BREAD FESTIVAL

Gold Medal Flour teamed up with the Mill City Farmer’s Market to sponsor the 4th Annual Bread Festival!  We had a beautiful sunny day at the Market which is perched on the banks of the Mississippi River in the historic milling district of Minneapolis, in the shadows of the landmark original Gold Medal Flour mill.

Breadfest

Breadfest

In addition to the great local, fresh produce available at the market, Bread Festival celebrates the best of bread making.  Local celebrity bakers Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg were on hand for a pizza baking demonstration complete with an outdoor oven provided by Lorenzo’s Ovens.

Breadfest

Breadfest

And we were so excited to sponsor the marquee event, the Bread Baking Contest. A fantastic team of judges, including Steve Horton from Rustica Bakery and Sun Street Breads’ Solveig Tofte evaluated the submissions under two categories: Quick Breads and Yeasted Breads.

Breadfest

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third place winners and, for the first time, an honorable mention was awarded to one recipe in each category for best use of wholesome ingredients!

The first place winners were:

Quick Breads  –  Grand Champion Pumpkin Bread by Candace Freeman

Breadfest

Yeast Breads  – Whole Wheat Bread by Jonathan Kaye

Breadfest

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks again to the Mill City Farmer’s Market for putting on Bread Festival and celebrating with Gold Medal Flour!

Be sure to check out all our winning recipes:

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Beer Quick Breadby John Dinger

Stacy’s Ginger-Bread by Stacy Sowinski

Whole Wheat Honey Bread by Hannah Snider

Fermented Oatmeal Bread by Bill Heffron

Buckwheat and Black Walnut Boulé by John Jacobson