OKLAHOMA CITY — Bailey Gossen from Corn, OK in Washita County recently placed first in the Specialty Shape Bread Category of the Junior Division at the State “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking contest held on September 22 at the Oklahoma State Fair. Her entry of Star Bread topped the class also winning her the title of Grand Champion for the Junior Division with her 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 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.
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission promotes greater utilization of wheat in both domestic and international markets through research, market development and public education. Five wheat producers representing designated districts across the state serve as the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s board of directors. Current officers are Don Schieber, Chairman, Ponca City; Kenneth Failes, Vice-Chairman, Cherokee; Tom Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer; Guymon, Michael Peters, member, Okarche and David Gammill, member, Chattanooga.
–Oklahoma Wheat Commission
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