Honey, that sweet golden nectar made by honeybees. Honey has been used by humans for thousands of years. Ancient Romans thought it was a magical substance and used it to treat wounds, to make wine and to eat. Back then the Romans knew to use raw unprocessed honey as this is where the medicinal benefits of honey shine through.
We have access to a local beekeeper who provides us with beautiful raw honey from bees who are local to our district. Its certified organic and raw and only filtered to remove any impurities.
Our favourite thing to do with honey is make Roman Honey Cake. Our recipe comes from the Sacred Cookbook published by The Sacred Science group via their Facebook page. We love to add sliced seasonal produce to the top of ours to tart it up a bit!
To make Roman Honey Cake you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups organic Spelt flour
1/2 cup organic Olive Oil
3/4 cup raw organic Honey
1 tsp fresh Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup plant based milk
Preheat your oven to 180 deg C. Beat all liquid ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix dry ingredients separately in a medium mixing bowl. Add the liquid ingredients gradually to the dry ingredients and beat well. If you plan to top with some fruit, add them in thin slices to the top. Place into greased baking tin. Bake for 34 – 40 minutes.
Serve with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of whipped cream or yoghurt.