Bread and Bakers at the Chocolate Festival

The Tourism NI Year of Food and Drink is now well and truly underway and what an exciting year it has been to date. Each month has showcased something different and the theme for September is Bread & Baking. One of our staple foods is without doubt undergoing a renaissance. Sour Dough loaves are now as frequent as Soda Farls.  New and different breads are emerging in cafes and bakeries all across Northern Ireland. At the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival we have a lovely selection of bread and cake makers. Let the bake off begin!Image result for krazi baker

Mark the Krazi Baker will be working at his hot griddle doing sodas and wheatens and fancier numbers like potato bread with quanciale.

David at the Frothy Whisk has c
hilli & cheese, tomato & garlic, olive and white sourdoughs.





killyleaghkitchenDoughnuts and cinnamon buns, pies and quiches as well as bloomers can be found over with Michela at Killyleagh Kitchen! She doesn’t have too far to travel!




The biggest selection of tray bakes, tartlets and pound cakes can be found at Tasty Wee Numbers Home Bakery. They can do gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free and sugar free bakes too…..just ask Simon.Image result for Tasty Wee Numbers Home Bakery

Little Treats are famous for their cake pops, stuffed cookies and cupcakes but have you tried one of their 7 inch cookies? Yum yum.

Linda’s Originals have won a Great Taste award for their Sticky Toffee Pudding but because it is the Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival they will be bringing All Ten Flavours of their Chocolate Brownies. Decisions, decisions, which ones shall we try?Image result for linda's originals

And if you are a regular to Killyleagh you will not want to miss Kath and her great team at Picnic just across the road from the castle. Pop in for a coffee and a friend – the lightest, most delicious little cakes you will ever taste – our favourites are the raspberry and white chocolate!