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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. 

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

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

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!

Upcoming Celtic Baking Classes

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