Bake me an island: sourdough bread making with Firehouse Bakery


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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5 Responses

  1. Daily Spud says:

    Right now, I really can’t think of a better way to have spent a day, nay, a weekend – bliss is right! And while a wood-fired oven would be nice (eh, note the understatement there!), for now I’m working on the idea of having a counter top big enough to knead comfortably on without having to deconstruct my kitchen first!

    • Caroline says:

      I know, I know! There are a lot of things on the list before that wood-fired oven (flooring, curtains, insulated windows) but someday it will happen.

      While I have enough counter space for kneading, it’s a little high. The Husband came home yesterday to find myself and Little Missy on stools at the counter, kneading dough – the only way that I can get a good heft at it!

  2. Aoife Mc says:

    Lovely account Caroline – hilarious that you were spotted as bakers on the ferry on the way home!

    • Caroline says:

      Ah well, when we tumbled on to the ferry with bags and bags of sweet-smelling bread, I guess there wasn’t a chance that we’d be missed!

  1. October 29, 2015

    […] You can see Aoife Daily Spud’s and Caroline Bibliocook’s mouth-watering pics and accounts of the weekend here and here. […]

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