Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This past week the lovely Edda posted a recipe which immediately caught my attention; a versatile savory cake that pretty much allowed you to use your imagination and throw in whatever your heart desired. I love baked dinners such as quiches and savory tarts so this cake really called to me! I decided to give it a little twist today and I was thrilled with the results! My cake turned out absolutely delicious and we all truly enjoyed it!
Here's my take on Edda's lovely idea:
-180g whole wheat flour
-80g all- purpose flour
-1 tbsp baking powder
-125 ml olive oil
-125 ml white wine
-60g black olives, halved
-10 sun dried tomato halves (in olive oil), cut in strips
-1 large onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, pressed
-small handful parmesan
-100g soft goat's cheese
-small handful parsley and basil, chopped
-salt and pepper to taste
Oil and flour a round 22 cm spring form cake pan. Preheat oven to 180C. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil till soft, about ten minutes, then set aside to cool. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the ingredients that will go into the bread, minus the cheeses. In this case the capers,olives, sun dried tomatoes and herbs and set aside. Sift flours and baking powder into a bowl. In a separate jug mix eggs, oil, wine and salt to taste. (I used three tiny scoops of Fleur de Sel with sun dried olives from The Cape Herb and Spice Company. LOVE this stuff, btw!) Beat well and add to flour mixture until well incorporated. Add parmesan to mixture, stir well and then add sauteed onion and garlic and mix well again. Add the prepared ingredients in three batches to the mix, incorporating well after each addition. Finish off by stirring 50g of the goat's cheese to the mixture and stir well. Pour into prepared baking pan and top with remainder of goat's cheese. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and bake 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. I served mine with a simple green salad with a dijon vinaigrette and a glass of white wine.
It was a delicious meal! Thanks Edda, for your inspiration!!