In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread (or panis) into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations for 'Pompeii Live from the British Museum'.
Video: Making 2,000 Year Old Bread
Ingredients400g biga acida (sourdough)
405g spelt flour
405g wholemeal flour
Carbonised loaf of bread, AD 79, Roman, Herculaneum. © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei