Local Food Hero
Robert DittyDitty’s Home Bakery,
Magherafelt, County Londonderry
For 45 years the Ditty family has been baking
Tradition balanced with innovation is the way to
handcrafted traditional breads, biscuits and cakes.
succeed. They produce a range of stunning plain
The exceptional quality of their baking has won them
oatcakes, and cooperating with other Irish artisans,
six Great Taste Awards, a coveted Irish Food Writers
flavoured oatcakes with dil isk from Dingle, Gubeen
Guild Good Food Award and Robert has been judged a
smoked cheese, and oats smoked by Frank Hederman
Super Food Hero by Rick Stein. Founded by Robert and
in East Cork. Breads and cakes may be bought in their
Margaret, the present owner, son Robert, has been
three shops while oatcakes and shortbread are
joined by nephew Clifford Brimley.
available in speciality food shops, airport shops,
and are widely exported.