Pillsbury Bake-off Contest

July 14th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Leo Burnett created Pillsbury’s Doughboy and Jolly Green Giant considers them two of the agency’s top five brand icons.

C.A. Pillsbury and Company founded in 1872 by Charles Alfred Pillsbury and his uncle John Sargent Pillsbury. Pillsbury was once claimed to be the largest grain mill in the world at the Pillsbury “A” Mill overlooking Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Pillsbury Bake-off is a cooking content , since 1949 and is runned by the Pillsbury Company. The contest used to take place every year in the last 20 years then it changed to be in every 2 years.

In the year of 1966, the prize raised to one million dollar and was won by a man named ” Mari Petrelli” and in that year among the 100 finalist , 14 contestants were men.

The first grand prize at the start of the contest was known as “Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest” , the award was for $ 50000 and was hosted in Waldorf-Astoria Hotel , won by Theodora Smafieldas and her recipe was “No-Knead Water-Rising Twists”. Tens of thousands of recipes were entered in the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest.
The 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off contest held in Dallas in April will be featured on Food Network Challenge. As for the 2008 contest was held at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel , Carolyn Gurtz who won was a million dollar , for the recipe ” Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies”.

“Judges described the cookie, which has a crunchy outside and a layer of cream filling inside, as a new twist on a classic.”

“http://www.pillsbury.com/BakeOff” , is the official webpage of the pillsbury and the pillsbury bake off. A site listed with varieties of recipes and also including the contestants recipes. The site does not only contain the baking but for cooking also.

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