Kids in the kitchen

Get the kids cooking with recipes that have delighted families for generations! Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.

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Hot cross buns. Photo Jacqui Newling © Sydney Living Museums

Hot cross buns

Make delicious hot cross buns using our recipe based on Mrs Beeton's original recipe, published in 1861.

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Anzac biscuits. Photo © Nicki Agars, courtesy Allison Reynolds, author, Anzac biscuits, the power and spirit of a national icon. Wakefield Press, 2018

Anzac biscuits

Try this recipe provided by culinary historian Allison Reynolds, author of 'Anzac Biscuits, the power and spirit of a national icon'

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Apple Hedgehogs. Photo Jacqui Newling © Sydney Living Museums

Apple hedgehogs

Make this playful meringue recipe, said to be created by French chef Antonine Careme around 200 years ago.

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Butter on bread. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Easy butter

Children will be surprised how easy it is to make fresh butter.

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Gingerbread biscuits

Gingerbread biscuits adapted from a handwritten recipe found at Rouse Hill House and Farm.

Old-fashioned lemonade

Make some cooling lemonade for those hot summer days.

Orange jellies

Make some juicy orange jellies for an afternoon treat.

Baked apples

Baked apples are a great cool season treat.