National Festival of Breads

 

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Image: Onion Parmesan Cracker Bread.

 

Onion Parmesan Cracker Bread, created by Rosemary Leicht of Bethel, Ohio, won top prize in the 2013 National Festival of Breads.

Rosemary Leicht of Bethel, Ohio, is the grand prize winner in the 2013 National Festival of Breads baking competition, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann’s Yeast, and the Kansas Wheat Commission. Judges selected Leicht’s recipe for Onion Parmesan Cracker Bread from among eight finalist recipes bake-tested at the public competition on June 22 in Manhattan. The National Festival of Breads is the nation’s only amateur bread-baking competition.

“It is very exciting, but it is surprising,” Leicht said after the award announcement. “There were so many great breads here, and they all sounded wonderful.”

Leicht’s Onion Parmesan Cracker Bread was entered in the competition’s “Time Saving and Simple” category. Leicht says she developed the recipe after her son-in-law raved about a similar bread served at a Chicago restaurant.

“Michael is our newest member of the family, so when this contest came up, I thought I would try something he would enjoy,” says Leicht, who perfected the recipe after nearly four months of testing and tweaking.

Leicht works as a part-time paralegal in Bethel. She and her husband, George, have two grown children, Martin and Elizabeth.

As the 2013 National Festival of Breads champion, Leicht wins $2,000 in cash, an expense-paid trip to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, and a year’s supply of yeast from Fleischmann’s Yeast.

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