Bread and loaf cakes

Browse historic recipes from the museum’s collection and submit your family’s favourite recipes!

Exploring history through food

Food is a wonderful storyteller and reviving old recipes allows us to step back in time! This online cookbook is a place for us to share recipes from the museum’s collection and historic cooking demonstrations. It’s also a place to share family recipes – both old and new!

If you would like to add a recipe to this cookbook, please email culturalcentre@mindenhills.ca

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Shortcake biscuit recipe from 1934 This recipe is from ‘The Magic baking Powder Cook Book’ in the collection at the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. This recipe is part of our Great Historic Bake Off series! Watch the video to see how this recipe turns out!
Skillet Cornbread “Skillet cornbread has been made in my family for generations. Cornbread tastes best when made in an iron skillet, which must be hot when the batter is added to give it a beautiful golden crust."
Sausage Rolls from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915 “City line TV show guest chef often said just use a regular recipe for scones etc.  She got asked so many times for that information that she talked whitecap books into reprinting the Five Rose’s Cookbook (1915)  in 1999. I use it today.”
Buttermilk scone recipe from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915 “City line TV show guest chef often said just use a regular recipe for scones etc.  She got asked so many times for that information that she talked whitecap books into reprinting the Five Rose’s Cookbook (1915)  in 1999. I use it today.”
Banana Bread, 1943 Joy of Cooking “This recipe is from my grandmother’s copy of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. She signed it in 1949. The book falls open to this page. It works every time!”