Great Historic Bake Off 2020

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 a historic recipe is like stepping back in time! This online cookbook is a place for us to document recipes we try out in our historic cooking demos at the museum. We also want this online community cookbook to be a space where people share family recipes – both old and new!

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Potato Pie from 1868 In this week’s video we’ll be baking potato pie. Never heard of it? Neither had we! Watch the video to see how it turns out! Part of the Great Historic Bake Off series at Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village.
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!
Birthday Cake recipe from 1894 This recipe is part of our Great Historic Bake Off series! Watch the video to see how this recipe turns out! The recipe calls for 18 eggs and the finished cake weighs 10 pounds!