Museum Cookery

I took Amy at her word, and present the fist (I think?) installment of The Attic's Museum Cookery course. This is a recipe posted in one of the permanent exhibits in the Lewes Museum (Sussex). I personally think all museums need to provide recipes as part of their curatorial programming. 

Roman Recipe

Sweet Wine Cakes

450g self-raising flour

1 tbspn sweet white wine

a pinch of aniseed

a pinch of cumin

50g lard

25g grated cheese

1 beaten egg

12 bay leaves

Moisten the flour with the wine and add the aniseed and cumin. Rub in the lard and grated cheese and bind the mixture with egg. Shape into 12 small cakes and place each one on a bay leaf. Bake in the oven at gas mark 6, 400 F (200 C) for about 25-30 minutes.

If you actually make this, let us know how it turned out!


Amy said…
Oh fantastic!! For non-Leicester people, to explain, I jokingly requested 'museum-based cookery' items for the blog last week. But, I really do think you could be onto to something here Julia. Perhaps a recipe a week? :D

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