Saturday, April 9, 2011

Goat cheese and zucchini cake

Although the word cake make us think of sweet....well cakes!! in France they also make savory cakes. It's a nice change from the quiche lorraine (which I often make). What's funny is I never made any savory cakes in France, and only started making them a year ago or so. The nice part is that you can put any combination of your favorite meats and vegetables. Green olives and ham, salmon and feta cheese, ham and swiss (my kids favorite)...My all time favorite is goat cheese and zucchini, simply because I loooove goat cheese. It's a really nice to make if you're having a BBQ either at home, or with friends, I had many compliments for that cake and received e-mails afterward asking for the recipe!!!

Preheat your oven at 350F

Clean and remove the fluffy part of a medium size zucchini and cube it

Heat olive oil in a pan and let the zucchini cook on medium heat for 10/12 minutes (dont' forget to salt them!!)

remove from pan and let it cool on a paper towel.

Meanwhile in a bowl blend the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper, make a well in the center

add the eggs, warm milk and wisk everything together, until smooth.

Add the olive oil,

then in goes the grated gruyere,

the yummy goat cheese cut into big chunks

and finally the zucchini

Pour all that yumminess (should check that word in the dictionnary) in a greased pan, I grease my with olive oil

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick (a clean one...) comes out dry from the cake.

Bon Appetit.

Recipe :

2 eggs
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of warm milk
1 medium size zucchini
4 ounces of grated gruyere cheese
8 ounces of goat cheese


Emmy said...

I often make a feta/olive cake (or wouldn't Americans call this " bread", as in banana bread, zucchini bread, etc...?)(esp. in the summer) but I will definitely try your combo! Thanks for sharing :)))

Elke said...

Je viens de faire ce cake pour la baby shower d'une amie demain, ça sent boooooon et j'ai hâte de gouter!