Oregon woman wins national bread festival contest

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- An Oregon woman has taken the top prize in the National Festival of Breads baking competition with her raisin granola breakfast rolls.

The Kansas Wheat Commission announced Tuesday that Gale Collier of Redmond, Ore., was selected the winner from eight finalist recipes bake-tested at the competition this weekend in Wichita. Judging was based on taste, originality, ease of preparation, healthfulness and appearance.

Collier receives a cash prize of $2,000 plus a year's supply of yeast and a trip to the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vt. She also won a $500 award sponsored by California Raisins.

More than 500 home bakers from around the nation entered the contest.