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Bramley Apple Baking & Orchard Visit

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Northern Ireland and experience the Bramley Apple Harvest in County Armagh.

Join us for this unique immersive experience focusing on the wonderful Bramley apples of County Armagh in a beautiful hilltop orchard.

  • The Bramley apples of County Armagh have coveted PGI status which highlights regional and traditional foods.
  • Visit a local orchard in a lovely rural spot in Collegeland, County Armagh to chat with the owners’ Des and Michelle Mackle and get the inside knowledge about the apples, the family business, the history and heritage.
  • Then over to the cookery school where you will don your aprons, get baking and learn the secrets of traditional Irish baking using the Bramley apples.
  • This experience will begin at the orchard and then continue at the cookery school which is a 5-minute drive away.

 

Class Details

Duration

3 Hour(s)

Cost

£75 per person

Bramley Apple Baking & Orchard Visit

Class Recipes

  • Potato Apple Bread, a traditional County Armagh recipe
  • Fruit Soda Bread
  • Buttermilk Scones

Join us for this unique Bramley Apple Baking Class and Orchard Visit and  experience the Beautiful Apple Blossom in Spring or the Apple harvest in September.

The Orchard Tour begins at 9.30 am at Rose’s Orchard with the Mackle Family who own the orchard and live here. The orchard is 5 minutes drive from the cookery school on the Armagh side of Moy in Collegeland Co. Armagh.

In Spring time you will get to see and smell the beautiful pink and white apple blossom and in the Autumn the apples will be on the trees ready for picking.

The orchard tour will last approximately 45 minutes and participants will then make their own way over to the cookery school for the baking class to begin straight after the orchard tour.

After tea, coffee and scones fresh from the oven the class begins with a demonstration of the recipes.

We bake from scratch using the best local ingredients and use a traditional griddle for the Potato Apple Bread which is a very traditional Co.Armagh recipe.

You will make your own Fruit Soda Bread and Buttermilk Scones and will have both to take home.

Feedback from previous participants

Mary Anne, Friday morning’s class was very enjoyable. The visit to your local orchard really set the scene! Michelle and her husband gave us a great insight into life in the orchard! It was lovely to meet them and learn about the upcoming apple harvest. 

As always your class was an inspiration;
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Please Note: This class is suitable for all levels of experience. For more information on our booking policy, please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Class Cancellations

Cancellation - We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to change the date of your booking, please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to refund or transfer your booking.

  • Bookings cancelled more than 21 days prior to the start of a course will be refunded or alternatively you may transfer to another date free of charge.
  • Bookings cancelled within 21 days of the date of a course are non-refundable and non-transferable, the only exception being if we are able to refill your place. If we are able to do so you may transfer to another date.
  • Refunds cannot be issued on any unattended classes without prior notice.

Testimonial

Friday morning’s class was very enjoyable. The visit to your local orchard really set the scene! Michelle and her husband gave us a great insight into life in the orchard! It was lovely to meet them and learn about the upcoming apple harvest.

As always your class was an inspiration; I always enjoy your demos.

Well done and thank you!

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