Serious dough on offer for winner of National Brown Bread Baking competition


This winner of this year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition could earn up to €15,000 in profits from the sales of their bread in Aldi.

The competition was launched this week and it will take place over the summer.

Galway hopefuls can drop thier bread off at the Aldi Store, New Town Centre, Oranmore on 9 June from 10.30am to 1pm.

In association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), the competition was relaunched five years ago, and the event has proven to be a huge success.

The contest is open to both members and non-members of the ICA.

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said: “Given the huge popularity and success of the National Brown Bread Baking competition at Ploughing over the past four years, we are once again delighted to be renewing our partnership with Aldi and the ICA.

“It is wonderful to see the long and great tradition of baking in Ireland alive and well at Ploughing.

“The total attendance figures for the 2018 National Championships came to over 240,000 and this year’s event in the new location of Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow looks set to be bigger and better than ever.”

Once again this year, entering the competition will be easier than ever, and Aldi is encouraging any bakers over the age of 16 to take part to be in with a chance of seeing their bread on shelves nationwide.