For the second year in a row, Austrian Bio-Physicist and artisan baker Dr. Helmut Snit has won the coveted Nobel Prize. After landing the Prize last year for his Best Supporting Role in a Mini-Series, Snit took top honors again this year in the Ethnic Pastry category. It is the first time someone has won a major award two years in a row since Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won the Heisman Trophy in 1974-75.
Dr. Snit and his wife Hissy, a former finalist in the Banana Boat Miss Hooter’s competition in 2002, own the Snit Bakery & Tea Room chain with over three-hundred locations in Oklahoma, Walla Walla, Manitoba and Puerto Rico.
The Nobel committee overwhelmingly voted Snit the Prize which includes an award of cash, a set of seasoned T-Fal crepe pans and a $100 gift card to IKEA. The committee consists of several distinguished scholars from around the world, including actor/philanthropist Paul Newman, who hasn’t shown up at meetings the last few years, Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, Augusta National Golf Club member and committee person for the NCAA BCS selection process and TV personality Kris Jenner, the ex-husband of Olympian Bruce Jenner and mother to wide-loads Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Removed from the committee this year were former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because no one could pronounce his name and comedian Jerry Seinfeld who annoyed members of the panel by making shadow puppets during over-head slide projector presentations.
This year’s award ceremony will be held at the Holiday Inn Airport outside Stockholm and the menu includes a choice of chicken or fish. Fans wishing to attend the gala are urged to make early reservations. Ryan Seacrest is scheduled to emcee the black-tie affair with entertainment provided by the surviving Monkee’s and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Here is the winning recipe and check out the slideshow for highlights of the event and the video for an insight into the Nobel competition.
4 Cups Flour
1 Lb. Butter
4 Egg Yolks
8 Oz. Sour Cream
Filling (See below)
Pour flour into a large bowl with rest of ingredients and mix with your hands. Put on a flat plate, cover with wax paper, then with a dishcloth and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut off a piece and roll into a square dough. Cut squares then place filling in the middle and shape it into a triangle. Brush with egg yolk. Place on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown about 10-15 minutes.
After baking dust with powdered sugar.
For the filling, used canned prune or apricot preserves, canned crushed pineapple or apple pie filling.