National Festival of Breads

June 9th, 2021

2021 National Festival of Breads

The National Festival of Breads is a public festival held every other year in Manhattan, Kansas. This year will be a little different; to maintain everyone's safety, this year will be completely virtual. You can still expect the same great recipes and competition - just from the comfort of your own house! Join us on June 9th at 3:00 PM Central Time to hear from our five finalists and see who is named Best of Breads Champion!

Posted by National Festival of Breads on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 National Festival of Breads is officially in the books!

Thank you for your participation in this year’s event! Relive the crowning of the winners and learn more about the finalists and try their recipes. 

THE FINALISTS

Here are the finalists!

WINNERS

Savory Rolls

By: Anakkarat Barth

Ever since I moved to the United States 25 years ago, I have looked for ways to integrate Thai ingredients and techniques into my cooking and baking. I continue to experiment on how different flavors come together and this recipe is one of them.

Sweet Rolls

By: Maggie Sleichter

Strawberry lemonade is a flavor combination that I’ve never tried in bread before. I have a big family and they love to taste test recipes.

FINALISTS

Traditional Breads

By: Barbara Estabrook

I created a healthful bread using local wild rice, dried tart cherries, pecans and maple syrup. I love my bread lightly toasted and spread with maple-laced butter.

Sweet Bread/Rolls​

By: Susan Simpson

This is a fruit-filled variation of my German grandmother’s ‘Bavarian Twist.’ I have modified it numerous times over almost five decades.

Creative Bread Shape

By: Madee McKee

My high school FACS Department created a coffee shop. This inspired me to modify a white bread recipe with the addition of dark espresso to give my recipe a twist to start my day.

SAVORY ROLLS

Ana Barth

TRADITIONAL BREADS

Barbara Estabrook

SWEET BREAD/ROLLS

Susan Simpson

SWEET ROLLS

Maggie Sleichter

CREATIVE BREAD SHAPE

Madee McKee

THE JOURNEY OF

Field to Flour

SPONSOR CONTENT

King Arthur Baking Company

SPONSOR CONTENT

Red Star Yeast

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