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Monday is the big day for the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Posted by: Rick Nelson under Baking, Food, beer, wine events, Minnesota newsmakers Updated: November 10, 2013 - 9:41 AM
Doughboy image courtesy of Pillsbury.

 

The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off takes place on Monday in Las Vegas (for the first time in the contest's 64-year history), and four Minnesotans are among the 100 finalists.

This year's Bake-Off finds competitors in three recipe divisions: Amazing Doable Dinners, Simple Sweets and Starters and Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts.Recipes must have seven ingredients or less and require 30 minutes or less in preparation time.

There's plenty on the line: $1 million to the grand-prize winner. From there, the drop-off is steep: $10,000 for second place, along with $5,000 for third place and four $5,000 special award winners. (Doughboy image, above, courtesy of Pillsbury). 

The four Minnesotans are: 

Beverly Batty of Forest Lake, preparing On the Go Breakfast Cookies (which calls for Pillsbury refrigerated oatmeal raisin cookies and Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Coconut Pecan Frosting). 

Sonya Goergen of Moorhead, preparing Mini Italian Shepherd's Pies (which features Green Giant frozen chopped spinach and Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts). 

Vicki Mager of Bloomington, preparing Seeds and Chocolate Pastry Wedges (which features Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts). 

Cathy Wiechert, preparing Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata (which uses Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust and flour). 

Track the contest's progress on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

Doughboy image courtesy of Pillsbury.

Do you have a favorite Bake-Off recipe? Mine is Peanut Blossom cookies, from the 1957 Bake-Off. 

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