“100 Prize-Winning Recipes” cookbook subtitled “From Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National $100,000 Recipe and Baking Contest.” Published by Pillsbury Mills, Inc. in 1952, the cookbook is a soft cover measuring 5¾ x 9 inches with 96 pages. The cook booklet is in excellent used condition, the covers have a bit of wear (mostly along the edges) but the pages are clean and unmarked.
With famous judges and Art Linkletter as the host, this was THE baking contest to win. From Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National $100,000 Recipe and Baking Contest held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on December 10, 1951, these are all the winning recipes. Star of the show was the delicious Starlight Double-Delight Cake. The cake won Mrs. Samuel P. Weston the Grand Prize of $25,000. The $10,000 winner was Chocolate Marble Bars; the $5,000 winner was Apple Orchard Pie; the $4,000 award went to Plantation Peach Shortcake; and $3,000 landed on Hot Ziggities. Seven recipes garnered the $1,000 price: Gold Rush Cake, Apple Dapple Pudding, Orange Glory Rolls, Beauty Bow Rolls, Shanghai Casserole, Chocolate Peek-a-Boos and a French Silk Chocolate Pie. Such a great piece of history and full of good recipes, third in a series that continues today!
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