Betty is brown bread champ

Clonmel woman Betty Williams was crowned Ireland’s brown bread champion at the Ploughing Championships.

Sponsored by Aldi, the National Brown Bread Baking Competition was last held in 1973, and was revived in association with the ICA and the National Ploughing Association.

Betty, a member of the Rathkeevin ICA guild has been baking for 50 years but said she took it up in earnest only four years ago to help her through a very difficult period in her life.

”The secret of success in baking is a hot oven’” she said. “I more or less stick to the traditional brown flour, white flour, a bit of grain, butter and the buttermilk. She won €2,000 of Aldi vouchers.

Eight finalists took part at the Ploughing Championships.



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