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The winner of the 2023 Virtual National Festival of Breads will be announced online on June 1.

May 30, 2023

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Mocha Coffee Pecan Babka
GO NUTS: Marian Evoniuk of Austin, Texas, was named a finalist in the 2023 Virtual National Festival of Breads with her Mocha Coffee Pecan Babka in the Go Nuts category. This category is for a yeast bread or roll recipe that incorporates nuts in the dough or filling.Photos courtesy of National Festival of Breads

A panel of judges has selected the final recipes that will be represented in the eighth National Festival of Breads, sponsored by King Arthur Baking Co. and Kansas Wheat. This year’s virtual event is scheduled for June 1.

Nutty Pumpkin Cranberry Dinner Rolls

“The National Festival of Breads celebrates the creativity of America’s home bakers,” says Cindy Falk, co-chairperson of the event and nutrition educator for Kansas Wheat. “Join us on June 1 from the comfort of your home as we share the stories behind our finalists’ winning recipes and announce who will be America’s next top bread baker.”

Four finalists have been named for the biennial National Festival of Breads, the nation's only national amateur bread-baking competition. In addition to the four finalists, the judges also selected 23 Honorable Mention award winners.

Cheese Lover's Barbecue Bread Twists

Finalists and award recipients represent states from coast to coast and include:

The biennial National Festival of Breads is open to amateur adult home bakers, ages 18 and older, who submit original yeast bread recipes that were developed by the entrant. Recipes were evaluated by a qualified panel of food experts, and selected recipes were test-baked in the Kansas Wheat Test Kitchen in Manhattan (Kan).

Knotty 7 Grain Rolls

The four category winners will receive a $500 cash prize and a baking bundle worth $250 from sponsors. The overall Best of Breads Champion will be selected from the four category finalists and will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

A People’s Choice winner will be selected from votes collected online May 15 to 26. That winner will receive a baking bundle worth $100.

The National Festival of Breads is sponsored by Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Baking Co., Kansas Soybean Commission, Stafford County Flour Mills Co., HyVee, Texas Wheat, Manhattan (Kan.) Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Kansas Corn Commission.

Source: Kansas Wheat

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