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Saint Paul Bread Club (SPBC) 2009 Bake-Off (September 10, 2009)

Bake-Off Categories

The Bake-Off had ten declared categories:

  • French/Italian
  • Multigrain/Whole Wheat
  • Rye
  • Sourdough
  • Sweet Dough
  • Cracker Bread/Lavosh
  • Quick Breads
  • Chocolate Bread
  • Challah
  • Other

Bake-Off Winners

The winners of the ribbons in the different categories were:

Bread Type Blue Red White
French/Italian Peg Plumbo (Italian Rustic) Tony Ernst (Italian Crown) Vanessa Hyenne (Baguette)
Multigrain/Whole Wheat Vanessa Hyenne (Five Seeds Boule) John Perhay (Cracked Multigrain) Tony Ernst (100% Whole Wheat with Sunflower Seeds)
Rye Vanessa Hyenne (Raisin Anise Rye) David S. Cargo (Marble Rye) Dan Rischell (Perky Pumpernickel)
Sourdough Kim Ode (Sourdough) Peg Plumbo (Sourdough Italian) Dave Powell (Whole Wheat Sourdough)
Sweet Dough John Perhay (Makowiec) Pat Roberts (Orange Roll) Vanessa Hyenne (Almond Croissant)
Cracker Bread/Lavosh Peg Plumbo (Breadsticks) Vanessa Hyenne (Nooni Toki Cracker) Kim Ode (Salty Sour Berry Cracker)
Quick Bread Vanessa Hyenne (Curry Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread) Pat Roberts (Caramel Coffee Cake) Judy Nyagiro (Orange-Spiced Pumpkin Bread)
Chocolate Bread David S. Cargo (Chocolate-Filled Chocolate Heart) No Award No Award
Challah Bill Middeke Ron Miller Vanessa Hyenne
Other Mike Stickel (Missi Rotis) Bill Middeke (Pretzel Curds) Dan Rischell (New York Bagel)

Other Awards

There was no “Peoples’ Choice Award” this year.

Our celebrity judge, Jeff Hertzberg, awarded four “Sweepstakes” ribbons.

  • Dave Powell - Sourdough Whole Wheat
  • Peg Plumbo - Sourdough Italian
  • Vanessa Hyenne - Raisin Anise Rye
  • Dave Powell - Ginger-Almond Scones

He also awarded a Best of Show ribbon: Tony Ernst - Italian Crown.

Other Notes

The October 10, 2009, Bake-Off meeting had only about 28 people (not counting judges), compared to 70 people in 2008.

I seem to recall counting about 52 entries in all the categories, compared to 90 entries 2008. Interestingly that means the average number of entries this year was much higher (1.9) than last year (1.3). A larger percentage of the people who came also entered (about 21 of 28).

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