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Bramley Apple Baking & Orchard Visit
Des & Michelle Mackle - Orchard & Wee Buns Cookery School
Bramley Apple Baking & Orchard Visit Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Northern Ireland and experience the Bramley Apple Harvest in County Armagh. The Bramley apple of County Armagh have coveted PGI status which highlights regional and traditional foods. 
Visit a local orchard in a lovely rural spot in Collegeland, County Armagh to chat with the owners Des and Michelle Mackle and get the inside knowledge about the apples, the family business, the history and heritage. Then over to the cookery school where you will don your aprons, get baking and learn the secrets of traditional Irish baking using the Bramley apples. 
This experience will begin at the orchard and then continue at the cookery school which is a 5-minute drive away. 
Class Details: Duration – 3 hours Cost – £75 per person. Class Recipes: Potato Apple Bread, a traditional County Armagh recipe Fruit Soda Bread Buttermilk Scones. 
Join us for this unique Bramley Apple Baking Class and Orchard Visit and experience the Apple Harvest in September. The Orchard Tour begins at 9.30am at Rose’s Orchard with the Mackle Family who own the orchard and live here. The orchard is a 5-minute drive from the cookery school on the Armagh side of Moy in Collegeland, Co. Armagh. In the Autumn the apples will be on the trees ready for picking.
The orchard tour will last approximately 45 minutes and participants will then make their own way over to the cookery school for the baking class to begin straight after the orchard tour. After tea, coffee and scones fresh from the oven the class beings with a demonstration of the recipes. We bake from scratch using the best local ingredients and use a traditional griddle for the Potato Apple Bread which is a very traditional Co. Armagh recipe. You will make your own Fruit Soda Bread and Buttermilk Scones and will have both to take home.