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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010

Isle woman wins $5,000 in Pillsbury Bake-Off

Advertiser Staff

Lenore Klass of Koloa, Kaua'i, has won the JIF Peanut Butter Award at the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off for her Banana-Peanut Butter Cream Tart.

Klass, who used to wake up at 5 a.m. to bake cookies with her aunt, created the creamy, light confection using her own homegrown apple bananas.

The Bake-Off, held this year in Orlando, Fla., is one of the premier cooking competitions in the country. Klass has entered numerous competitions and especially enjoys baking.

Four finalists will compete for the $1 million grand prize on Wednesday (Klass is not among them).