Tuesday, January 20, 2009

With St Patricks Day (March 17th) fast approaching,people will be donning green hats,dying beer and rivers green, consuming vast amounts of bacon & cabbage and looking for Leprechauns!!!
As I discovered in my research, St Patrick was once held captive by "Niall of The Nine Hostages" King of Ireland,379-406. So my family held St Patrick hostage......So,I should make ammends !

You see, you have just learned a little history!

St Patricks Day 2006 saw the arrival of RACHEL GAFFNEYS TRADITIONAL IRISH BUTTER SHORTBREADS on the shelves of 'Central Market' stores throughout Texas.
I make these shortbreads,using the finest ingredients,including 'Kerrygold Unsalted Butter'
These are preservative and additive free. I want you to experience the same taste I did when my mum made them. With that in mind it took 2 long years to find a bakery that would make them to my specifications, ie using real ingredients. The process was LONG and THOROUGH.
At times disheartning. I remeber flying back to Dallas one day after a day of complete failure at the bakery. All this money for nought. IT WASNT. It was just another way of knowing what did not work and another step to knowing what did work.......2 years later, a lot of travel,late nights,early mornings,cheap hotels,lonliness,worry we had our first succesful production run!!!