The culinary delights that nanna makes

Mercy Place resident Audrey Stenson samples some cookies from the Mercy Place Albury 2014 Cookbook. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

Mercy Place resident Audrey Stenson samples some cookies from the Mercy Place Albury 2014 Cookbook. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

AUDREY Stenson hopes to expand people’s taste buds with her spiced minced meat with savoury custard topping recipe.

The Mercy Place Albury resident is among residents and staff at the aged care centre to put their creative culinary skills on paper so others can enjoy their delectable recipes.

Mrs Stenson chose the national dish of South Africa for the aged care centre’s cookbook as it was unusual.

“It’s also known as bobotie and it’s a recipe that people here don’t ever see,” she said.

“If you read it you will understand why, it’s like a casserole and then you put custard on top.”

The cookbook includes up to 50 recipes, including soups, main courses and desserts, and will be available to the public at the home’s open day from 10am to 2pm tomorrow.

Recipes include nanna’s gingerbread biscuits, Rell’s honey roasted lamb shanks and Mary’s orange cake.

Mercy Place Albury service manager Barb Robinson said the cookbook was not only a collection of tasty dishes but an insight into the residents’ history.

“We have a lot of residents and staff who have been part of this book’s creation,” she said.

“These are tried and true recipes, which are a testament to the culinary skills and creativity of our residents and staff over a long time.”

The open day will include a morning tea, a bowls tournament and storytelling.

Visitors will also be able to meet residents and staff.

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