Two former Dublin bank wor-kers, Graham Clarke and Sophie Morris, who started their own company Kooky Dough, are now supplying 20 stores across Ireland, including four branches of the Superquinn supermarket.

The pair, who were made redundant last October, produce and package the dough, made with all-Irish ingredients, in a professional kitchen in a unit in a Dublin centre that incubates new companies. The packaging turns into a baking tray when consumers bake the cookies at home. Clarke and Morris started the business with only E600 (£525)capital, but at a pre-Christmas fair in Dublin, they made enough to pay for market research and packaging. Also, a government scheme allows them to employ a full-time marketing graduate at no cost to themselves.

The dough is available in five flavours, though the duo are looking to add further varieties to the range, such as seasonal flavours for Christmas.