Las 100 recetas del concurso Bake-Off® de Pillsbury disponibles en línea

Los creadores de las recetas compiten por $1 millón en abril de 2010

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MINNEAPOLIS (7 de abril del 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Las 100 recetas originales que compiten en el 44° concurso de Bake-Off® de Pillsbury se encuentran disponibles en línea en www.bakeoff.com. Prepare y disfrute de las nuevas recetas de aperitivos, desayunos, postres y cenas hasta encontrar su favorita, y siga la competencia en línea para saber si los jueces eligen su receta principal como la ganadora del millón de dólares.

Los creadores de estas recetas, cocineros aficionados de todo el país, prepararán sus recetas en las finales del concurso el 12 de abril de 2010, en Orlando. En secreto y tras puertas cerradas, un jurado de expertos en cocina degustarán las recetas preparadas por los finalistas y elegirán al ganador del millón de dólares.

“Estas 100 recetas ofrecen una amplia gama de nuevas ideas de sabores, texturas y formas que son realmente apasionantes,” dijo Jann Atkins, el Gerente de cocina de Bake-Off® de Pillsbury. “Los aperitivos saben deliciosos en sus divertidas formas del tamaño de un bocado, los platos para desayuno y cena combinan tradición con comodidad pero con variaciones simples, y los postres van desde los sencillos y casuales hasta los sencillos pero sofisticados, ideales para cada ocasión”.

La competencia

El 12 de abril, los 100 cocineros caseros competirán en cuatro categorías: Desayuno y brunch, Aperitivos para fiestas, Dinner Made Easy™ y Golosinas. Los finalistas representan 36 estados, incluyendo Alaska, Hawái y el Distrito de Columbia. Cuatro de ellos competirán desde su estado natal, Florida. Pensilvania cuenta con el mayor número de finalistas, 12, mientras que Ohio se encuentra en el segundo lugar con ocho participantes. Los 100 finalistas tienen entre 27 y 75 años, e incluyen ocho hombres y 92 mujeres.

Para las finales del concurso Bake-Off®, las 100 minicocinas de GE estarán instaladas una al lado de la otra en los hoteles Waldorf=Astoria Orlando y Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Las minicocinas estarán provistas con aceite de cocina en aerosol antiadherente Crisco® y con todos los ingredientes que cada uno de estos finalistas necesitarán para preparar sus recetas durante la competencia. Los finalistas lucirán los delantales oficiales del concurso, inspirados en los brillantes colores y diseños del hotel que recientemente abrió sus puertas y en donde se llevará a cabo el concurso. El delantal está realizado en tono azul y adornado con un moderno estampado de flores en el bolsillo.

Efectivo y premios

Uno de los cuatro ganadores de categoría ganará el gran premio de 1 millón de dólares y una cocina autónoma de inducción GE Profile™; además, el ganador elige $7,000 en electrodomésticos GE Profile™ adicionales para cocina. El valor combinado de venta del Gran Premio es de aproximadamente $1,010,300. Los otros tres Ganadores de Categoría de recetas recibirán $5,000 y una cocina autónoma de inducción GE Profile™. El valor de venta al detalle de cada Premio de categoría es aproximadamente $8,300.

Se entregarán tres premios adicionales a ganadores escogidos de cualquiera de las categorías de recetas que no hayan ganado otro premio hasta el momento. La receta más innovadora recibirá el Premio GE Imaginación en Acción y el ganador recibe una cocina autónoma de inducción GE Profile™; además, elige $1,700 en electrodomésticos GE Profile™ adicionales para cocina. El valor de venta del Premio GE Imaginación en Acción es de aproximadamente $5,000. El Premio Mantequilla de maní Jif® reconoce al finalista que elabore la mejor receta que utilice al menos ¼ de taza de mantequilla de maní Jif®. El ganador recibirá $5,000. El Premio Crisco is Cooking™ reconoce al finalista que elabore la mejor receta que use al menos 1 cucharada de aceite para cocinar Crisco®. El ganador recibirá $5,000.

Cada uno de los 100 finalistas gana un viaje hasta el lugar donde se celebra la ronda final del concurso, incluidos boletos de avión, una estancia de dos noches en el Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek en Florida, comidas diarias patrocinadas por el evento, un horno de microondas General Electric (valor estimado de venta al detalle de $249), y $125. El valor aproximado de venta al detalle de cada paquete para finalistas es de $1,325.

Productos elegibles

Los finalistas tenían que usar dos o más productos elegibles en sus recetas, con al menos un ingrediente de la lista principal de productos y otro ingrediente de la lista principal o de la secundaria.

La lista principal incluyó productos elegibles que se repitieron en el concurso, como medialunas refrigeradas Pillsbury®, base para pizza clásica, masa para galletas y galletas Ready to Bake!™, panecillos Grands!® y Golden Layers®, rollos de canela, palitos de pan, hogaza francesa con costra y bases para pie, mezclas para brownies Pillsbury® y harina BEST® Pillsbury. La lámina de masa hojaldrada homogénea Crescent Recipe Creations® Pillsbury, las medialunas redondeadas refrigeradas Place ‘n Bake® Pillsbury y la base para pizza delgada fueron los productos nuevos de la lista principal.

