Ancient sacrificial bread of feta cheese (Libum)

Submitted by enr on 22 May 2009
150-300 g flour
600 g hard sheep cheese Pecorino or Parmesan cow
1 egg
bay leaves to the bottom of the tray
120 g of honey, warmed optional
The feta cheese grate finely, mix with flour. The less flour (minimum 150 g) more fine is the bread. Put the egg and kneaded solid dough. Form four buns, put on a tray covered with bay leaves, bake at 180 C until golden-brown. * More warm libum was immersed in warm honey. Libum of occult Roman cookery, preparation for the birthdays of gods and spirits defenders. From him came the modern tradition of making cakes for birthdays. * Original Marcus Gavius ​​Apicius: Libum doing so: put 1 kg feta cheese in a mortar and crush flour. Put him 500 g a lot of white flour. If you want a loving, just put 1/4 kg flour. Put an egg and mix it well. Formed one (round, flat) bread. Cover the oven with leaves. Grill the bread in a hot oven, sandwiching a clay bowl.
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22 May 2009
Mark Gavin Marcus Gavius ​​Apicius


I liked! I fall in the dough, so I'll try!

Vesi if you do, please put pictures!

Is it certain that the leaves must be bay in the original recipe says simply *leaf*.

Mary, I wrote in the forum - the original recipes are no set amounts and recipes above - as they are now tested by archaeologists. And they still orient taste habits and possibilities of that time 2000 years ago:-)

Mary, your question does not leave me alone:-) So far, digging around the internet. Archaeologists have come to the conclusion that it is a bay leaves, having in mind the purpose of bread - bay (laurel) tree also has religious significance, so that the dish was proper for the gods would be made of leaves.

Thank you very much for your attention! I personally interested in ancient cultures, but I never occurred to them to see the culinary side and I'll be interested to try this and other recipes. Bravo that publish them!