Friday, October 10, 2014

Medieval Recipe: Honey and Poppy Seed Dormice

This recipe is from guest contributor the Honorable Lady Desiderate Drake:

"The dishes for the first course included... some small iron frames shaped like bridges supporting dormice sprinkled with honey and poppy seed." - Petronius, Trimalchio's Feast

Chicken thighs and drumsticks
Olive Oil
Poppy Seeds

Preheat Oven to 350
Leave skin on chicken pieces. Rinse and pat dry.
Place chicken pieces on greased baking sheet or baking dish
Brush chicken pieces with Olive Oil
Bake chicken until skin is crispy and juices run clear (about 40 minutes)
Warm honey in small pan, until it is thin and runny (do not boil)
When chicken is done, brush each piece with honey and sprinkle with poppy seeds. 

Source: Pass the Garum: Eating Like the Ancients

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