Veronica from Chicago, IL (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Chicago, IL

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Like Kat from Brooklyn, Veronica showed that while you can take the girl out of Wisconsin you can’t take Wisconsin out of the Wellington. Wait. . . what we mean is that she exemplifies how we pack up our local food culture and take it with is in a variety of ways as our lives and geographies pull us in different directions. We might live in France but our food still exhibits bits of the places we cherish.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

Veronica’s “CinnaMemorial Union Bread” Celebratory Loaf bears the pattern of the iconic Memorial Union Terrace Chair in Madison. While local to the city, the chair has wide reach with Wisconsin Badgers of all stripes and across the globe holding seated summer memories of beers and brats on the shore of Lake Mendota. Veronica even owns some Terrace chairs herself. Her loaf, however, is too delicious to sit on.

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

Veronica taught us that a veggie Wellington *can* be done. She made a Lentil Wellington with carrots, lentils, white beans and mushroom duxelles wrapped in homemade rough puff pastry. Yum – we’ll try it this winter!

How did you do?

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