Ireland’s most famous bread, soda bread uses sodium bicarbonate as the leavening agent instead of yeast along with ingredients such as buttermilk, yoghurt, cow’s/goat’s milk and lemon juice. The result is a moist, crumbly, almost cakey bread with a wonderful crust.
Sourdough bread is a naturally leavened bread made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring yeast and lactobacilli resulting in a deeply flavoured, open textured loaf with a slight chew and a unique crust. Sourdough breads can also made from non-wheat starter mixes, such as rye and gluten-free bread flours.
Traditionally covriji, a type of pretzel, are made from dough shaped into a twisted knot which is first boiled in water with sodium bicarbonate for a few seconds and then baked, making them soft on the inside with a crisp finish on the outside. Covriji originated in Europe, possibly among monks in the Early Middle Ages.
The daily changing menu in our cosy café will include...
Superb coffee made using Fairtrade Organic coffee beans plus a selection of loose leaf teas
Breakfast treats to eat in or take away with your morning coffee
Freshly made super healthy juices to kick start your day
Daily changing salads made with seasonal vegetables, grains, pulses and seeds – delicious & nutritious!
Tasty filled and open sandwiches made with Fingal’s freshly baked bread
Warming, hearty soups served with sourdough, soda bread or a savoury scone
Hot filled savouries and pastries, including gluten-free options
A tempting selection of cakes including gluten-free treats