A female Hunter recently placed first in the senior division bun category at the state’s “Best of Wheat” bread baking competition, held Sept. 26 at the OSU OK County Conference Center. Cooperative Extension.
The entry of Ruth Campbell of Yeast Rolls dominated the other entries in the class. She also won 2nd place in the Senior Bread Machine class.
The contest is an annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the Oklahoma State Fair.
“We had 113 nominations from 39 counties this year, all winners of champions or reserve champions in county contests,” said David Gammill, vice chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat Board. “Even though the competition was closed this year, we were able to broadcast the competition live via Zoom and still take the opportunity to recognize the best bakers in the state.”
The competition consists of 12 classes, six in the senior division and six in the junior division. Senior Division State Champions include: Nancy Barth, Harper County, White Bread; Katherine Ereman, Ellis County, Whole Wheat Breads; Ruth Campbell, Garfield County, Buns; Mary Ellen Wooderson, Kay County, other wheat breads; Connie Walker, Payne County, Sweet Breads and Sarah Jarnagin, Custer County, Bread Maker.
A cookbook with the 5 best recipes from each class of the Best of Wheat competition will be available online in January 2022 at www.okwheat.org.