Margaret Sexton of Roscommon is the winner of The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).
Relaunched last year by the NPA, the event was a huge success, with entries from each one of the 26 counties.
The final was held last Thursday at the National Ploughing Championships, where Margaret rose to the challenge and emerged victorious, commended by the judges for her Brown Bread’s traditional appearance and perfect texture.
Margaret receives a €5,000 prize (€2,500 Aldi vouchers and €2,500 cash). Her brown bread will also be stocked in all Aldi Stores in Ireland for a minimum of six months and during this time Margaret will receive 10% of the profits.