Bread & Roses

Moray Bresnihan is a Cork based baker.

In his words:

We decided to call our micro bakery ‘bread & roses’ in honour of Rose Schneiderman, an American socialist, feminist and one of the most prominent women labour union leaders of the 20th Century. She first coined the phrase in a speech given in 1911:

“What the woman who labours wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses too…”

Schneiderman believed that everyone was entitled to food and beauty and we do too so, in honour of both her words and deeds, we bring you real bread to sustain you and sweet treats to indulge you.

All our breads are made with organic flour, then slowly fermented for a minimum of 24 hours before being shaped by hand, baked in stone hearth deck ovens and brought to market for your pleasure.

We bake traditional French white and wholemeal breads, Italian focaccias and ciabatte, an extensive range of sourdough breads including loaves with a blend of spelt, rye and wholemeal flours as well as speciality breads such as rye, carrot and sesame, olive and sesame and walnut and wholemeal.

We also love making sweet treats such as Buchteln, traditional Austrian sweet rolls filled with jam, and irresistible salted chocolate rye cookies.

You can buy our bread at the Coal Quay producers market every Saturday in the heart of Cork City. During September we will have sourdough starter at the market and we’ll be giving out a simple recipe and guide with our free starter.


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