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Celtic Baking Classes

Learn the ins and outs of traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Celtic Paige Pastry Chef Red Stag PubBaking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on four different Irish or Scottish baked treats. These fun, demonstration based classes led by our culinary professional, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, and millionaire bars!  

Space is extremely limited for these classes, so make sure to sign up early.  Feel free to take one or all of the classes — it’s your choice!  Join us, and you’ll learn the history of each item, how to make it, and of course, sample and take home your luscious goodies.  The cost for each class is $20.00. 

Here’s what you’ll be making… 


Scones
 
Scones are buttery and flaky with the texture of a biscuit, and typically topped with raw sugar or icing. The first known print reference to scones was in 1513 and they have been popular in England, Ireland, and Scotland ever since.  

Shortbread 
Shortbread originated in Scotland and due to its popularity made it throughout the United Kingdom. This recipe comes from Red Stag Pub owner, Neville Gardner’s family in Northern Ireland. Because his family was quite poor, they couldn’t afford to purchase many ingredients, which kept their recipes simple. What makes this cookie unique is the buttery and crumbly consistency. 

Brown Bread 
Brown bread is a traditional staple of Irish cuisine. The inspiration for the recipe is derived from our favorite place, Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is whole meal soda bread made with organic flours sourced in the USA. 

Millionaire Bars 
Millionaire Bars are a shortbread biscuit base with creamy caramel, covered in dark and white chocolate.  They gained the name Millionaire Bars because of their rich taste and texture.  Millionaire Bars are a very popular item in Scotland. ..and a pub favorite!

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April 2018

Baking Class at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub featuring Brown Bread

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Brown Bread Loaf

Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with only 20 spaces available, so make sure to sign up…

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May 2018

Baking Class at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub featuring Millionaire Bars

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with only 20 spaces available, so make sure to sign up…

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June 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Treacle Bar Baking Class

June 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with…

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July 2018

Wired Scones Baking Class

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with…

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August 2018

Fresh Fruit Tart Baking Class

August 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with…

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September 2018

Baking Class Featuring Guinness Chocolate Brownies

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On September 5th, our monthly baking class features decadent Guinness chocolate brownies! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy.  The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you…

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October 2018

Baking Class Featuring Maple Whiskey Bread Pudding

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On October 3, our baking class features Maple Whiskey Bread Pudding! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are…

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November 2018

Baking Class Featuring Marshmallows

November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On November 7, our baking class features fluffy home-made marshmallows! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested…

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December 2018

Banana Jameson Cake Baking Class

December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On December 5, our baking class features Banana Jameson Cake! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested…

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January 2019

Monthly Baking Demonstration – Pots Du Creme

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers!  This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested… For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-baking-demo-tickets-51717246677 For this month - My nephew, Benjamin and…

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Celtic Baking Classes

Learn the ins and outs of traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Celtic Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on four different Irish or Scottish baked treats. These fun, demonstration based classes led by our culinary professional, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, and millionaire bars!  

Space is extremely limited for these classes, so make sure to sign up early.  Feel free to take one or all of the classes — it’s your choice!  Join us, and you’ll learn the history of each item, how to make it, and of course, sample and take home your luscious goodies.  The cost for each class is $20.00. 

Here’s what you’ll be making… 


Scones
 
Scones are buttery and flaky with the texture of a biscuit, and typically topped with raw sugar or icing. The first known print reference to scones was in 1513 and they have been popular in England, Ireland, and Scotland ever since.  

Shortbread 
Shortbread originated in Scotland and due to its popularity made it throughout the United Kingdom. This recipe comes from Red Stag Pub owner, Neville Gardner’s family in Northern Ireland. Because his family was quite poor, they couldn’t afford to purchase many ingredients, which kept their recipes simple. What makes this cookie unique is the buttery and crumbly consistency. 

Brown Bread 
Brown bread is a traditional staple of Irish cuisine. The inspiration for the recipe is derived from our favorite place, Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is whole meal soda bread made with organic flours sourced in the USA. 

Millionaire Bars 
Millionaire Bars are a shortbread biscuit base with creamy caramel, covered in dark and white chocolate.  They gained the name Millionaire Bars because of their rich taste and texture.  Millionaire Bars are a very popular item in Scotland. ..and a pub favorite!

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