Kids in the kitchen

Get the kids cooking with recipes that have delighted families for generations! We have adapted traditional recipes especially for children with step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Gingerbread biscuits

Six finished gingerbread shapes, including people and a dog.
The finished gingerbread biscuits. Photo Fiona Brell © Sydney Living Museums

Make these tasty treats adapted from a handwritten recipe found at Rouse Hill House & Farm.

Old-fashioned Lemonade

Woman and child seated at large wooden table with makings of lemonade; the woman is pouring lemonade out of a jug.
Mother and daughter squeezing lemons in the kitchen, Vaucluse House. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Make some cooling lemonade for those hot summer days.


Orange jellies

A platter of finished jellies set in cut-up oranges.
The finished orange jellies Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Make some juicy orange jellies for an afternoon treat.

Baked apples

Woman's hands holding white baking dish containing six baked apples.
Apples in a baking dish. Still from video © Sydney Living Museums

Fun to cook and great to eat, baked apples are the perfect treat for a cool day.