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Roman Honey Biscuits

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Class 4 enjoyed a spot of baking this week. As part of looking at Roman foods, they made Roman honey biscuits. They weighed out the ingredients, mixed them all together and then baked them in the oven. Next came the best bit… eating them!! Yummy!!!

If you would like to try these for yourself the recipe is below.

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.
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

What to do:

  • Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on for you to Gas Mark 5 or 190 degrees C.
  • Put the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix them up.
  • Break the egg into another bowl. Add a little bit of the milk and whisk them together with a fork.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • While they are still hot, spoon a little runny honey over them.
  • Let the cakes cool a little before you eat them and remember to think of the Romans as you munch!

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