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Ballycastle wheaten takes top spot!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ballycastle wheaten takes top spot! thumbnailThe Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, congratulates Tom and Eimear Mullin, owners of Thyme & Co in Ballycastle, on their success at the World Bread Awards

A CAFE in Ballycastle was among the winners at the recent World Bread Awards in London.
Thyme & Co, owned by husband and wife team Tom and Eimear Mullin, triumphed in the Irish Wheaten Loaf category, beating off competition from bakers across Ireland and the UK.
Its 'Ballycastle wheaten' wowed an extensive repertoire of judges, including awards host and Dickenson & Morris Master Baker Stephen Hallam.
Speaking following her return from the awards ceremony, which was held in St John's Church, Hyde Park, Eimear said: "It was a great achievement to even be there, sitting alongside such big names like the Head Chef from the Dorchester Hotel. That made me realise just how high level it was. I couldn't believe it when we were named as the winner, I was over the moon."
Thyme & Co's wheaten bread is based on a recipe given to Eimear over ten years ago by Ballycastle woman Roberta McBride. Since then, it has been refined by bakers in the café to create today's winning product. And it has certainly been a worthwhile process, with the judges saying 'they were impressed by the look of the bread, it had a good crust, and they would find it difficult to suggest any improvements!'

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