SELLING: Pillsbury's Best

In the ballroom of Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, Pillsbury Mills last week gathered 100 cooking champions to compete for more than $125,000 in prizes in its Grand National Bake-Off. Each was allowed a day to whip up a favorite recipe. The winner of the $25,000 first prize: Mrs. Bernard Kanago, wife of a Webster (S. Dak.) paperhanger. Her prizewinning concoction: My Inspiration Cake.* Mrs. Kanago, whose hobby is cooking, said that "the recipe just came out of nowhere."

* Recipe: 1 cup finely chopped nuts; 2 ounces sweet or semisweet chocolate; 2½...

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