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Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Alan and Zoe Tennyson make bread from their home in Cross Mahon Bandon Co. Cork. They specialise in organic spelt and wheat breads sourcing local organic produce where possible. Our wholemeal spelt breads are made with Ballybrado flour, the only Irish producer of organic flours. We hope to add further organic breads as we continue to source producers.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our current breads are . . .
  • Rosemary focaccio. A traditional Italian flatbread, which makes beautiful bruschetta and sandwiches. Made with organic strong white flour, rosemary, water, yeast and salt.
  • Sage focaccio. Like the rosemary focaccio, a classic italian bread. Made with organic strong white flour, sage, water, oil, yeast and salt.
  • Traditional white yeast bread. The old staple, so used and abused! But with a little TLC it can become a thing of beauty. Organic strong white flour, butter milk, water, salt & yeast. Move away from the dark side and come home to real bread.
  • Multi seed soda bread. We love this bread! Plain flour, organic bran, organic pinhead oatmeal, linseed, sunflower seeds, bread soda, treacle, butter milk, oil and salt.
  • Spelt bread made with organic Ballybrado flour. This ancient grain is making a fast come back, due the growing population with wheat intolerances. We use locally milled ballybrado organic spelt flour. Spelt flour, butter milk, water, oil, yeast and salt.
  • Spelt soda.  This bread is yeast free, dairy free and wheat free.  Made with organic spelt and rye flours, organic oatbran, organic pinhead oatmeal, linseed, sunflower seeds, bread soda, soya milk, oil and salt.
  • Raisin & marmalade bread. Organic strong white flour, butter milk, free range egg, water, raisins, sultanas, marmalade, salt, sugar, oil & yeast.
  • Banana bread with apricots, sultanas & lemons. Plain flour, real butter, sugar, apricots, sultanas, bananas, lemon rind, oil, free range eggs, butter. 

Please post any comments or suggestions.


  1. Hi Guys,
    Tall order but do you do amy yeast-free, dairy-free spelt breads, rolls?? Great idea.
    JD, Bandon.

  2. Hi JD, You are like a mind reader! We are trying out some recipes and hope to have a good bread ready by Saturday.

  3. Thanks Alan & Zoe, as you can see by the date of my reply I have been away working and not accessing the blog. I will follow up soon and try and check out some breads. It's primarily for my missus who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 3 years ago and has been on a restrictive diet since (no wheat, yeast, gluten, dairy etc). She finds iot difficult to source good bread etc.
    Thanks again.

  4. Hi John, We are making a spelt soda, with soya, no dairy, no yeast, no wheat. It does contain gluten however. Spelt is a low gluten flour.
    We'll be on the market Saturday, might see you then.

  5. Hi Alan & Zoe, I am looking to buy some loafs of the Spelt soda bread, I live in Mullingar, do you post any orders?

  6. I'm writing to enquire if you stock wheat&corn free pita pockets & tortilla wraps? If not do you know where I could purchase some. Thank you for your time.

  7. Hi Niamh, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately I can't help you and I have not been able to locate any suppliers. Although you might try http://www.glutenfreedirect.com/

    What you might be interested in is the fact that wheat has been given a very bad name. When it is not the wheat in itself which is the culprit but the industrialised process by which so much of your bread is made. I would encourage everyone with the slightest interest in this to look into the health benefits of sourdoughs and traditional methods of bread production. Its a revelation! See http://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/ for more information.
    Well done on your blog, it is inspirational! A

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