Joshua from De Pere, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




De Pere, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

We can sum it up in words like: Sourdough Beer Bread, Gluten-Free Black Forest Cake and Raspberry & Lemon Curd Paczkis!

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

He left the decision-making during Puddings Week to a future-Wisconsinite — the baby carried by his wife. Joshua shared: “When we watched the Showstopper challenge, my pregnant wife almost leapt from her chair saying, 'That! The baby wants that!' so the [sausage strudel] was picked by a pregnancy craving.” This future-kid has great taste! And that’s a Wisconsin Twist we can get behind.

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

Through Joshua, we learned about “Paczki Days,” a Polish, celebratory pre-Lenten tradition observed on Fat Tuesday, and Smurawa’s Country Bakery, the destination in Pulaski to get authentic Paczki’s — essentially a Polish filled doughnut.

How did you do?

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