Traditional, Delicious, Placenta Cake

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Placenta cake was a delicious dessert from ancient Greece and Rome. It was made of multiple layers of thin dough, with honey and cheese in between. It sometimes included nuts and figs. After baking, the cake was covered in more honey. The Greek name for the cake was plakous, which in the Roman language became placenta. What you really need to know is that the cake came first. The body organ that mammals develop during pregnancy is named after the cake!

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Placenta cake appears to have been quite popular, and was exported to other countries, where it was adapted into many different traditional sweets, such as baklava.  -via Fark

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