La lista secundaria contó con verduras congeladas Green Giant®, mantequilla de maní Jif®, mermeladas, jaleas, conservas, frutas para untar y acompañamientos para helado Smucker’s®, aceite para cocinar Crisco®, huevos Eggland’s Best, mantequilla para untar LAND O LAKES® y nueces Fisher®. Los nuevos ingredientes elegibles que también estaban en la lista secundaria fueron leche condensada endulzada Eagle Brand® y cacao, chispas o trozos para repostería y chocolates para repostería Hershey’s®.

El 44° concurso Bake-Off ® de Pillsbury está patrocinado por General Mills, General Electric, The J.M. Smucker Company, Eggland’s Best, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Fisher® Nuts y The Hershey Company.

Visite www.bakeoff.com para consultar las reglas oficiales, las recetas anteriores y la historia de los 60 años del concurso.

CONTACTO:

Relaciones públicas de Bake-Off® de Pillsbury
Kristen Goldberg
(763) 293-1562
Shera Balgobin
(763) 293-1212

100 Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest Recipes Available Online

Recipe creators to compete for $1 million in April 2010

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MINNEAPOLIS – APRIL 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The 100 original recipes competing in the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest are available online now at www.bakeoff.com. Make and taste the new appetizer, breakfast, dessert and dinner recipes to find your favorite and follow the competition online to see if contest judges pick your top recipe as the million-dollar winner.

The recipe creators?amateur cooks from across the country?will prepare their recipes in the contest finals on April 12, 2010, in Orlando. Working in secrecy behind closed doors, a panel of food experts will taste the recipes prepared by the finalists and select the million-dollar winner.

“These 100 recipes offer such a wide range of tastes, textures and shapes in new ideas that really are easy wows,” said Jann Atkins, Pillsbury Bake-Off® Kitchens Manager. “The appetizers have great flavors in fun bite-sized forms, the breakfast and dinner dishes bring tradition and comfort but with simple twists, and the desserts range from easy casual to easy elegant for just about any occasion.”

The Competition

On April 12, the 100 home cooks will compete in four categories—Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy™ and Sweet Treats. The finalists represent 36 different states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. Four will be competing in their home state of Florida. Pennsylvania has the highest number of finalists at 12, while Ohio comes in second with eight. The 100 finalists range in age from 27 to 75 and include eight men and 92 women.

The 100 GE mini-kitchens will be set up side-by-side for the Bake-Off® Contest finals at the Waldorf=Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel. The mini-kitchens will be stocked with Crisco® no-stick cooking spray and all of the ingredients that each finalist will need to prepare their recipes during the competition. Finalists will be wearing the official contest apron, influenced by the rich colors and designs of the recently opened hotel where the contest will be held. The apron is blue with a contemporary floral pattern on the pocket.

Cash and Prizes

One of the four category winners will win the $1 million grand prize and a GE Profile™ Induction Free-Standing Range, plus the winner chooses $7,000 in additional GE Profile™ kitchen appliances. Combined retail value of Grand Prize is approximately $1,010,300. The three remaining Recipe Category Winners will each receive $5,000 and a GE Profile™ Induction Free-Standing Range. Combined retail value of each Category Prize is approximately $8,300.

Three additional awards will be presented to winners chosen from any of the recipe categories who have not already won another prize. The most innovative recipe will receive the GE Imagination at Work Award and its winner receives a GE Profile™ Induction Free-Standing Range, plus the winner chooses $1,700 in additional GE Profile™ kitchen appliances. Retail value of the GE Imagination At Work Award is approximately $5,000. The Jif® Peanut Butter Award recognizes the finalist who has the best recipe using at least ¼ cup of Jif® Peanut Butter. The winner will receive $5,000. The Crisco is Cooking™ Award recognizes the finalist who has the best recipe using at least 1 tablespoon of Crisco® Cooking Oil. The winner will receive $5,000.

Each of the 100 finalists wins a trip to the contest finals, including airfare, a two-night stay at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel in Florida, daily event-sponsored meals, a GE countertop microwave oven (estimated retail value of $249), and $125. Approximate retail value of each finalist package is $1,325.

Eligible Products

Finalists had to use two or more different eligible products in their recipes, with at least one ingredient from the primary list of products and a second from either the primary or secondary list.

The primary list featured returning eligible products to the contest, including Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls, Classic Pizza Crust, Cookie Dough and Ready to Bake!™ Cookies, Grands!® and Golden Layers® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, Breadsticks, Crusty French Loaf, and Pie Crusts; Pillsbury® Brownie Mixes and Pillsbury BEST® Flour. Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet, Pillsbury Place ‘n Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds and Thin Pizza Crust were new products on the primary list.

