Superbly illustrated, this book will inspire people at all levels to bake with assurance and joy. Easy, accessible recipes for all sorts of bread are included: Irish traditional breads, Mediterranean breads, allergy and non-wheat breads, and fancy and festive Breads. Techniques of baking are explained simply and clearly with details on essential ingredients. Suggestions for when to serve and with what are also included. Sheila Fitzpatrick's Alternative Bread Company is renowned for its amazing breads, meeting demand for 'different' breads baked with fresh, wholesome ingredients, without additives and preservatives. Her background in food, wine and publishing, a reluctance to accept mass-produced material, and life as a working mother, give her a unique insight into the dietary concerns of the average family. Demand for ABC breads is such that ABC now have outlets in Cork, Limerick and Galway, with Dublin on the horizon.
Sheila Fitzpatrick worked in food and wine and publishing in London before moving to Cork. Her breads have featured on RTE radio and TV and she has guested at Ballymaloe Cookery School.