Discovering the Authentic Ireland

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Bake from Scratch is partnering with Tourism Ireland and Williams Sonoma to bring you a taste of Authentic Ireland. Follow along as we uncover and celebrate the incredible things that make the island’s food distinctly Irish. Together we’ll explore Ireland’s storied culinary history and vibrant food scene. For our July/August issue, we’ll be bringing you an Authentic Ireland issue of Bake from Scratch filled with recipes and a firsthand look at the time we spent baking our way through Ireland. The best part? You can enter to win a trip to Ireland for you and a guest in a national sweepstakes!

Photography by Joann Pai


Enter to win a customized vacation for two to Ireland! This incredible prize includes two roundtrip standard economy airline tickets from the winner’s nearest Ireland gateway, six nights of superior accommodation with a one-night authentic Irish castle stay, seven days of automatic car rental, entrance to Guinness Storehouse and Cliffs of Moher, and breakfast each morning (except on the day of arrival).

Photography by Joann Pai


In the spirit of summertime adventure, our Authentic Ireland July/August issue (available in early June) will be a celebration of all things Irish baking. We’ll include a day-by-day travelogue of our food-focused production trip, from a bakery tour of Dublin to the country’s best cooking schools and castles worth a visit on your next trip. Get an exclusive, intimate look inside home kitchens of some of Ireland’s most renowned bakers and meet the makers behind the country’s most iconic baking ingredients and goods. This issue will be brimming with vivid stories and incredible recipes that showcase the best of Irish baking, from soda bread and scones to brown bread and Guinness stout cake and everything in between.


Five incredible food personalities joined us on our production trip to Ireland and are helping us share Ireland’s culinary story with amazing recipes in our upcoming Authentic Ireland issue of Bake from Scratch magazine.

Beverly Hills,

Kylie Mazon-Chambers of

Tomato Irish Soda Bread Dinner Rolls
with Fried Shallot Butter


Kayla Howie of

Irish Coffee Soda Bread Pudding

King of Prussia,

Allie Roomberg of

Authentic Irish Apple Tarts



Hello. My new address is ashfordcastle. 🏰👑🐕 Please direct all correspondence there. An absolutely beautiful bedroom built in 1715. I loved all the details from the wallpaper to the carvings on the frames and drawers. Felt like a queen. Lots more in my IG story. Also, go Niners! I’ll be asleep. #authenticireland #loveireland
I ate so many scones in Ireland. 😋 Sharing darina_allen’s recipe plus tips we learned from our baking class at ballymaloecookeryschool, on the williamssonoma blog. This is a nice base recipe to tweak sweet or savory. As far as eating them, again it’s a base to add the yummy stuff like butter, clotted cream and jam. I’m now a fan of Irish Whiskey Marmalade. 🍊🥃 #AuthenticIreland

You know I love a custard tart. 💛 These brûléed vanilla CUSTARDOS at bread41dublin are 🔥. The flaky croissant dough shell is perfect. See more behind-the-scenes from Ireland 🇮🇪 in my IG story. So many amazing makers to talk about but just a peek for now. thebakefeed tourismireland williamssonoma
A day strolling around Cong brought us through this beautiful gate.

The word “Cong”, which in Irish is Conga, is from Cúnga Fheichín meaning “Saint Feichin’s narrows”.

Saint Féichín (died 665) was a 7th century Irish saint. Sources for his life and legend include Irish annals, martyrologies, genealogies, and hagiographical works.

The first monastic houses said to have been founded by Féchín are those on the islands of Omey and Ardoilén, both off the coast of Galway. 


#cong #authenticireland #ireland #irelandtravel #irelandgram #loveireland #irishpassion #ig_ireland #visitireland #thisisireland #irish #irish_daily #ireland🍀 #discoverireland #ireland_gram  #travel  #travelgram  #irelandaily #irelanddaily  #ireland🇮🇪 #offthebeatenpath #irelandtour #irelandtourism #fillyourheartwithireland #history #saint #irishhistory #gate #gatewayarch
This Soda Bread 🍞 🧈 is one of the easiest and quickest baking projects I’ve ever done. Just 3 ingredients: flour, baking soda and buttermilk. There’s no kneading or proofing. It’s cooked on a griddle. I think I prefer this over the oven-baked version. It’s really tender. A huge thank you to traceysfarmhousekitchen for teaching me and for the dulse (seaweed) butter. 🌀 
How-to in my IG story. Sharing the recipe on the williamssonoma blog here:
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  1. While I would be hard pressed to call any of your BFS issues a favorite, surely this month’s Irish issue is a top contender. The recipes you chose to include are wonderful-every one, the plethora of brilliantly researched information, tips, references, historical information, and absolute beautiful and extensive photography are beyond stellar. Among the very talented bakers you selected to showcase, I am particularly pleased to see one of my personal favorites, Gemma Stafford, included in this volume. I have her book (almost signed but for Covid and a cancelled Pie Fair), follow her BBB site and delight in her Irish-to-the-core presentations. Clearly, who can navigate through these beautiful pages and not at last plan a trip to Ireland as soon as the world returns to “normal”? You have opened a lot of doors with this issue. Kudos to this wonderful project and to an outstanding editor and staff.

  2. This was the BEST issue I’ve ever read – my friend and I had to cancel our Ireland vacation this year due to Covid-19. Having this issue to flip through was the second best thing! Wonderful.


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