The secondary list featured Green Giant® Frozen Vegetables, Jif® Peanut Butter, Smucker’s® Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Fruit Spreads and Ice Cream Toppings, Crisco® Cooking Oil, Eggland’s Best Eggs, LAND O LAKES® Butter and Fisher® Nuts. Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk and Hershey®’s cocoa, baking chips or bits and baking chocolate were new eligible ingredients also on the secondary list.

The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off ® Contest is sponsored by General Mills, General Electric, The J.M. Smucker Company, Eggland’s Best, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Fisher® Nuts and The Hershey Company.

Visit www.bakeoff.com for the official rules as well as past recipes and history for the contest’s 60 years.

About the Sponsors

One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$15.9 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. For more than 130 years, families have trusted Pillsbury to make mealtimes special times. Favorite Pillsbury products include refrigerated cookies, crescent dinner rolls, breads, biscuits, pie crusts and sweet rolls as well as frozen biscuits, sweet rolls, pie crusts, pastry bites and breakfast items. For product information and great-tasting recipes, visit www.pillsbury.com. Log on to www.generalmills.com for company information.

GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliances, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. Providing solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries, GE Consumer & Industrial uses innovative technologies and ecomaginationSM, a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges, to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. General Electric (NYSE: GE), imagination at work, sells products under the Monogram®, Profile™, GE®, Hotpoint®, Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Entellisys®, Tetra®, Vio™ and Immersion® commercial brands. For more information, consumers may visit www.ge.com.

For more than 100 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments. Today, Smucker is the leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. The Company’s wide variety of icon brands and products include such trusted favorites as Smucker’s® jams, jellies, preserves, fruit spreads and ice cream toppings; Jif® peanut butter; Crisco® oils, shortening and sprays; Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk; and Pillsbury® baking mixes, ready-to-spread frosting and flour. For more information and delicious recipes, please visit www.smuckers.com, www.jif.com, www.crisco.com, www.eaglebrand.com and www.pillsburybaking.com.

Eggland’s Best is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S., and their good nutrition just got even better without sacrificing their great taste. Now, EB eggs are higher in Vitamin D, E and B12, and a good source of Vitamin A and B2. They have 25 percent less saturated fat and three times more Omega 3 than ordinary eggs. Eggland’s Best eggs are the recipients of many awards including the Gold Medal for superior taste, appearance and freshness from The American Masters of Taste; the Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute; the Men’s Health Top Pick as the Best Eggs in their Nutrition Awards for four consecutive years; the Best Eggs according to the Women’s Health 2007 Best Foods list; The Crystal Egg Award from the International Egg Commission; and the National Health & Wellness Club Stamp of Approval for flavor, quality and nutrition. Eggland’s Best is the official egg of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest. The distinctive “EB” stamp on the shell assures consumers that the eggs meet the highest standards of taste, nutrition and quality. Eggland’s Best hens are fed a strictly controlled, high-quality, all-natural, all-vegetarian diet without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids of any kind. EB eggs are available in large, cage free and organic varieties, and are certified as Kosher. For more information, visit www.eggland.com.

Land O’Lakes, Inc., a Minnesota-based food and agriculture company, is a leading supplier of quality dairy products. In 1921, Land O’Lakes began making butter from sweet—not sour—cream. Ever since that breakthrough, the company has been a leading producer of butter and other pure, wholesome dairy products that deliver simple goodness to consumers. Today, the tradition of innovation continues with a complete line up of butter and spreads products. Visit www.landolakes.com anytime for great recipes and meal ideas.

Since 1920, Fisher® Nuts has prided itself in providing only the freshest and highest quality nuts. Today, Fisher® Nuts continues its tradition of excellence as a John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) brand. A favorite with at-home chefs looking for an easy and nutritious way to add flavor and pizzazz to any dish, Fisher® Chef’s Naturals® Baking Nuts provide delicious baking and cooking ingredients, making everyday meals extraordinary. Fisher® Snack Nuts offer crunchy freshness and dry roasted flavor for a healthier, delicious snack any time of the day. Fisher’s fresh and delicious products can be found in stores and supermarkets under the Fisher®, Fisher® Chef’s Naturals® and Sunshine Country® brand names. For more information on Fisher Nuts, please visit www.fishernuts.com.

The HERSHEY Company, the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate products, also provides a wide variety of baking products for consumers and foodservice operators. The HERSHEY Company is proud to offer quality baking cocoa, baking chocolate and baking chips and pieces under the Hershey®’s, Reese’s®, Heath®, Heath® Bits‘o Brickle®, Mini Kisses® and Special Dark® brands. With such a variety of forms and flavors, making dessert a memorable occasion has never been easier or more certain! For more information, consumers may visit www.hersheyskitchens.com.

CONTACT:

Pillsbury Bake-Off® Public Relations
Shera Balgobin
(763) 293-1212
Kristen Goldberg
(800) 800-4642