CakeBook Monday: 1954 PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF BOOKLET

CakeBook Monday: 1954 PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF BOOKLET

Today's pick for CakeBook Monday is really all about one recipe: Blueberry Boy Bait.

Honestly, I've never even made another recipe from the booklet as it's all been about BBB ever since that first bite of this delicate, lemon-blueberry-cinnamon-sugar beauty. 

Rennie Powell, a young woman in Chicago, submitted the recipe to the 1954 Pillsbury Bake-off, taking home 2nd place in the Junior division. She said whenever she baked this particular cake, the boys would come running, hence the Boy Bait part. I was so taken with this notion, I once tried to bring it to life:   

Both Smitten Kitchen and Cook's Illustrated have written about Rennie's creation, but I always love going straight to the source. Bonus: the recipe for Thrifty Giblet Pie!

CakeBook Monday: BAKED, NEW FRONTIERS IN BAKING by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

CakeBook Monday: BAKED, NEW FRONTIERS IN BAKING by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

The truth behind LET THEM EAT CAKE

The truth behind LET THEM EAT CAKE