Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen
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Join Tracey in her 17th century thatched cottage for traditional bread making and homemade treats.
I am very fortunate to live 2 minutes from Strangford Lough which is a Marine Nature Reserve and an area of outstanding natural beauty only 30 minutes from the centre of Belfast.
I live in a 17th century thatched cottage which my husband has lovingly restored and converted for the family. I have two young boys - who are very messy so my kitchen may not be the tidiest, but it's lived in and homely and I love it! I also love welcoming visitors and locals into my home to try some traditional Irish bread making. You'll be welcomed into my kitchen with the lovely aroma of soda bread cooking on the griddle and you'll sit at my farmhouse table where the table will be laden with homemade soda bannock, breads and other sweet treats all made by me. You'll enjoy homemade jams made from the fruit growing on the hedges and trees around my home. We will also have multi award winning hand rolled butters. It's a feast for sure and you're invited to get stuck in!
Have you ever tried to make soda or wheaten breads? You'll make these quick breads with my help and guidance and we won't be weighing or measuring anything - these breads will be made in the traditional way. It's all very relaxed and easy. If you want to get out of the kitchen, go for a walk to the edge of the Lough (2 minutes) or visit the chicks, dogs or cows. The most important thing is that you make yourself at home.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy and quick it is - 15 minutes on the griddle and your soda bread is ready to eat! It's delicious just off the griddle with butter and jam.
You'll take home the breads that you have made, along with a copy of the recipes so that you can impress your friends at home. You may wish to buy an apron or a tea towel with the recipes printed on it as a memento of your experience.
This experience is also perfect for gluten free guests.
Traditional Breadmaking in my Farmhouse Kitchen :