Talented baker Samara Ward from Inver has risen to the challenge of making some of Ireland's best brown bread. 

Samara Ward has qualified to the semi-finals National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, through entering the Aldi bread drop heats which took place in May 2018.

Pictured is National Brown Bread Baking Competition semi-finalist Samara Ward from Inver, Co. Donegal with Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association.

She will now compete in the semi-finals which will take place in the Aldi marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on the 18thand 19th of September.

Two people will be chosen from each day and will go on to compete in the final of the competition on the 20thof September. Samara will be more than ‘bready’ for the task by then!

The winner will see their winning brown bread on sale in Aldi stores across the country for a minimum of 6 months, and will win a share of the profits, guaranteed to be at least €10,000. That’s some dough!