What's the secret to a good brown bread? Four finalists battle it out at National Ploughing Championships
Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a surprise appearance at the final of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition.
Tipperary woman Betty Williams won the coveted award after a final bake-off against three highly-skilled bakers from all over the country.
Ms Williams from Clonmel said she was astounded at her success.
She has been baking for 50 years but took it up in earnest four years ago when it helped her through a very difficult period in her life.
"I love baking and I love making things for people, but I never expected to win something like this," she said.
"The secret of success in baking is a hot oven'" she said.
"I would always say that brown bread is easy to make. You must have a hot oven when you put in your bread. I more or less stick to the traditional brown flour, white flour, a bit of grain, butter and the buttermilk. Put it into an oven for about an hour."
The Taoiseach said she should sign a contract to supply the Tipperary team with brown bread to feed them going into their hurling final replay.