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Celtic Baking Classes

Paige Pastry Chef Red Stag PubLearn the ins and outs of traditional Irish and British baking right in the heart if Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! The Red Stag Pub presents Celtic Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on traditional and contemporary Irish and British Isles specialties. Follow the lead from our own skilled, in-house bakers as you create your very own Celtic baked goods & pastries to take home and share! During your hands-on baking class, you will learn to bake from many of our original Granny McCarthy recipes and many other recipes from family members and friends. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to bake our very own brown bread, shortbread, several of our scones, or even create a delicious seasonal dessert! Your baking experience will be comprised of high quality ingredients sourced locally! Learn basic tips on ingredient selection, kneading, baking times and more, for a user friendly understanding of baking and techniques. These fun, demonstration based classes make you feel at home, in a relaxed environment. Welcoming beginner and intermediate bakers and just about everyone in the world who loves the kitchen!   

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. 

 

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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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February 2019

February Baking Demo – Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

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/feb-baking-demo-tickets-51717474358   You read that right!!  WHISKEY AND CHOCOLATE!!!  …

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March 2019

March Baking Demo – Irish Soda Bread

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! 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/march-baking-demo-tickets-51717573655 This month we are demonstrating Irish soda bread.  Soda bread is a variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which…

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April 2019

April Baking Demo – Millionaire Bars

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/april-baking-demo-tickets-51717752189 We will be doing the classic Millionaire Bars....…

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May 2019

May Scone Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Want to know how to make those perfect scones? Join us for our May scone baking demo at McCarthy’s Pub to find out! Our Head baker Paige is ready to teach you all about the balance of sweet and savory, in mouthwatering scones; which are sure to impress your family members!   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…

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June 2019

June Shortbread Cookie Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are a staple in any Celtic kitchen. Light and buttery, they illude some bakers, but not you. Join us for our June shortbread cookie baking demo at McCarthy’s Pub!  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…

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July 2019

July Irish Cream Mousse Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Summer’s picking up and it’s time for you to learn how to make your new summer staple, mousse! Our July Irish cream mousse baking demo at McCarthy’s Pub is right around the corner. Spots are filling up fast!  Mousse is a light and airy dessert. It’s meant to be enjoyed on warm days as a refreshing treat! Paired with Irish cream, you have a decadent dessert that you can’t say no to!  We will be ready to start baking at 6:30. Guests…

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August 2019

August Brown Bread Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Brown Bread Loaf

Brown bread is a traditional staple in Ireland. The inspiration for our recipe is derived from our favorite place. Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is a wholemeal soda bread, made with organic flours sourced in the USA.  Join us for our August Brown Bread Baking Demo at McCarthy's Pub to learn how to make the perfect loaf! You can purchase our brown bread mix for easy recreation at home!    Baking kicks off at 6:30 and guests are welcome to…

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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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