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Exceptional Bakery Every Day
Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Cinnamon. Sugar. Vanilla. Now, open them. You could have sworn you were in your grandmother’s kitchen. Every McCaffrey’s bakery offers a complete line of freshly baked products, including artisan breads and rolls, pies, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, dessert cakes and fruit tarts. We specialize in all-occasion cakes, and we’ve taken custom-decorated cakes to another layer. Our decorators will work with you to put the icing on the cake for your special occasions – from showers and birthdays to rehearsal dinners and weddings. Please stop by to see what these artists are capable of or to sample a taste of home.
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Irish Soda Bread
- Shamrock Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Fruited Cheesecake
Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that uses baking soda as a leavening agent instead of the more common yeast. While this may not seem like much of a revelation today, since baking soda is common in all kinds of recipes, it was a boon to bakers in Ireland in the mid 1800’s. At that time, Ireland did not have a strong tradition of yeast bread making because, unlike many other European countries, the country did not produce much of the high-protein (hard wheat) flour necessary for making good yeast breads. When baking soda was introduced to the country, it pretty much replaced yeast; it produced a reliable rise in the oven, made tasty loaves of bread; and worked perfectly with the softer Irish flour. Soda bread has four basic ingredients – flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Today, it often contains additional ingredients like sugar, butter, currants, or caraway seeds to enhance the flavor and texture of the bread. Pick some up in your McCaffrey’s today!