Ancient Roman baked custard

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Appears in
Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

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Just when you think civilisation has done a reasonable job of advancing itself, you discover a simple recipe known as tyropatinum, recorded by Aplcius in De fíe Coquinaria roughly two thousand years ago, that is pretty similar to the baked custard you pulled out of the oven last Sunday night. Sigh. The pepper is a surprise, but it works.