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The Irish Bakery

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From soda breads, batch loaves and farls baked over turf fires to unique regional specialties and the scones and traybakes of the tea table, Irish baking is a centuries-old tradition that has been meticulously passed down through generations.

In The Irish Bakery, the island’s remarkable culinary heritage is brought together through over 80 recipes within 352 pages, including both traditional bakes and new ideas for the contemporary home cook. Combined with complementary spotlights on the best producers and artisans working in Ireland and Northern Ireland today, this richly illustrated volume is an indispensable resource for beginner bakers, expert cooks and lovers of Irish culture alike. Irish cooking has been shaped by the island’s history and natural surroundings. In this beautifully produced book, Andrew Montgomery’s exquisite full-page photographs document the beauty of that landscape, the skilled people who work it and those who have grown up cooking, baking and sharing in Ireland’s culinary customs.

As well as meticulously tested recipes, the book contains a host of tips and tricks to help you get the best from your bakes, as well as profiles and personal interviews that span the breadth of the island and give a glimpse into its history and a hint towards its future. 

Book Contents

Recipe sections include:
• Living by the seasons
• The Irish pantry
• Equipment
• Homemade butter and buttermilk
• Baking methods, tips and tricks
• Homemade butter and buttermilk
• Breads
• Scones and biscuits
• Buns, traybakes and teatime treats
• Tarts and pies
• Cakes
• Puddings

The Irish Bakery also features richly illustrated spotlights on some of the best artisan producers working in Ireland and Northern Ireland today, including:
• Martry Mill
• Wild Irish Seaweeds
• Glenilen Farm
• Woodcock Smokery
• Ryan’s Rhubarb
• Long Meadow Farm

Along with the recipes and artisans The Irish Bakery features the voices of:
• Esther Marshall
• Ann Byrne
• Michelina Stacpoole
• Maureen Delaney
• Becky Cole
• Úna McDonagh
Who recall their memories of growing up in an Irish kitchen.


Recipes and introduction by Cherie Denham
Essays by Kitty Corrigan
Photography by Andrew Montgomery
352 pages, 210mm x 270mm
170 colour and black-and-white photographs



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‘I absolutely love it, a book of beauty and integrity full of essays I wanted to read and dishes I wanted to cook.
Its a very sincere book, there’s total sincerity on both your parts. I am just sorry that I rarely see this kind of book these days. Your book is ‘whole’, if that makes sense.
I think its pure gold. I genuinely can’t wait to cook from it and to have it in my kitchen.
Diana Henry

‘A magnificent book - a beautiful soulful thing, rarely do all the elements of a book come together so harmoniously.’
Mark Dianco

‘The book is utterly beautiful’
Karen Barnes - Editor Delicious Magazine

‘I am very taken with ‘The Irish Bakery’, a sumptuous cookbook bringing together classic and modern Irish baking recipes by Cherie Denham alongside Andrew Montgomery’s extraordinary photography.
From soft fluffy Blaas, the famous Waterford bread rolls, through to Leek, Nettle and Bacon Tart, and Apple Cake with Irish Whiskey Sultanas, there’s a deliciousness to it all that inspires me.’
Dan Lepard

‘This is a beautiful book. Photographically its a masterpiece, in the Kitchen inspirational. One of the most stunning cookbooks I’ve seen. Every page is a complete delight.
Gill Meller

‘This book is a sensory delight. Andrew Montgomery’s breathtakingly evocative photographs capture the essence of Irelands landscape and culinary tradition while Cherie Denhams wildly tempting recipes make me want to immediately reach for a bag of flour and my apron.
Blanche Vaughn - Food Editor House&Garden Magazine

‘Its just stunning the recipes, the story, the amazing photography, Cherie has captured all the memories of my own childhood baking with my family within the most beautiful pages.’
Paula McIntyre

‘What a beautiful book! Its a real treasure trove - rich in stories, stunning photographs and above all good, honest recipes old and new. Very much looking forward to baking from it when I get the chance.’
Felicity Cloake - The Guardian

‘I just couldn’t love this book more!’
‘Ever since this beautiful book arrived, I’ve been clutching it too me for comfort. Through its evocative photography, and words as lovely as the food, it soothes the soul, telling a story as much about people and the relationships between them as place. I’ve just fallen in love with it, and know that the warm embrace of the many recipes contained within will provide succour in the cold, dark months ahead.’
‘You do need this book in your life’.
Nigella Lawson

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