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Best of the Bake-Off Collection: Pillsbury's Best 1000 Recipes Hardcover – Facsimile, August 17, 2009


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For more than 140 years, the Pillsbury name has been synonymous with creating memories and wows in the kitchen. This ubiquitous brand, famous for the Pillsbury Bake-Off started in 1949, has helped generations of home cooks to make and create.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Pillsbury; Facsimile Edition edition (July 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470395591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470395592
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.8 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #467,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By wogan TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 20, 2010
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This cookbook is interesting, both as a cookbook and a record of food preparation from 1949 to 1959. It contains the best of the bake off recipes from the first 10 years of the cook offs. But just remember, or at least be aware that in those years if you wanted pie crust or biscuits, you made them from scratch. These are not the recipes of today where you are instructed to break out a can of breadsticks or unroll refrigerated pie crust. Of course you can always use those; but some might expect what are the' norm' for today's easy bake off recipes in this book and that is not the case.

I wish they would tell which year each individual recipes won. But there are tips on how to bake perfectly, freezing tips, measurements and equivalents - for example; cream cheese and cottage cheese exchanges. How to bake yeast breads is included.
I do also wish they would list ingredients at the top of each recipe, they are in bold print within the directions, but it is sometimes easy to overlook something. Many pictures are included, but most are in black and white. Hints are included in each section, for example; to make smooth round dumplings, dip the spoon in cold water before dropping each dumpling.
Included are recipes for yeast breads, quick breads, main dishes, cakes, frostings, cookies, pies and desserts.

So if you want to make brownies and other recipes from scratch, have great results and lots of hints and help this is a good book for you. Beginners and more advanced cooks would appreciate this cookbook.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cafeaulait on October 9, 2011
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My Mother was a Great Baker. My Dad was a Great Stove Top Cook.They complimented each other quite well.Mother said Everyone looked forward to the "Bake~Offs" Annually.Published long before televised,recipes were "scooped up" at the Grocers. The magazine was a huge hit with Ladies in the late 1950's and still to this Day.Mother made a particular Favourite for Holidays.A recipe that used Yeast Dough,Orange juice and zest. Along with Almonds,slivered and buns twisted. Devoured at Times before Dinner could ever be served! {That absolutely delicious}.With 1000 Recipes You will never want for Inspiration on "what's for Dinner/Holiday Meals,Lunches,Parties, et cetera".Since this Is an Older book for Cookery,you may substitute newer Ingredients. I cannot recommend this more Highly than the fact My Mother considered Pillsbury Products the Best of the many Brands available to purchase. They Never failed Her. They still remain Now and Do Not fail me or Hunny,my Husband either.Those are precious words to Live by when a product Brand Name continues for longer than 60 years.So many 'flash in the Pan' items come and go~Pillsbury stays at a level of what We trust for Integriety and Continued Brand Effectiveness.Thank You to the Partners and Amazon that collectively bring such Excellence on a Daily basis.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By klawless on September 29, 2011
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As a child I remember my mom having the orginial 1959 cookbook and using it often. I was not expecting much when I ordered a copy, but this is the exact replica of the original publishing - pictures and all. The cookbook has some great recipes for cakes (all kinds), cookies, breads, and even casseroles. This is an excellent addition if you are a vintage cookbook collector.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Murray on December 22, 2013
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This is our family favorite cookbook. My mom had hers since the 1950's and the pages were falling out as well as well read! It was a struggle trying to keep the book in tack. Finding it again at a fantastic price was priceless. We purchased this cheaper than when it first came out. It was never used and the look on her face was total surprise. It is exactly like hers. We will be getting one for every member of the family that loves to cook to keep the tradition of family recipes alive and tasty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dixie Frabasilio on July 6, 2014
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I've had this book for years and have since bought them for family members. Can't beat the price. The book is just flat out awesome and I have used it as go to for many recipes over the years.
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I originally received this in 1961 from my Dear Mother in Law. Loved so many of the recipes especially the banana nut bread. in the process of moving I lost my cookbook. I was devastated.
I decided to go online and searched. I remembered the picture of the Spicy Apple Twist.
I ordered it and love it!
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By Diane Kitay on September 1, 2013
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All the old Pillsbury Bakeoff recipes (before they started using Pillsbury pre-made products like dough) that are from cooks and homemakers from the 50's-60's. Who need cake mixes when there are great recipes that you can do from scratch? Can't wait to start trying these out! (Pennsylvania Applesauce Bread anyone?)
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I have the original book and it is getting pretty tattered and torn. I was, therefore, delighted that I could get the reprint. It is exactly as the original is only the graphics are better. With the recipes in this, especially for cake making, you will never miss.
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