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Pillsbury Bake Off Cookbook #24 1973 (Bake It Easy)
Pillsbury Bake Off Cookbook 24 1973 - Bake It Easy Author:Pillsbury Publications Many collectors enjoy searching for and using Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbooks. Some Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbooks are relatively common and some are quite elusive, so they make for a fun and challenging collectible. Bake-Off cookbooks are small paperbacks, usually about 6" X 9". Each cookbook contains 100 recipes. Recipe categories include cookies, ... more »breads, entrees, desserts, and more. The very first grand prize winning recipe was a cinnamon nut roll called "No-Knead Water Rising Twists." The first Pillsbury Bake-Off contest was held in 1949. The cookbook presenting recipes from the 1949 contest was published in 1950, and the series has continued until the present time.
The contest was originally named "Pillsbury's $100,000 Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest." The name of the contest changed gradually over time. The Bake-Off name was introduced with the 9th cookbook in 1958, which noted the recipes were from "Pillsbury's Best 9th Grand National Bake-Off". The phrase "Grand National Bake-Off" was used through the 16th cookbook, then the "Grand National" was dropped. The 1966 cookbook said the recipes were from the "17th annual Bake-Off".
A Bake-Off cookbook was published every year through 1978. From 1980 onward, contest cookbooks were published every other year. Pillsbury was acquired by General Mills in October 2001.« less