Meet the Eat your history recipe testing volunteers

Eat your history recipe testing volunteers with Meroogal sponge cakes. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Eat your history recipe testing volunteers with Meroogal sponge cakes. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

We’re very excited to introduce our fabulous recipe testing volunteers – Charmaine, Margot and Paula, as part of our Eat your history heirloom recipe project. The team has been working their way through manuscript recipes from family collections at Meroogal and Rouse Hill House and Farm. We are trialing the recipes in their original form – using traditional ingredients and techniques and also modernised versions, better suited to the contemporary kitchens and appliances, and today’s tastes – suet and dripping aren’t always welcomed on the modern shopping list! Once perfected, we will publish the successful recipes on this blog and our website, so you too can enjoy a taste of history.

Paula and Charmaine at work

Paula and Charmaine at work. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Charmaine whipping batter

Charmaine whipping batter. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Margot and Charmaine making sponge cake

Margot and Charmaine making sponge cake. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Paula Southcombe with Meroogal sponge loaf

Paula Southcombe with Meroogal sponge loaf. Photo © Sydney Living Museums

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