Libum is a sweet bread made from ricotta cheese, which is baked and sweetened with honey. This was eaten by the Romans as breakfast or a snack.
These are simple to make and an easy way to get your child into the kitchen. Make them alongside other dishes for a Roman feast!
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons; chop using bridge/claw technique safely; use a toaster/grill (with adult supervision).
Bowl, spoon, measuring spoons/cups, baking paper, baking tray, oven gloves, fork
(Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Gluten | Eggs | Milk
Ingredients (serves 4, or 8 as a taster):
- 250g Ricotta cheese
- 120g (1 cup) Plain flour
- 1 Beaten egg
- 4 Dried bay leaves
- 2 tsp Honey
- Preheat the oven to 190°C or 375°F
- Sift the flour in a mixing bowl.
- Beat the cheese until soft, stir into the flour.
- Add the beaten egg to the flour/cheese mixture, forming a soft dough
- Divide the dough into four and shape each piece into a bun
- Place on a greased baking tray with bay leaves underneath.
- Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until golden brown.
- Pour onto a flat plate, remove the bay leaves, and place the hot buns in the honey and rest untill the honey is absorbed.
So thinking about Libum Roman Bread ...
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins. Try to eat wholegrain varieties.
Ricotta Cheese is an excellent source of protein and calcium. Choose reduced fat varieties where possible.
|-||Energy||991kJ / 236kcal||12%|
per 113g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 881kJ / 210kcal
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