Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Betty Crocker Cookbook

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Fees: $10 / $8 for DCHS members 

Join the LeDuc Historic Estate and Dakota County Historical Society for this Betty Crocker-themed event.

In this virtual baking demonstration, we will celebrate the 100th "Birthday" of Betty Crocker. "Born" in 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to proud corporate parents (General Mills), Betty Crocker has grown over eight decades into one of the most successful branding campaigns. In 1945, Fortune Magazine named Betty Crocker the second most popular American woman, behind Eleanor Roosevelt, and dubbed Betty Crocker "America's First Lady of Food."

During the baking demonstration, you will work (virtually) alongside DCHS / LeDuc Estate's site supervisor Mariah Ring as she demonstrates baking techniques that were popular 100 years ago when Betty Crocker was launched. You will work with her to make an historic Betty Crocker recipe.

As the creation bakes, you will view a video and have a chance to discuss how baking techniques have changed since Betty Crocker was launched. This is a time to discuss your connection to Betty Crocker, historic LeDuc family recipes, and changes in baking techniques between the 1800s and now. 

There will be time available for a "Baking Show and Tell," or to show off your very own Betty Crocker memorabilia. 

Don't miss our book club's author presentation by Susan Marks on her book "Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food" on Thursday, July 15, 2021. This event will be held virtually and registration is required. To register, please visit our Virtual Book Club event page.

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