Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe

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Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe
The content of this article provides interesting facts and information about Roman food recipes including this Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe.

Honey and Nut Dessert - Dulcia domestica

List of Ingredients:

200g fresh or dried dates
50g coarsely ground nuts or stonepine kernels
a little bit salt
honey, or red wine with honey (to stew)

Cooking Method & Instructions:

Take the stones out of the dates and fill them with nuts or stonepine kernels. Sprinkle a little salt on the filled dates and stew them in honey or honey sweetened red wine. The dates have to be cooked in on low heat until their peal starts to come off (approximately 510 minutes).

Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe
The above Ancient Roman recipe for Honey and Nut Dessert is written in totally different way to today's recipe books! Food and ingredient measurements were extremely basic - quantities were not often specified in Roman food recipes. Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified! Cooking times were vague - and left to the cook to decide!

Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe
The content of this Honey and Nut Dessert Recipe is taken from a collection of Ancient Roman Food Recipes. The cookery book, containing these old Roman recipes, is called Apicius, the overall title being 'De re coquinaria' which means "On the Subject of Cooking".

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