Updated:
Original:

Sriracha, veggies, surprises: trends for Pillsbury Bakeoff finalists

Author:

Thousands of hopeful home cooks from across the nation whipped up new recipes to submit to the legendary Pillsbury Bake-off Contest. The top one hundred finalists have been chosen and one of them will win a million bucks for their dish.

The Taste of General Mills blog reports that many of the top creations fall into four food trends:

1. Sriracha. The Asian-inspired hot sauce made from sun-ripened chiles has gone mainstream, as have spicy ingredients.

2. Food mashups. Combining two taste treats in a single dish.

3. Vegetables. Incorporating good-for-you produce in unexpected, even tricky, ways.

4. Baked treats with a surprise twist. Infusing pastry with hidden ingredients.

Four Minnesota woman are among the finalists. They include Sonya Goergen of Moorhead (mini Italian shepherd's pies), Vicki Mager of Bloomington (seeds and chocolate pastry wedges), Cathy Wiechert of Mound (orange cardamom blueberry crostata), and Beverly Batty of Forest Lake (on the go breakfast cookies). You can see all of the recipes from the finalists at Bakeoff.com.

A press release carried by Reuters says that the finalists will prepare their recipes in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest next month in Las Vegas. For the first time, finalists were chosen by online voters after judges in the Bake-Off Kitchens reviewed recipe submissions and narrowed the field.

Next Up

Jose Berrios

Berríos leads Blue Jays in first start against Twins

Berríos got the win on Sunday but could the Twins win the deal down the road?

motorcycle

Crash in southern Minnesota kills motorcyclist

The crash happened Saturday at Highway 42 and County Road 14 in Highland Township.

Oli Udoh

Vikings-Cardinals: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings need a win in the desert but will they get one on Sunday?

Kyler Murray

How can the Vikings stop Kyler Murray?

The Cardinals quarterback accounted for five touchdowns against the Titans.

Red's Pizza in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

'Landmark' Wisconsin pizza joint to close amid worker shortage

The restaurant has been a local favorite since 1957.

Ky Thomas

Potts, Gopher defense dominate Buffaloes

Trey Potts ran for three touchdowns in a 30-0 victory in Boulder.

police tape, crime scene

Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

U.S. district court minnesota - federal court

Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 10.42.39 AM

4-year-old girl killed by falling branch in Mankato is identified

She is from South Dakota, and was attending the Mahkato Annual Traditional Powwow.

Related