Modern Roman Libum Recipe or Roman Cheesecake

Recipe by Chef #208121
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the flour into a bowl. Beat the cheese until it's soft and stir it into the flour along with the egg.
  • Form a soft dough and divide into 4.
  • Mold each one into a bun and place them on a greased baking tray with a fresh bay leaf underneath.
  • Heat the oven to 425°F Cover the cakes [see note on this] and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden-brown.
  • Warm the honey and place the warm cakes in it so that they absorb it. Allow to stand 30 minutes before serving.
  • NOTE: The Romans often covered their food while it was cooking with a domed earthenware cover called a testo. You can use an overturned, shallow clay pot, a metal bowl, or casserole dish as a brick.
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