Where is it from?
The 'Lockyersleigh’ Common Place Book, or scrapbook, from the State Library of NSW. (MLMSS 5697/Box 06/ item 24)
What’s the story?
This Common Place Book was compiled at 'Lockyersleigh’, the estate of Edmund Lockyer, near Marulan, NSW, between 1827 and 1843. It includes letters, supply lists and miscellaneous recipes by various contributors which are largely un-authored. Copyright was not transferred when this item was acquired with the Lockyer family papers, 1772-1977, which were purchased from Mr Nick Lockyer in 1992.
Let’s make it
Put a fine puff paste into small patty pans, and cover the paste with a bit of bread in each to keep them hollow while the bake; and once they are baked have ready the following to fill with. Take the beards off the oysters, cut the other parts in small bits, put them in a small strainer over a saucepan to drain, combine with a grate of nutmeg, the least white pepper and salt, a morsel of lemon peel cut so small that you can scarcely see it, a little cream and a little of the liquor from the oyster shell. Simmer for a few minutes before you fill the baked cases.