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I'm happily married, mom to four boys and four girls at home, with one in the presence of God. We are slowly working on raising our own food and making much of what we need. I knit, cook, read, pray, think, write, crochet, and I'm trying to sew, too.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Not a Finalist

Well, as I was beginning to suspect, I am not one of the 100 finalists in the Pillsbury Bake Off. I will post my recipe for Lemon-Cranberry Scones, that I developed to use two of their products, soon. I modified my, very good in my opinion, basic scone recipe to use their flour (negligible difference, I use whatever we have or is on sale) and Yoplait Lemon yogurt, rather than the buttermilk I normally use. I had to fiddle with amounts and baking times to make it all work the right way, since the yogurt wasn't quite the same viscosity or consistency of buttermilk, and after baking several batches in different ways, and serving them to many people, came up with a great recipe. It was evidently not what they were looking for, though. I would think they would want a recipe to use up the lemon yogurt, since I cannot imagine that it sells all that well. Ah, well, their loss I suppose, and I'll share the recipe with you and my original recipe.


Blogger b'gina said...

I just came here from Love and Cooking, so I'm new to your blog. Since you enter cooking/recipe contests, are you aware of the one which Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ladies Home Journal are sponsoring? I have some detail and a link on my blog: http://stalkingthewaiter.blogspot.com/2005/10/new-gourmet-chocolates.html

I'm planning to enter it because it will be fun to play with the recipe. Just imagine all the chocolate goodness before I have my entry perfected. Good luck if you decide to enter, too. BTW, these scones sound wonderful.

Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:10:00 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Hi, Ranee,
I came upon your blog while surfing. I just wanted to say that I've been a Pillsbury finalist 3 times but didn't get chosen the first time I entered either. Just keep on entering and you may find yourself competing someday.
I also entered the Ghirardelli contest.
For more info on recipe contest you can visit www.contestcook.com or a subscription site on which I am a charter member, www.contestcooking.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:51:00 AM  

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