Flavours of Italy from Northern Ireland’s Krazi Baker

Food NI member Krazi Baker, Northern Ireland’s award winning baker of traditional Northern Irish griddle breads, has added the flavours of Italy to his range or original breads.

The artisan bakery business, owned by Mark Douglas and based in Dromore, county Down, is developing focaccia breads.

He’s just launched successfully his first traditional focaccia featuring roasted peppers and onions with rosemary and a light sprinkle of rock salt.

“I’ve baked the focaccia bread in response to requests from people here especially those visiting my stalls at markets around Northern Ireland. I’ve always baked them at home and decided to make them available to existing and potential customers keen on focaccia.

“My business is based on responding quickly to customers for different baked goods,” he says.

“I launched the focaccia bread at a recent market in Northern Ireland and they proved to be extremely popular. I was sold-out very quickly and have now decided to add focaccia to my range of breads,” he adds.

The focaccia breads follow the introduction of his own sourdough bread for shoppers more than a year ago.

Krazi Baker is known throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for premium griddle breads such as traditional Northern Irish favourites potato bread, soda and treacle farls and potato apple baked fresh on-site at markets. He has also developed award winning shortbread and oat flake biscuits, including a low sugar variety.

An experienced baker, Mr Douglas has also developed original products with other local ingredients such as cheese, chorizo and guanciale.