The Pillsbury million dollar Bake-Off took place yesterday and of course how I discovered it was through my social networks as I saw one of the people I follow on Instagram posting images as they were at the finals.
If you have been following my content on Pinterest you will know I have been curating a board of recipes using crescent rolls – I can not get them in my local supermarket but there is an equivalent you will find in the chilled counter if you are in Ireland or the UK.
While I really like to encourage the kids in our Cooking With The Kids series of recipes to cook from scratch they also like the satisfaction of creating something quickly and easily with products like crescent rolls.
And guess what – the finalist of this years Pillsbury Bake-Off used crescent rolls – in fact they used the Crescent Recipe Creations – this is a seamless dough sheet but if you can not get them you could use a tin of crescent rolls.
So if you are partial to some easy baking recipes using crescent rolls, here are my favourite recipes that have been winners or semi finalists of the Pillsbury Bakeoff over the years, starting with this years winner:
Loaded Potato Pinwheels – the winning recipe from the 2013 Pillsbury Bake-Off
Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs – a recipe from the 1969 Pillsbury Bake-Off
Italian Zucchini (Courgette) Crescent Roll Pie – a recipe from the 1980 Pillsbury Bake-Off
Orange, Cherry and Almond Pinwheels – a recipe from the 2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off
Brussel Sprouts and Bacon Crescent Cups – a finalist in the simple sweets and starters category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013 – this would be a great recipe for your Holiday parties
Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sesame Crescent Noodles – a finalist in the amazing doable dinners category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Tem More Easy Pillsbury Recipes To Try
As I was reviewing the recipes on the Pillsbury website I was inspired to curate some of the past winners and semi finalists of the Pillsbury Bakeoff from 2013 that were not using crescent rolls in their recipes to Pinterest – check them out below:
Ring-a-lings – a breakfast roll that would be great for the Holidays as it includes pecans or walnuts and orange peel – this is a winner from 1955
Berry Filled Shortbread Brunch Tart – a finalist from the quick rise and shine category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Lime and Coconut Cookie Fudge – a finalist from simple sweets and starters category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Cashew Chicken Twists with Spicy Orange Sauce – a finalist from simple sweets and starters category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013 – this would be a great recipe for your Holiday parties
Cranberry Orange Dark Chocolate Flatbread – a finalist from the quick rise and shine category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013 and a great recipe for your Holiday breakfast
Lemon Pistachio Blackberry Thumbprints – a finalist from simple sweets and starters category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Roasted Garlic And Mushroom Flatbread – a finalist in the amazing doable dinners category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Spicy Sweet Turkey Rolls – a great idea for left over turkey and a finalist in the amazing doable dinners category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Flatbread Recipe – a finalist in the amazing doable dinners category of the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Steak Flatbread with Walnuts and Arugula – a finalist in the amazing doable dinners categoryof the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
About the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2013
Some 100 home cooks created the recipes and for the first time, the finalists were chosen by online voters, after judges in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Kitchens reviewed all the recipe submissions to create a shortlist. The recipes were judged in three contest categories: Amazing Doable Dinners, Simple Sweets and Starters and Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts.
Photo credit Pillsbury.
You can see the 2013 award winners here.
Image credit for Pillsbury on Instagram
As an aside, I used to work with Pillsbury back in the 1990’s in one of my roles in the then GrandMet – little did I guess that years later I would be writing a blog including Pillsbury recipes that my kids will be making in our kitchen here in Ireland!