Cooking Class – Ancient Edition! Honey pie.

What will you need:

-1 cup flour

-3 eggs

-Cinnamon to your taste!

-1/4 cup unsalted chopped almonds

-1/4 cup chopped walnuts

-1/4 cup sesame seeds

-3/4 cup thyme honey

**Warning: If you are allergic to any of the above ingredients, replace them with others that are safe for you!

Try a tasty honey pie

For the ancient Greeks, honey was a gift from the gods. They believed that honey fell from the sky as morning dew on flowers, from which the bees would take it.


It was a well-known secret that honey was a superfood. Zeus’ wet nurse, the nymph Melissa, fed him honey (and milk) to give him strength!

The ancients Greeks used honey extensively in cooking and making sweets. And what delicious recipes they made! Sesame bars, creams with grape molasses, pancakes and the most famous, the delightful honey pie! If you thought this pie was an ordinary dessert, you‘d better think again!

It’s said that the Athenians offered the sacred snake that lived on the Acropolis, honey pies to get on his good side. One day the snake left the honey pies untouched. The Athenians saw this as a seriously bad omen and immediately left the city. The same day the Persians invaded Athens, destroying the Acropolis!

The honey pie was so delicious that even Cerberus, the fearsome guardian of the underworld, suddenly became friendly when he ate one.

So, don’t waste any time. Let’s start cooking!

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Ask your adult helper to preheat the oven to 180⁰ Celsius or 350⁰ Fahrenheit.

Mix the eggs with the honey well in a bowl.

Slowly add the flour, the chopped nuts, the sesame and if you like, a hint of cinnamon.

Grease a baking tray or a cake tin with a little oil. Spread the pie dough evenly in it.

Ask your adult helper to put the tin in the oven. Bake it for about half an hour.

Now your helper can take the honey pie out of the oven. Let it cool down. You can use sesame seeds and/or cinnamon to decorate it.