National Bread Week

Ireland’s National Bread Week takes place from 11th to 17th September 2017, and is a chance for everyone to ‘Love Your Loaf’ and celebrate all that is great about Irish bread.

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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thank You

National Bread Week is heading towards an end so we thought this was a great time to say a massive thank you to everyone that has made the first week-long celebration of Irish bread such a success.

This includes:

  • the businesses that signed up and celebrated bread including bakers, wholesalers and […]
By |October 18th, 2014|National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

Baking Buddies at DIT

This morning we were delighted to join students from the Dublin Institute of Technology and pupils from Rush National School as they teamed up to learn how to bake some of Ireland’s favourite breads – Barmbracks and Milk Bread Rolls.

The event was part of a link up between FCBA and DIT aimed at highlighting […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Recognition for Irish Soda Bread

• Largest Irish Soda Bread baked and revealed this morning in St Stephen’s Green – weighing in at approximately 250kg! …and measuring 2 metres across!
• The loaf used 122.22 kg of flour and 110kg of buttermilk
• Irish bread industry applies for TSG status for iconic loaf
• National Bread Week celebrates all Irish bread

Irish soda bread has […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Irish Bread, National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

Largest soda bread revealed

This morning we revealed the largest ever soda bread to the delight of crowds at St Stephens Green Dublin. The loaf was 2m wide, weighed approx 250 kg and used 110kg of buttermilk, 8kg of baking powder and over 122kg of flour.

It was baked for 3.5 hours and took eight men (and a forklift) […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Irish Bread, National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

National Bread Week is underway

Ireland’s first ever week long celebration of bread is now well and truly underway!

National Bread Week kicked off this morning with a launch event at Bord Bia where Senator Feargal Quinn, chef Rachel Allen, and dietitian Dr Mary McCreery all spoke about the importance of Irish bread – and what it means to them personally.

As […]

By |October 13th, 2014|Events, National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

National Bread Week starts tomorrow

We’re finally here!

After months of planning and excitement National Bread Week is now just one day away. The whole baking industry will be celebrating all that is great about Irish bread – its quality, its heritage, its role in a balanced diet, and of course the passionate people who produce it.

Here’s just a taster […]

By |October 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Bread in the Irish diet

For some, largely unexplained, reason bread gets a bad press, a lot of which is unwarranted and not based on scientific facts.

Sure there are differing views about bread, but it gets more than its fair share of criticism, a lot of which is unwarranted and not based on scientific facts.

During National Bread Week, Dr Mary […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Irish Bread|

One week to go

National Bread Week is just one week away now. From the 13th – 18th October the bread industry across Ireland will be uniting to celebrate all that is great about Irish bread – so look out […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Thank you to our sponsors

It’s now just over one week until National Bread Week begins – Ireland’s first ever celebration of bread.

As well as the bakery businesses that will be showcasing the heritage, value, quality and range of Irish bread, the week also has the support of major players across the food and baking industry in […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Rachel Allen joins the National Bread Week team

We’re delighted to announce that TV chef and author, Rachel Allen, has joined the National Bread Week team.

Rachel, who was brought up in Dublin, studied at the Ballymaloe Cookery School and is now a busy TV chef, author, journalist, mother, and teacher. She continues to work at the cookery school […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|