Sunday, January 26, 2014

Triangle Bread Baking Contest Wrapup

Friday night we had a truly wonderful celebration of bread-making and bread-eating.  With twenty-four breads competing in two categories, everyone who attended had a heaping plateful of breads and dips to taste.

The Winners

Multi-Ingredient Category

1st: Christopher Johnston's "Stollen"
2nd (tie): Alaka's "Cinnamon Honey Oat Bread"; Charles Bowerman's "Raisin Anise Bread"
3rd: David Sittser's "Iredell Olive Ciabatta"

Four-Ingredient Category (Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt)

1st: Matthew Novak's "Rustic Loaf"
2nd: David Sittser's "The Companion"
3rd (tie): Julia Wacker's "Crusty Bread"; Christopher Johnston's "Poolish Baguette"

Many thanks to all the bakers and thanks to our judges which included myself (Ari), George Ash, and Matt Props.
Judges' Table

The weekend, Part II: On Saturday, we brought back the ramen for what I hope will be an annual encore (Ramen Night was our first ever pop-up).  Hats off to Chef Matt for putting together an amazing menu - if you only knew all the thought and preparation that went into the crafting of the stock!

Track of the Weekend:

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