a rye sourdough starter
  • various traditional kneading and modern no-knead dough development techniques
  • how to incorporate Irish grains and flours into your baking
  • about the nutritional benefits and digestibility of long fermentation and sourdough breads

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of:

  • the best types of flours to use
  • how to get the best results baking in your home oven
  • how to best incorporate home baking into your daily routine.

You will bring home with you full set of course notes, a selection of breads you have baked yourself, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!

Please see terms and conditions here.


“What a truly superb experience! Thank you both so, so much. You put so much effort into the day, from the set-up, the brilliant lunch, the PURE PASSION from Joe as he spreads his expertise and fervour … ohhhh it was a joy, and I am bubbling over with enthusiasm and gratitude. It was such fun, so instructive, and you both do an amazing comprehensive job. More power to you and yours!”

Frances, Kildare

“This is MORE than a bread baking course – it’s a history, maths and science class plus I went home with an assortment of breads which I baked myself. What a great day!”

Elaine, Cloughjordan

“Thank you both so much for a wonderful day. It was a pleasure from start to finish. Your passion for what ye do is inspiring. Everything, from the lovely relaxed atmosphere, the gorgeous lunch and feeling as you leave that you can recreate this wonderful bread when you get home, exceeded all of my expectations, so a huge heartfelt thank you to you both. I’ve no doubt but I’ll be back for more.”

Elizabeth, Co. Offaly

“We thoroughly enjoyed the day and everyone at home was very impressed with the fabulous bread we brought home. They are looking forward to us showing off our new baking skills on a regular basis!”

Mary, Kilkenny

“Thank you both so much for such a lovely, informative and rewarding day. Can’t believe how my attempt at sourdough bread turned out to be in the past, as this was so simple and tastes absolutely delicious. Keep up the superb baking/teaching/sharing your knowledge!”

Helen, Nenagh