Heritage Baking Day

December 07, 2013 - December 07, 2013 | 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Heritage Holiday will kick off on Saturday, December 7 with Heritage Baking Day. Holidays are about memories and the foods we prepare and share form a significant core of that memory bank. Recipes (or receipts as they were once called) whether written down or taught by demonstration are documents of these memories.  Heritage Baking Day will give visitors the opportunity to learn about baking recipes from the past and get inspired to start some new baking traditions with help from King Arthur Flour’s Baking Education Center. Courtesy of generous support from King Arthur Flour for Historic Deerfield’s Open Hearth Cooking Program, every day in December will be “Baking Day” at Historic Deerfield.

The public is invited to share their family recipe and its story with Historic Deerfield and King Arthur Flour in the first ever Heritage Recipe Baking Contest. King Arthur Flour and Historic Deerfield are looking for your best family baked dessert recipe. Do you have a favorite cookie, cake, or pie that your grandmother passed down? Do you have a great story about making a special baked dessert for holidays? Send in your best family recipe along with a story for why it’s special, and you could be a winner! Fifteen finalists will be chosen to bring their baked goods to Historic Deerfield to be judged on Saturday, December 7.  For more information on contest categories, rules, information, and registration, visit www.historic-deerfield.org/kingarthurflourmonth.  The deadline for entries is Friday, November 15, 2013.

Additional activities on December 7 include gift-making, horse-drawn wagon rides, gingerbread cookie decorating, performances by the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers, museum tours, and a presentation/demonstration from King Arthur Flour’s Baking Education Center.