Yummy Roman Cakes

    • Have you ever wondered what a Roman would have had for tea? Well, one of the most famous recipes that has survived from Roman times is this one for honey cakes.

      Ask a grown-up for some help, and get cooking. They're easy to make and very yummy.


      200g of self-raising flour
      half teaspoon ground nutmeg
      half teaspoon ground cinnamon
      80g ground almonds
      80g sugar
      1 medium egg
      a little milk
      a little runny honey
      chopped nuts.

      What to do:

      1. Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on for you to Gas Mark 5 or 190 degrees C.
      2. Put the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix them up.
      3. Break the egg into another bowl. Add a little bit of the milk and whisk them together with a fork.
      4. Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix.
      5. The mixture should be quite firm - like playdough. If it's too wet and sticky, add a little flour. If it's too dry, add a little more milk.
      6. Dust your hands with a little flour, then gently squash the mixture into 12 small cakes and put them on a greased baking tray. Remember to space them out.
      7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
      8. While they are still hot, spoon a little runny honey over them and sprinkle some chopped nuts over the top.
      9. Let the cakes cool a little before you eat them and remember to think of the Romans as you munch!
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