Baking @ the Skeff

If there’s one thing you should know about me by now, it’s that I like food. Love it, in fact! So, as you can imagine, when I was invited by ITWBN to attend a cookery demonstration on ‘Breakfast Baking’, I jumped at the chance! Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day (hence the incessant #porridgeporn on my Instagram), so I was excited to get some new ideas. I rarely get more adventurous than oats or omelettes, so I figured some change could be good!

The demo happened in The Skeff Bar & Kitchen as part of Galway Food Festival on the Friday before Easter. I’ll be honest, it was pretty strange going to the Skeff in daylight – I had never been there for anything but a night out previously! I was pretty taken aback by how beautiful the interior is – it’s like a completely different place when you haven’t had a few drinks! 2016-03-25 11.15.35-1.jpg

Nestled away beside one of the bars, Food Manager Ashling Dudley took us through three delicious breakfast recipes, aided by Pastry Chef, Joanna Dorocha. The first recipe was fruit and nut granola – I absolutely love granola, so my interest was piqued. It looked super easy to make, and tasted delicious! I’ll definitely be attempting my own after this – though I doubt it’ll be as nice! The next dish was sultana soda bread. I love a good homemade soda bread, but would never have thought to make a sweet version of it. This one added cinnamon, sugar and sultanas to make a sweet bread – perfect for French toast!

The last and final dish was bacon and cheddar scones. I was wary to try them at first – don’t get me wrong, I love both bacon and cheese ! I just lived off cheddar scones for a good two months when my sister was making them for her Junior Cert Home Economics exam, and swore I’d never eat them again! They, of course, turned out to be delicious – possibly my favourite thing from the event! They would be delicious with some Ballymaloe relish and scrambled egg. Next time I’m feeling a decadent breakfast, they’re happening! 2016-03-25 11.22.18-1.jpg

The demonstration was fantastic, and has got me excited to do some baking and recipe creation of my own! Failing that, I’ll at least make a trip to the Skeff for breakfast sometime soon..

I stayed around the Skeff after the demo, and had tea with a friend. I spied the spread of baked goods and pastries, and just had to try one.. The salted caramel brownie was incredible. Like, probably one of the best brownies of my life – at the very least, in the top 3! Even the green tea was great, and came with a cute little slice of lemon. The green tea totally cancelled out the brownie calories though, right guys?! 2016-03-25 11.37.52.jpg

Take home message – go to the Skeff, eat and be happy!




Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Skeff Bar and Kitchen, however my views are entirely my own. 


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