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22 Sep

 Roman cheese cake

The recipe comes from Marcus Cato, a Roman politician, in his text ‘Agriculture’. It is sometimes referred to as “Ancient Roman Cheesecake”, although that is misleading to Americans, who know cheesecake to be a sweet dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ lb ricotta cheese
  • 2 ½ oz honey
  • 1 egg
  • poppy seeds to taste

How to do it:

Mix the cheese with the flour, honey and the egg. Spread the mixture into an oiled oven-dish and bake in the oven at 400°F for around 20-30 minutes, leaving the dish covered with aluminum foil for the first 10 minutes of cooking. When the focaccia is cooked, drizzle with honey and poppy seeds to taste; return to the oven for a further 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

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