It is encouraging to see the upsurge in interest in sourdough bread over the past while. For years at the Bretzel we have tried to educate that fermentation makes a difference; that good bread is good for you, easier on your digestion, better for you and the planet. It is only the first week of Sourdough September but we have already been inundated with requests for our starter.
The aim of Sourdough September is to encourage people to bake or buy good sourdough bread. To this end, members of Real Bread Ireland, including the Bretzel, share their starters free of charge.
But if you have trouble with your sourdough or if you would just like to know more about the making and baking of bread, The Bretzel is also running some events during the month of September.
First up is a sourdough demonstration at the Naul Artisan Food Fair on Sunday September 15. This is a free event. https://www.tseac.ie/events/e/2643
On Culture Night, September 20, the Bretzel Shop is hosting an evening of talk and tasting about bread and the cultural influences on the bakery. The is also a free event. https://culturenight.ie/event/bretzel-bakery/
Saturday September 21, sees our baker demonstrating in Dollard & Co on Merchants Quay. Free event. www.dollardandco.ie
The Bretzel has teamed up with the Conrad Hotel in Earlsfort Terrace to reprise the sell-out sourdough demonstrations we had last year. There are two sessions on Wednesday September 26. This is a ticketed event. http://bit.ly/2lUmiI4