Bread revolution

Laura Moore and Patrick Ryan of the Firehouse Bakery and Baking School

Laura Moore and Patrick Ryan of the Firehouse Bakery and Baking School

 

Patrick Ryan and Laura Moore’s Firehouse Bakery and Bread School has been a huge success since opening last June on Heir Island in West Cork, and they are now bringing their expertise ashore, in a collaboration with Emma Stone and Jackie Spillane.

The Delgany, on the site of the former Delgany Inn in the Co Wickow village of the same name, will incorporate a bakery, café, coffee house, grocery and restaurant.

“The concept is based on quality and local, seasonal produce but, most importantly, reasonably priced,” Ryan says. Firehouse Bakery’s classes will continue on Heir Island: “What can I say, I like a commute,” he says. An early April opening is pencilled in for The Delgany.

If you’d like to devote a full five days to perfecting your baking skills, the Baking Academy of Ireland is running a certificate course in the Fundamentals of Baking from April 22nd to 26th. The course will be at the Academy in Palmerstown village, Dublin 20, and costs ¤325. Tel: 01-8451214 or
bakingacademyireland.ie for details.