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Forgotten Delights: Rediscovering Baking Recipes From the Past

Course Overview

Explore the history of community and personal cookbooks by delving into a rich treasure chest of recipes from the past!

In this hands-on workshop we will bring to life original Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW recipes, published in 1930, from their collection of ‘calendar’ recipe leaflets covering a recipe for each day of the year. 

We will explore the history of community and personal cookbooks by delving into a rich treasure chest of recipes for the past. This workshop focuses on teaching you how to cook with your senses, not relying on the detailed instructions of many present-day recipes. 

You will learn how to decipher recipes from the past and explore the lost language of cookery. By revisiting these forgotten delights, we will bring them back to life and pay homage to the women who crated them.

You will learn to make the perfect chocolate cake, a never fail pastry for an old-fashioned fruit tart, and passion fruit sandwich (bake of the day in 1930) and a reliable biscuit dough. Finishing up with a cup of tea to enjoy our creations while talking about the lost timeless joy of sharing recipes. 

Materials List
  • An Apron 
  • Container to take home samples
  • Wear covered shoes
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Lisa Maude

About the tutor

Lisa Maude

Lisa Maude originally trained as a Home Economist. She has always maintained a keen interest in food security, sustainability, food rescue and food history and regularly creates and shares bygone recipes on her Instagram account @Spoonfedagain She is passionate about keeping traditional cookery skills alive. She instructed cookery in a range of different settings, including having tutored in jam making and preserving at NSCC for the CWA Sydney City Branch. Earlier this year she held masterclasses in old recipes for Museum of History NSW. She has had a diverse carer in food. Having worked as a corporate and private caterer in the UK and Sydney. She has worked in recipe development for magazines and appliance companies. For many years was a Sydney based film location caterer working on TV and feature films. Over the past 13 years she worked as a contract caterer on art and science projects at a remote research station in Outback NSW. She initiated the set-up of Community Kitchens for mental health consumers and disadvantaged people in the Inner West while working in Health Promotion.She is the market coordinator for the CWA Sydney City, running monthly stalls at Carriageworks, attending Northside Produce Markets throughout the year

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