Recipe from the Ancient Roman Times: Dulcia Domestica

There are many things that we’ve inherited that date back to ancient Rome. But how many of you know that one of the most popular dishes of today, burger, has its roots in ancient Rome? We discovered this ancient Roman recipe for a qiuck dessert, contained in a script by Marcus Porcius Cata – De Agri Cultura and receptea Gavius ​​Marcus Apicius from the works of De re Coquinaria.

Recipe from the Ancient Roman Times Dulcia Domestica


1 cup dates
¼ cup walnuts
1 ½ tablespoon pine nuts
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
½ cup honey
pinch of salt
Bay leaves



Remove the seeds from the dates and fill with a mixture of coarsely chopped walnuts and pine nuts mixed with freshly ground black pepper.

In a small sauce pan bring the honey to a boil and dip the dates. Cook on a low heat for about 5-10 minutes or until their paring starts to come off.

Arrange them on a baking paper. Lightly season with salt and thread on a wooden skewers with bay leaves in between each date.

Bon Appétit!

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