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Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) recently crowned the winners of the 5
th annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest, the only professional baking competition in the nation.
Thirty-six finalists gathered
October 12-13 at the American Institute of Baking (AIB) in
Manhattan, Kan., to bake a variety of unique breads that starred the naturally sweet and classic baking ingredient:
California raisins. Of the 36 finalists, 13 winners were chosen for their innovative and mouth-watering entries, competing in Artisan, Commercial and Breakfast categories. The California Prize was also awarded to recognize an honorable effort.
The winners include:
Grand Prize – Courtney Reed & Susan Kay, Bay State Milling, Quincy, MA (Raisin² Pizza Crust)
Judges' Prize – Philippe Sanchez, Marriott International, Orlando, FL ( Fleur de Raisin)
Idea Prize – Siddharth Mangalore, Kendall College, Chicago, IL (Curried Whole Wheat Raisin Boule)
Student Prize – Jack Lonetto, Johnson & Wales Univ. North Miami, FL (Raisin Stuffed Breakfast Challah)
Grand Prize – Pamela Adams, University of Massachusetts (Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread)
Judges' Prize – Suzanne Tatis, Art Institute of Las Vegas (Lucky Golden)