Jill from Hollandale, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Hollandale, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Jill is a hobby farmer, and the active work of harvesting — be it berries, root veggies, meat or apples — permeated her submissions with a special quality that reminds us to think about the landscape and labor of our food.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

A classic done just right, Jill's “Orchard Apple, Cinnamon & Cranberry Almond Strudel” for Puddings Week grew out of her own orchard in southwestern Wisconsin. We celebrate growers and food producers of all stripes in the state for their dedication and vital contribution to the food system. Got any autumn cider, Jill?

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

We cherish Jill’s meditation in her final bake: “This time of year, I give thanks for our Wisconsin harvest: the vegetables, the animals that give of themselves to us, and the feelings of accomplishment that another growing season is ending.” Our thanks to you, Jill.

How did you do?

I participated in all 10 Great Wisconsin Baking challenges this summer — I’m a Star Baker!