Anna Piergentili with her trophy

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Nutrition Assistant/Supervisor Anna Piergentili was the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Great New England Bread Baking competition, which took place during the Friday evening activities of this year’s Strolling of the Heifers weekend.

Piergentili’s winning entry was Pannettone Quick Bread, an Italian bread which she describes as having “an orange flavor, with some vanilla and dried fruit.” She received a trophy, a $200 gift certificate from King Arthur Flour and a King Arthur Gift basket for being the best of the 15 finalists.

A resident of East Dummerston, Piergentili has been with BMH Nutrition Services for five years. Although she doesn’t have much chance to bake in her position, she makes pies every Thanksgiving to help raise funds for the Dummerston School.

Meet Anna and hear how she felt about winning, plus get a copy of the winning recipe.