August 17-20, 2017

August 17-20, 2017

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Lesaffre/Red Star Yeast Baking Contest

Baking Contest

Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place in each category. All entries are submitted on paper plates or plain cardboard and delivered to the Dance Pavilion with judging following.


Traditional Irish Soda Breads
Quick Breads
Yeast Breads: White, Whole Grain
Sweet Yeast Breads
Biscuits and Scones (a plate of 6)

Entries will be judged for shape, crust, texture and flavor.

Special Rules

1. Entries will be confined to amateur bakers.
2. All entry forms must be accompanied by a complete recipe on a 3x5 card.
3. An exhibitor will be permitted to show only one entry in any one category.
4. Categories will be limited to 20 entries.
5. No prepared mixes may be used.
6. All persons making entries agree to accept the judges and agree to abide by their decisions.
7. By submitting recipes and baked goods, these become the property of Milwaukee Irish Festivals Inc. and Lesaffre/Red Star® Yeast.

2016 Baking Contest Winners

Traditional Irish Soda Breads

First Place - Eileen Sutt
Second Place - Margaret Halloran Quinn
Third Place - Hannah Dugan

Sweet Yeast Breads

First Place - Paulette Horger
Second Place - Sue Urbaniak
Third Place - Lois Trongard

Quick Breads

First Place - Eileen Stutt
Second Place - Sue Urbaniak
Third Place - Diane Minnis


First Place - Diane Minnis
Second Place - Margaret Halloran Quinn
Third Place - Dominic Schiro

Yeast Breads: White/Whole Grain

First Place - Lois Trongard
Second Place - Sue Urbaniak
Third Place - Jane Czarnezki

Biscuits and Scones

First Place - Rebecca Hartes
Second Place - Tim Urbaniak
Third Place - Barbara Schmidt

Best in Show

Congratulations to Eileen Stutt, our 2016 Best in Show for her Quick Breads entry!

Baking Contest Photos


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