Irish breads, especially soda breads and scones, are enjoyed every day by Irish people. I think tourists to Ireland are often pleasantly surprised by the natural, wholesome goodness of Irish brown bread.
Irish breads have a unique taste that is difficult to replicate using American ingredients. But this problem has been solved by Sandra Sheerin, who has developed specialty Irish bread mixes that are easy and simple to make.
Today I’m delighted to introduce Gaelic Girl Goodies, and a little giveaway to help celebrate Christmas. And so, it’s time to hand you over to Sandra, the creator of these wonderful Irish bread mixes …….
Gaelic Girl Bread Mixes by Sandra Sheerin
These bread mixes are the fun way to bring Ireland into your home!
Gaelic Girl Goodies is a new Irish brand of traditional bread mixes for Irish American folks – big and small.
Created by Sandra Sheerin and her family, who emigrated to the U.S. from Dublin in 1987, Gaelic Girl Goodies offers easy-to-bake mixes of traditional Irish brown bread, soda bread and scones.
The inspiration for the line came from Sandra’s grandmother, born near the Mourne Mountains in the Cooley Peninsula, who taught her how to mix, whisk, knead and bake breads over the open fireplace.
Wanting to share this tradition with friends and families in America, Sandra created Gaelic Girl Goodies as a fun, easy way to make traditional Irish breads at home.
Most of her customers purchase the mixes to make with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews as a way to spend quality time baking Irish treats and sharing stories of Ireland.
The mixes are packaged in 16oz bags and only require water or buttermilk as an add-in before baking. All ingredients are produced and mixed in Ireland and shipped to Pennsylvania for distribution.
While the Gaelic Girl line currently offers three bread mixes, it will be expanding in 2015 to offer gift sets, limited edition goods and treats for kids.
To learn more about Gaelic Girl Goodies, check out Sandra’s Gaelic Girl website.
(Update July 2017 – This company is no longer in operation
and the links have been removed from this blog post.)
Gaelic Girl Goodies would like to offer one lucky reader a set of Gaelic Girl Bread Mixes as a prize in our little giveaway. Who wouldn’t love a little taste of Ireland for Christmas.
To enter our giveaway just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014. You can leave any comment you wish. What you write does not affect your chances of winning.
If you need some inspiration, why not tell us about your favorite Irish bread, or any fond memories you have of baking or enjoying Irish bread. Perhaps there is a dish you especially enjoy with Irish bread. Feel free to share all your soda bread thoughts and dreams…..
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so I can contact you to arrange shipping of the prize. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to contact the lucky winner.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 and the name shared at the end of this post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstake entries by clicking here.
Best of luck to all our entrants and a big thank you to Gaelic Girl Goodies for sponsoring this fantastic prize for Irish American Mom’s readers.
A quick note of endorsement: Sandra sent me a free sample of her bread mixes, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. They’re easy to make and I definitely give them my seal of approval – just delicious.
December 17th, 2014 – We Have A Winner:
Congratulations to Patricia, who is our lucky winner.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and enter this little giveaway. It was lovely to read everyone’s comments and learn how much you all love Irish soda breads.
And a big thank you to Sandra from Gaelic Girl products for sponsoring this wonderful prize. Wishing her every success with her business.
Nollaig Shona Daoibh
Irish American Mom
Disclosure: Irish American Mom received a free sample of Gaelic Girl Bread Mixes for review purposes. I did not receive cash payment for publishing this guest post. I love to help spread the word about small home businesses, artists and crafts people. Thank you to all who support these wonderful Irish and Irish American business enterprises.
All images published with permission of Gaelic Girl.