Baking Academy of Ireland, Dublin

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The Baking Academy of Ireland is an exciting new venture based in Palmerstown Village, Dublin 20, that offers hands-on courses in bread and cake baking, chocolate making and sugar craft cake decoration.

The academy was established by Master Baker Derek O’Brien. Derek was previously Head of the National Bakery School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8. During his time with the DIT he introduced and managed the hugely popular part time Professional Baking courses. He is the team manager of the Irish National Baking Team that has been very successful in European baking competitions. Recently he was appointed by the International Baking Academy in Germany, as Head of the English language Diploma in German Baking programme.

Our Philosophy

We know the joy and excitement of creating wonderful sugar craft decorations and chocolates or baking something really enjoyable and sharing it straight from the oven. Our aim is to provide the best educational experience for each and every student. We will demystify the science and technology and inspire you to create something fantastic. We will teach you the craft and skills to do it successfully - every time.

Our Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in the field of baking, confectionery, chocolate and sugar craft. Each has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the art and craft of artisan techniques. They are uniquely experienced and enthusiastic bakers, confectioners and chocolatiers who will guide and inspire both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

Our Facilities

The Baking Academy of Ireland is located just off the N4 in Palmerstown Village, Dublin 20, and close to the Liffey Valley shopping centre. The Baking Academy's hands-on workshop is designed with the student in mind. The worktops and benches are stylish and are complemented by appliances supplied by Miele.

The bakery is designed for a maximum of 12 students and each student has easy access to all the equipment needed at their own work station. Each student works alone - never in pairs or small groups - to ensure the perfect learning environment.
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  • Just completed the 1 day Sourdough course with Master Baker Robbie and it was superb. Such a professional set up and very interactive with our tutor guiding us through the process step by step to prod...  more »
  • Bread is the food of life that I have always enjoyed - when I could get it! Bread is a simple food made from Flour, Water, Salt and Yeast - yet modern “bread” in supermarkets and bakeries contain a le...  more »
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  • I had a class on savoury breads here. Derek and Robert are very knowledgeable on the subject, they teach simple, yet effective recipes, and - what is most important - the methodology for breadmaking. It's the first baking course I've been to which is spot on on ingredients, dough temperature, proofing and retarding. Plus, you get to bring home loads of delicious stuff.
  • It makes me really sad to give this baking school two stars because my experience at the time was great. My mum accidentally threw out the recipe book for the breads we made during the course. I emailed and asked if it was possible to collect a new booklet or have it emailed but I received a generic email response outlining the courses they offer weeks later. I really wanted to do the sugar paste courses but I wouldn't go back because of this. I really felt like they got my money and didn't really care past that point. :(
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