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Halloween, Barmbrack and Getting the Pea

OHehirs Barm Breac

Bobbing for apples, trick or treating and making last-minute costumes from black bags all scream Halloween. But nothing reminds us of the night for ghosts and witches to roam more than barmbrack - the delicious sweet bread dotted with sultanas and raisins. And it’s not just the mouth-watering taste that makes this bread so special, it is of course – the ring. For children all around Ireland, finding it is the greatest triumph there is.

But barmbrack wasn’t always so kind. In the past, the tradition was to add a pea, a stick, a piece of cloth, a coin and a ring to the bread mix. Each item was meant to predict your fortune – or lack of. It was believed that the person who got the pea wouldn’t marry that year; the stick meant an unhappy marriage; the cloth indicated poverty and the coin riches; while the person who found the ring would wed within the year.

Whilst you won’t find a pea, stick, cloth or coin in O’Hehir’s bracks, you will find a really beautiful, moist loaf packed with flavour…and maybe even a ring! Our brack is best enjoyed when toasted and lathered with butter. De-lish.  

O’Hehirs Win Big at Irish Food Awards

We are delighted to have won 3 Irish Food Awards this weekend at the prestigious Irish Food Awards ceremony in Dingle. O’Hehirs came away with 2 Silver medal winners for our Bramley Apple Tart and our Chocolate Delight Cake plus one Bronze Medal winner, for our Gluten Free Boston Brownie!

The 9th annual food awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products were entered into the 2016 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in over 100 food and drink categories. This is the first year that O’Hehirs have entered and it’s wonderful to have five O’Hehirs products chosen for merit in total.

O’Hehirs Partners with Run Galway Bay

 

We will be at the finish line to welcome home almost 3,000 participants in the Run Galway Bay event on October 1st.
We will provide a mouth-watering selection of cake slices to suit every palate, including Lemon and Blueberry Cake, Carrot and Walnut Cake, Wild Berry Crumble and our devilishly delicious Double Chocolate Fudge cake.

Our friendly team from O’Hehirs will also be ready with warming teas and coffees for all the runners.

O’Hehirs Products Chosen for Irish Food Awards

O’Hehirs bakery is delighted to announce that they have had five of their products chosen for final judging at the prestigious Irish Food Awards.

The awards are the most prestigious and toughest competition for quality food produce in Ireland. Although the awards are in their 9th year, this is the first year that O’Hehirs have entered and it’s wonderful to have five O’Hehirs products chosen for merit. 

O’Hehirs Bakery’s Fabulous Gluten Free Range

O’Hehirs are leading the field with their range of Irish Gluten Free Products.

Recognising a widespread need for these products in 2013, O’Hehirs researched and developed their range for two years before finally launching it in June 2015, with the range exclusively available in their stores.

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O'Hehirs Bakery
14 Grattan Street Sligo
T: 071 91 44171
E: reception@ohehirs.ie

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