Behind the Scenes Bread Making in Ballymaloe – Cork

What You’ll Get

Are you an early riser? Well, this is a “behind the scenes” experience to wake up for.

Step into the kitchen and work side by side with the Ballymaloe Pastry Chef. Roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking. Remember, rarely are two Irish soda breads the same! You will bake Myrtle’s legendary brown yeast bread and Irish soda bread and help the professional team of chefs prepare all the freshly baked loaves for the house’s renowned breakfast buffet. And you won’t leave empty-handed, you will take with you your own home-baked loaves of bread and individual copies of the recipes.

What’s Included

Bread making lesson in the Ballymaloe House kitchen.

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About Our Member

Myrtle and Ivan Allen opened their home, Ballymaloe House as a restaurant in 1964 and it later developed into one of Ireland’s foremost Country House Hotels, recognised as a home of Irish country cooking and warm hospitality. Today, their family continues the essential spirit of Ballymaloe House, rooted in the relationship from farm to table, underlying the elegance of Irish country house cooking.

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Key Information

This experience takes place within the working pastry kitchen of Ballymaloe House, alongside the breakfast chefs and is very much a ‘behind the scenes’ experience.

Sensible footwear for a kitchen is needed and long hair must be tied up.

Starts at 7.00am

Available Wednesday & Friday

Suitable for


Ballymaloe House is a 40-minute drive from Cork city and 15 minutes from Midleton train station.

From Midleton drive towards Cloyne and Ballymaloe House is a couple of miles outside Cloyne towards Ballycotton. It is well signposted.

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Behind the Scenes Bread Making in Ballymaloe – Cork
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