Cookbook:Pancakes of Ancient Rome (Ova Sfongia Ex Lacte)

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Ova Sfongia Ex Lacte is an Ancient Roman recipe that is similar to a pancake.


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour (preferably whole wheat for authenticity)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • dash ground pepper
  • dates


  1. Beat together eggs, milk, oil, salt, and flour until you have a runny pancake dough. Add more flour if necessary.
  2. Cook on a hot skillet and serve topped with honey and a little pepper and dates (if you want to).
  3. Enjoy!