Irish bread making on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Join me in my house – an 18th century thatched barn on the shores of Strangford Lough – an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Traditional Irish breads were the staple food in Ireland historically. In Northern Ireland we are famous for our Potato bread and our Soda breads.

Learn how to bake these breads in the traditional way and give it a try! You will enjoy the fruits of your effort with local handmade butter, dulse butter, and jams , local tea of coffee.

We will also be baking a local sweet dish of this area – Traybakes. You will help me prepare these treats and then we will enjoy them with our tea or coffee.

Perfect family day for both kids and adults!


Cost: £50 – to include all food consumed and Bread recipes.



Feedback on our bread making course from visitors from Canada.

Firstly let’s discuss the location … nestled into a beautifully restored thatched barn nestled in the corner of the strangford lough and surrounded by beautiful rolling hills you\’ll find the warmest welcome into a wonderful kitchen. Tracey welcomes you with a cuppa and treat to start your class and shares her passion for cooking and her home. She is organized to start efficiently and moves you through multiple recipes with seemingly endless willingness to answer all manner of questions on the classes and locally made ingredients. Off the beaten path for now, when we come back to see her for our next class in a few years I can only hope that she will be able to fit us in! Awesome hostess, generous to other local producers and sources of uniquely Irish artisanal products which she uses in her classes … and yes, I am taking many of them home to Canada with me because they are the best I have had! Thank you Tracey Bev

Ps. My husband enjoyed it every bit as much as I did, and plans to continue making the recipes you taught him!