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Slow in the City, a D8 great, last weekend

SLOW FOOD – Let’s face it: we are all busy. We don’t always have time to cook or even shop properly for decent ingredients. There is a rise in meal-delivery services as people increasingly delegate the preparation of their food to others. So it was good to see what interest there was in Slow in30

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Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

  Halloween and is origins remain a bit of a mystery. Opinions vary but mostly the Celts are given credit for establishing the festival. Originally marking the end of the year, Samhain was a pagan festival marking the onset of winter and hard times. Winter used to be an uncertain time, the short dark days30

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Bretzel Gold at Blas na hEireann

As the Blas na hEireann Awards are the one of the only serious food standards in Ireland, we can’t help but feel delighted that Bretzel products scooped two gold and one bronze at the awards in Dingle this year. The new d’Espard baguette and the San Francisco-style sourdough were the gold winners and our delicious pain au chocolat attained30

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Goodbye August, hello Sourdough September

We are getting excited about Sourdough September again. Sourdough September draws attention to the making of good bread, without additives or preservatives. Members of Real Bread Ireland are giving away starter and hosting events around the country to celebrate the best in bread. It aims to get people into the habit of baking or buying30

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A Bit More of the Sourdough story

An authentic sourdough typically has a decent crust, open holey texture and a lovely shimmering glassy crumb. Good baking technique, aided by the healthy bacteria means it keeps better too. Sourdough is bread made from the simplest ingredients – just flour, water and salt. When the dough is left to ferment it produces the cultures that30

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Fabulous French Flair worthy of the name…

Fabulous French Flair worthy of the name… All the experts will tell you that French bread is by definition crusty. Crispiness is the characteristic of a good baguette. Crispy on the outside with a light yellow crumb inside, this baguette offers bread lovers a heady bouquet of fragrance, and tastes as if buttered. Taste good30

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A highly charged quiet revolution… The Bretzel Bakery Electric Fleet.

What do Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Stephen King and Leonardo DiCaprio have in common? Apart from being rich and famous, they all drive electric cars. When the Bretzel invested in the little Reva electric car back in 2009 is was seen as a bit of a joke.30

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Seeds of Innovation

The seeds and rye flour we use in our multi-seed Country Store are more digestible as we soak them for 24 hours in advance – a bit of soakage breaks down the seed wall – so that I don’t have crack open each flax seeds with my brittle teeth. Also with wheat flour longer fermentation is30

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our new blog, here we will keep you up to date on the latest news from the Bretzel Bakery.

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