“100 Grand National Recipes” cookbook subtitled “From Pillsbury’s 5th $100,000 Recipe and Baking Contest.” Published by Pillsbury Mills, Inc. in 1954, the cookbook is a soft cover measuring 5¼ x 8 inches with 96 pages. The cook booklet is in really excellent used condition, the pages are clean and unmarked, pretty amazing for its age!
In the 1950’s, this was THE baking contest to win. From Pillsbury’s 5th Grand National $100,000 Recipe and Baking Contest, these are all the winning recipes. Star of the show was the “My Inspiration” Cake. The cake won Mrs. Bernard Kanago the Grand Prize of $25,000. The $7,500 winner was a recipe for Cinnamon Nut Crisps; the $3,000 award went to a Marbapple Ginger Cake and $2,500 landed on Coconut Islands Cookies; $2,000 was given to Blueberry Boy-Bait. Five recipes garnered the $1,000 price: Prune Whip Spice Cake, Southern Pecan Bars, Chocolate Twin Dots, Lemon Cheese Pie and a Crabmeat Cobbler. Such a great piece of history and full of good recipes, fifth in a series that continues today!
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