The Great Historic Bake Off

An online baking competition and virtual baking activities from Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village

July 2020

WHAT’S ON?

Learn about the history of baking with a series of historic cooking videos filmed in Bowron House’s kitchen at Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village.

Send in photos of your showstopping home bakes for a chance to win prizes each week!

3. Add your favourite recipes to our online Community Cookbook!

Share your recipes, discover recipes from historic cookbooks in the museum collection and check out recipes contributed by local businesses!

 

Videos

Canada DaY Launch!

We’re making ice cream the old fashioned way! See how Victorians molded ice cream to create elaborate sculpted desserts and learn how people made ice cream before freezers were invented!

Get the recipe

Week 1: Pie

In this week’s video we’ll be baking potato pie. Never heard of it? Neither had we! Check out the recipe below and tune in to see how it turns out!

GET THE RECIPE

Share a photo of your homebaked pie for a chance to win $25 from Molly’s Bistro Bakery!


Week 2: COOKIES

In this week’s tutorial from Bowron House’s kitchen we’ll bake strawberry shortbread cookies. Who could resist?

Get the recipe

Share a photo of your homebaked cookies for a chance to win $25 from Molly’s Bistro Bakery!


Week 3: BRead

Have you been baking bread this past few months? Try a recipe for potato bread from 1894!

Get the recipe

Share a photo of your home baked bread for a chance to win $25 from Molly’s Bistro Bakery!


Week 4: Cake

Video will be posted Monday July 27

The desert to crown all others. In this week we’ll be baking a showstopping Victorian birthday cake with a recipe from 1894!

Get the recipe

Share a photo of your homebaked cake for a chance to win $25 from Molly’s bistro bakery!


 

Rules for online baking competition

We’d like to see your home bakes!

  • Submit a photo of your homebaked pies, cookies, bread and cakes for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Molly’s Bistro Bakery!
  • You can submit photos of things you baked at any time – even years ago. Let’s see your showstoppers!
  • Submit your photo before the deadline for each category:
    • Week 1: Pie – Deadline for pie photos Friday July 10, winner announced Sat July 11
    • Week 2: Cookies – Deadline for cookie photos Friday July 17, winner announced Sat July 18
    • Week 3: Bread – Deadline for bread photos Friday July 25, winner announced Sat July 26
    • Week 4: Cake – Deadline for cake photos Friday July 31, winner announced Sat August 1
  • Winners will be selected in a random draw, announced on our facebook page, and contacted by the museum
  • Winners will go to Molly’s Bistro Bakery at 170 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden to collect their prize

How to submit a photo

  • Post a photo and tag us on facebook
  • Send us a private message on instagram
  • Email Shannon at museum@mindenhills.ca
  • Or submit a photo using the form below. Your email will only be used to contact you if you win
We’d like to see your best bakes!
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Please select your image(s) to upload. Thank you!


Contribute to our Community Cookbook

Add your favourite recipes to the museum’s online community cookbook and check out historic recipes from the museum’s collection of cookbooks!

Image credits Freepik: Cake


Minden Hills Cultural Centre
Contact

176 Bobcaygeon Road
Box 648
Minden Hills, Ontario
Canada, K0M 2K0
705-286-3763
culturalcentre@mindenhills.ca


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Hours & Admission

Admission is by donation

Temporarily closed due to Covid

Agnes Jamieson Gallery is open year round. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

The Museum & Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 16 – October 10, 2020. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

Nature’s Place is open seasonally from May 16 – October 10, 2020. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

Getting Here

Car: Free parking & Accessible parking

Bike: Bike racks available

On foot: 10 minute walk from downtown Minden along riverwalk and boardwalk

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