Calling all bakers!
The Grinnell Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The Great Grinnell Bake Off over the course of three Saturdays this summer. Join us on June 18, July 9, and July 23 at 10 a.m. at the Grinnell Central Park stage.
Bakers of any age or skill level are welcome. Vintage recipes from cookbooks owned by the Historical Museum will be provided two weeks before each judging date. Recipes will be available at the Drake Community Library, the museum’s website (www.grinnellhistoricalmuseum.org) and the museum’s social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
“No need to register in advance, simply bake your historical goodies at home and bring them to the Central Park Stage for judging,” noted a museum spokesperson. “Entries should arrive by 9:35 a.m. at the welcome table where contestants will be provided a number for anonymity.”
“Local celebrity” guest judges will be present at each judging event and will score entries based on a provided tally sheet. After all three events, the person with the highest number of points will be named the winner of The Great Grinnell Bake Off. Bakers are not required to participate in all three events. Entries for single events are also welcome.
A special event will follow each judging event. On June 18, take a downtown historical walking tour of Grinnell. On July 9, tour the Grinnell Historical Museum at 1125 Broad St. On July 23, enjoy a garden party in Central Park as we celebrate our winner! Picnics and lawn games are encouraged.
Recipe for June 18
The Great Grinnell Bake Off – Recipe for Week 1, June 18
Ginger Snaps from Mrs. S. Cushman, Ladies’ Social Cook Book, 1891
1 cup molasses
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour
One cup of molasses, one-third cup of butter, one-half cup of sugar, one egg, one teaspoonful of soda, three and one-half cups of flour. Work this out into little cakes.
Please bring at least three (3) ginger snaps on a plate to the welcome table next to the Central Park stage by 9:35 a.m. on June 18. The Great Grinnell Bake Off will begin at 10 a.m. Bakers of all ages and abilities welcome, no entry fee!
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