Celtic Baking Classes

Learn the ins and outs of traditional Irish and British baking right in the heart if Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! The Red Stag Pub presents Celtic Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on traditional and contemporary Irish and British Isles specialties. Follow the lead from our own skilled, in-house bakers as you create your very own Celtic baked goods & pastries to take home and share! During your hands-on baking class, you will learn to bake from many of our original Granny McCarthy recipes and many other recipes from family members and friends. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to bake our very own brown bread, shortbread, several of our scones, or even create a delicious seasonal dessert! Your baking experience will be comprised of high quality ingredients sourced locally! Learn basic tips on ingredient selection, kneading, baking times and more, for a user friendly understanding of baking and techniques. These fun, demonstration based classes make you feel at home, in a relaxed environment. Welcoming beginner and intermediate bakers and just about everyone in the world who loves the kitchen!   

Space is extremely limited for these classes, so make sure to sign up early.  Feel free to take one or all of the classes — it’s your choice!  Join us, and you’ll learn the history of each item, how to make it, and of course, sample and take home your luscious goodies. 

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here’s what you’ll be making

 

Scones are buttery and flaky with the texture of a biscuit, and typically topped with raw sugar or icing. The first known print reference to scones was in 1513 and they have been popular in England, Ireland, and Scotland ever since.  

Shortbread originated in Scotland and due to its popularity made it throughout the United Kingdom. This recipe comes from Red Stag Pub owner, Neville Gardner’s family in Northern Ireland. Because his family was quite poor, they couldn’t afford to purchase many ingredients, which kept their recipes simple. What makes this cookie unique is the buttery and crumbly consistency. 

Brown bread is a traditional staple of Irish cuisine. The inspiration for the recipe is derived from our favorite place, Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is whole meal soda bread made with organic flours sourced in the USA. 

Millionaire Bars are a shortbread biscuit base with creamy caramel, covered in dark and white chocolate.  They gained the name Millionaire Bars because of their rich taste and texture.  Millionaire Bars are a very popular item in Scotland. ..and a pub favorite!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Global Cuisine Cooking Experience at McCarthy’s 6:30 pm
Global Cuisine Cooking Experience at McCarthy’s @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Global Cuisine Cooking Experience at McCarthy’s @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
ABOUT THIS EVENT McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub invites you to join us for our new Global Cuisine Cooking Experience. Learn the cooking techniques, flavors, styles, and history from each region of the world right at McCarthy’s![...]
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Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub 6:00 pm
Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Get into the groove every Thursday night with Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub.  Performing at the top of our patio, grab a pint and some dining and support our local musicians! [...]
July Red, White and Balvenie Whiskey Tasting 7:00 pm
July Red, White and Balvenie Whiskey Tasting @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for the July Red, White and Balvenie Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar ABOUT THIS EVENT Join us in our Great Room for a safe private whiskey tasting conducted[...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Seamus Kelleher 9:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Seamus Kelleher
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Seamus Kelleher
Come and enjoy live music right here in the Lehigh Valley at the best pub in PA! For almost five decades, Seamus Kelleher, A native of Galway Ireland, has performed as a musician in major[...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Corey Purcell 11:00 am
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Corey Purcell @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Corey Purcell @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Corey Purcell Come and enjoy the Perfect Celtic brunch date right here in the Lehigh Valley at our humble little pub! Corey Purcell is an award winning[...]
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Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub 6:00 pm
Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Get into the groove every Thursday night with Tunes at Twilight Live at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub.  Performing at the top of our patio, grab a pint and some dining and support our local musicians! [...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Mike Brill 9:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Mike Brill @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Mike Brill @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Mike Brill Come and enjoy the Perfect Celtic brunch date right here in the Lehigh Valley at our humble little pub! Mike Brill’s solo shows range from[...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Jimmy Farrell 11:00 am
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Jimmy Farrell @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Jimmy Farrell @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Jimmy Farrell Live Music at Red Stag Pub with Jimmy Farrell and our full lineup of whiskeys and delicious menu items!   Jimmy has been singing and[...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Regina Sayles 9:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Regina Sayles @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Regina Sayles @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Regina Sayles Regina is a dynamic singer/songwriter who blends her musical abilities with a love for performance. Her capacity to blend various genres such as pop, jazz,[...]
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Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Shaun Lally 9:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Shaun Lally @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Shaun Lally @ McCarthy's Red Stag Pub And Whiskey Bar
Live Music at the Red Stag Pub with Shaun Lally Shaun Lally is a gigging musician who plays piano, guitar, and sings lead vocals. Shaun provides entertainment in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania as well[...]
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