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Award-winning recipes that will please families and judges alike!
Seasoned contest winner and food competitor Linda J. Amendt has compiled a volume of her award-winning confections for the baking novice. Each section explores a different technique and then offers a variety of recipes to develop that skill. From cookies to cakes, pies to quick breads, these recipes provide a comprehensive look at the world of baked goods. For those who plan to compete, Amendt offers first-hand advice from her experience as both a participant and a judge. Recipes for the perfect Dutch Apple Pie or the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie are just the tip of the culinary iceberg. Tested and proven to be the best, these desserts and breads are sure to win a blue ribbon or two!
This author has won a whopping 900+ awards in state- and county-fair food competitions around the country, including over 700 blue ribbons and special awards for excellence. Perhaps her greatest talent lies in her baking-cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, muffins, quick breads, and other oven delights. In this cookbook, she reveals her insider secrets on how to win those coveted first prizes or simply wow your family with recipes for such treats as Cranberry-Orange Pockets, Plum Crumb Pie, Walnut Cinnamon Rolls, and Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies.