Monday, June 6, 2011

Roman Honey Cakes for Emperor's Day

As the school year winds to a close, my 6th grade students are eagerly anticipating tomorrow's Emperor's Contest at Cedar Tree.  All Latin students in grades 3-6 participate in a Latin Bee.  The other Kathy who teaches the younger grades has it all planned out, and has lined up some bonae matres to help with the refreshments.  I need to see about whether I need to bring in some old sheets for the togae.  The Emperor's contest is a "bee" format, with the last one standing at each grade level proclaimed as Emperor.  Yes, every year is the Year of Four Emperors, but without bloodshed.  Yet.

My students in grades 7-8 are really too mature to participate in the Emperor's Contest, but most have younger siblings and would love to watch.  And of course, everyone loves the Roman Feast that follows.

This year for the Roman Feast at lunchtime I am trying Roman Honey Cakes

6 eggs, beaten until stiff (I used my kitchen slave, Bosch)
drizzle in 1/2 pound honey (I eyeballed it)
add a pinch of saffron, and maybe some coriander
fold in 1 cup flour

Pour about 1/4 cup batter in each greased muffiin cup and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  I topped mine with a few sliced almonds, and I had plenty of batter.  Now the trick will be to get them out of the tins without damage.  You're supposed to serve them with more warm honey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a latin bee???? Wow im a student in Latin but this is in elementry school? wow. Good for you guys!the recipe didnt work out for me though. Thanks anyways!