Last recipe for the countries of Europe! So, Vatican City is a very small place, but it still registers as a sovereign state. Luckily, despite being a small place, there is a recipe hailing from ancient Roman. It is often call the world’s first cheesecake – Libum
- Recipe chosen for Cato’s Cheese Bread
- Cooking method: Oven
- Faithfulness to recipe: Yes.
- Met expectations? Wasn’t sure what to expect from a bread heavy with cheese, but it was quite tasty.
- Would cook again? Probably not. I’d rather feta cheese in a salad then use it up in a sweet bread.
- The taste test rated on a score of 5: 3. It was okay.
- 1 cup feta cheese, drained, crumbled and packed
- 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 6 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp honey (optional) – I did use the honey.
There are also some pictures of the process here.
- Preheat your oven to 200C degrees. Put the cheese in a mixing bowl or food processor and mash well until it you get a smooth paste. There should be no lumps in the mixture. Add the flour and blend well, using your fingers if necessary.
- Add the egg and mix. The dough will be sticky.
- Divide the dough into two parts (you will need to flour them a little in order to do this). Flatten until they are about a half inch thick. Put the bay leaves on a greased cookie sheet and then place the two pieces of bread over the leaves.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
- Drizzle the honey over the top.
- Let cool and remove the bay leaves before eating.