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Kitchen at The Evergreens
The Kitchen at The Evergreens

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Emily Dickinson Baking Contest

Emily Dickinson was well-known among friends and family for her baked goods. She even won second place (and 50 cents) for her Rye and Indian Bread in the 1856 Amherst Cattle Show! 

In the spirit of her success, the Emily Dickinson Museum is sponsoring its first-ever baking contest!   Entrants may choose to make one or more of the following recipes: 

  • Gingerbread (Youth and Adult categories)
  • Coconut Cake (Youth and Adult categories)
  • Black Cake (Adult category)
  • Rye and Indian Bread (Adult category)

Rules for entering as well as recipes for all four categories are available in a downloadable PDF, Contest Rules and Recipes.

The deadline for submitting an "Intention to Enter" form has been extended to Thursday, September 23.

Entries must be delivered to the Emily Dickinson Museum between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.  Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m.  Prizes include Emily Dickinson Museum aprons. All second-place winners will also receive 50 cents.