Libum (Flat Cheese Bread)

Here’s a simple Roman recipe for Libum (pancake, bun), a flat cheese bread flavored with a bay leaf.

Libum (A flat cheese bread)

Mix 1 cup whole wheat flour with 8 oz cheddar cheese (grated or shredded) and 1 egg. Work the dough by squeezing until smooth (it will start out crumbly). Add a little olive oil if needed to get a smooth dough. Let dough stand a few minutes.

Flatten to 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin.

Cut out dough circles. Place each circle on a fresh bay leaf on a greased cookie pan.

Cover with foil to keep moist and bake at 400 F for 35-40 minutes.

Let me know if you like it. Even better, send me your variation, and we’ll begin compiling the recipes for others to try.

Fact and Fiction by Carol Ashby