The Romans in Britain site main banner

The Romans in Britain site main banner

Check out some great books and help the site! I have chosen these books as among the best to illustrate this subject.


Military Bread
(Panis Militaris)

Pliny the Elder: Natural History 18.67, Cato the Elder: On Agriculture 83

Panis Militaris

Hard tack military bread made from emmer wheat flour, water, and salt.

Original recipe:

Translation:

Ingredients

  • 2.2 lbs emmer flour
  • 4 cups water
  • salt

Preparation

  • Place a brick, flat rock, or roofing tile in a fire that has been reduced to coals and cover with coals and hot ashes.
  • Add flour and salt to water to make a dough of a kneadable consistency.
  • Clear the tile or heating surface of coals and ashes and flatten handful pieces of dough on it to about a palm’s thickness and breadth.
  • Cover with a clay pot or patera to trap the heat and bake to the consistency desired.
Visit our friends at:




Romans in Britain

www.romanobritain.org

©MMDCCLXVII A.U.C.

Romans in Britain testudo footer art
(©2011-2017)
Please just ASK before using anything on this site -- like we'd say "no"...


This page last updated:


Layout and Design:
Sturmkatze Produktions AG banner

Copyright © 2016 Pace Computing, All Rights Reserved
Powered by Pace Computing