BBGA Demonstration Set to Offer A Taste of Ireland with Jimmy Griffin

Join expert teacher Jimmy Griffin as he covers a survey of famous Irish specialties. In this two hour demo, Jimmy will teach classic Irish Brown Soda bread that can be made and ready to eat in just an hour, Fruited Soda bread, Hot Cross Buns—just in time for Easter, Raspberry Buttermilk scones which were a signature at Griffin’s for more than 140 years, Griffin’s Grinder—a sandwich bread baked in a traditional Irish wood form (variations will be discussed) and a light and savory Potato and Dill Shamrock Bread, made with an overnight cold sponge and shaped into a festive clover.

March 7, 2022
Monday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, ET
Skill Level: Beginner to Professional

Born 30th December 1964 Jimmy was born into a family steeped in baking tradition since 1876, he became the sixth generation of his family to carry on the family baking tradition. The bakery celebrated 143 years in business 2019. In 1982, Jimmy went to Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to study a Diploma in Bakery Production and Management, where he graduated with honours. He also took the City & Guilds Full Technological Certificate Bakery exams with distinction following work experience abroad in Astoria Queens NY USA; he returned to the family firm. His baker, mentor and father Anthony passed away ten years ago aged 85 years.

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