Biscuit Bake-off Winners

The annual 2019 Hudson Cream WV Biscuit Bake-Off winners pose with judges at the Autumn Harvest Festival and RoadKill Cook-off last Saturday. Front row, from left: Judge Delsy Swearingen, Kayden Clark and Liberty Barkley. Back row, from left: Haymond Holcomb, Judge Sam Felton, Ollie Barkley, Julia Williams, Jean McClure and Judge Suzanne Stewart. Photo courtesy of Cara Rose

Ollie Barkley, of Marlinton, won the blue ribbon in the Master’s category for traditional biscuits in the 2019 Hudson Cream West Virginia Biscuit Bake-Off Saturday.

“Winners were all past participants,” Cara Rose, bake-off coordinator said. “There were 15 entries in all the categories.

“Ollie has entered every year, and she has a family of biscuit bakers as well who compete,” Rose continued.

Julia Williams, of Droop, took home the first place ribbon in the premier category and Haymond Holcomb, of Richwood, won second place. Premier entries are for those who have not won the bake-off in the past.

The Youth winner for traditional biscuits was Liberty Barkley, of Marlinton. This was her first year competing.

In the Master’s category, second place went to Jean McClure, of Marlinton; and third place to Kayden Clark, of Williamstown.

Clark also won People’s Choice by a landslide with her Cinnamon Spice and Sugar is Nice sweet biscuit. She won the Youth Category in 2018, and is now a two-time Hudson Cream West Virginia Biscuit Bake-Off winner at a young age.

Judges included Marlinton Mayor Sam Felton, Pocahontas County CVB Board member Delsie Swearingen, and The Pocahontas Times staff writer Suzanne Stewart.

Hudson Cream Flour is the title sponsor for the West Virginia Biscuit Bake-Off.

Hudson Cream Flour is manufactured by Stafford County Flour Mills in Hudson, Kansas.

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