Ereman and Gossen Named Grand Champion Bakers at Oklahoma State Fair's Best of Wheat ContestMon, 23 Sep 2019 13:02:15 CDT
Katherine Ereman from Arnett, OK in Ellis County, recently placed first in the Other Wheat Bread Category of the Senior Division at the State “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking contest held on September 22 at the Oklahoma State Fair. Her entry of Cheesy Onion Braid topped the class also winning her the title of Grand Champion for the Senior Division with her entry.
Bailey Gossen from Corn, OK in Washita County, placed first in the Specialty Shaped Bread Category of the Junior Division at the State “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking contest. Her entry of Star Bread topped the class also winning her the title of Grand Champion for the Junior Division with his entry.
The contest is an annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and State Fair of Oklahoma.
“We had 121 entries from 39 counties this year, all champion or reserve champion winners in the county contests,” said Don Schieber, Chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. “We had great attendance and always enjoy the opportunity to award the top bread bakers in the state.”
The contest consists of 12 classes, 6 in the senior division and 6 in the junior division. Senior division classes include white bread, whole wheat bread, dinner rolls, other wheat breads, sweet breads and bread machine. Junior division classes include white bread, dinner rolls, other wheat breads, sweet breads, specialty shape breads, and bread machine.
State Champions in the Senior division include: Dena Welch, Lincoln County, white bread; Don Robison, Kingfisher County, whole wheat breads; Kim Weder, Carter County, dinner rolls; Katherine Ereman, Ellis County, other wheat breads; Melody Thorn, Woodward County, sweet breads and Melody Thorn, Woodward County, bread machine.
State Champions in the Junior division include: Elizabeth Tunender, Cleveland County, white bread; Bailey Nickels, Garfield County, dinner rolls; Jacob Hinkle, Grady County, other wheat breads; Lilyana Sestak, Lincoln County, sweet breads; Bailey Gossen, Washita County, specialty shape breads and Korben Gossen, Washita County, bread machine. A cookbook with the top 5 recipes of every class from the Best of Wheat competition will be available on-line January 2020 at www.okwheat.org.
Source - Oklahoma Wheat Commission
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