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Deadline approaches for Stroll’s baking contest

BRATTLEBORO—Strolling of the Heifers wants to find the tastiest and best-looking coffee cake or sweet bread in New England.

Open to amateur and professional bakers alike, the Great New England Coffee Cakes and Sweet Breads Competition has a deadline of midnight on Friday, May 24.

Finalists will be notified by May 31 and will bring their cakes to the River Garden for judging and for the public to sample.

Local judges will announce the winners on June 7, during the Stroll Friday Fest as part of the 2018 Strolling of the Heifers Weekend.

Recipes must include at least 2 cups of King Arthur flour and one 0.25 oz. package (2{1/4} tsp.) of Red Star yeast. Other ingredients should be local, to the extent possible.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three bakers. For the complete contest rules, visit

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Originally published in The Commons issue #510 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019).

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