Hang on didn’t the title say cake? What do olives and goat cheese have to do with anything? Well in France cake means something quite different. In France a cake is a savoury dish. It also seems to be the dish that the world and it’s mother make especially when people need to bring something for an apéro / party / picnic. You might as well know how to make one though as they are handy.
What you put in it can vary greatly.
For the batter / mix:
- 250g Flour
- 4 Eggs
- 15g Baking Powder
- 100ml Milk
- Half a pot of yogurt (Natural) 60ml give or take
- Splash of Olive Oil
For the savoury ingredients:
- 4 or 5 Sun Dried Tomatoes (These are dried you need to add boiling water to for a minute)
- 8 Olives (cut into slices)
- 2/3rds of a Goats Cheese (Halved lengthways .. then each half into 4 strips then into cubes / blocks)
I had planned to fry up some chorizo and adding this as well but ended up forgetting to.
I opted not to include any extra salt between the goats cheese and the olives it has got enough of a kick but you can adjust as you see fit especially if you’re using different ingredients.
Beat your eggs (I used the mixer) and add in your milk and yogurt and splash of olive oil.
Then fold in the flour / baking powder and all the rest of your ingredients. By fold I mean don’t stir. You don’t want to crush the cheese so you want to try working it as little as possible while at the same time mixing the flour. Put it all into a loaf baking tin. Here I had my lovely assistant spread some flour around the tin.
I gave it 25 minutes in the oven at 180 and then another 5 minutes on top of that. Skewer it in the centre with a knife and if the knife comes out clean (no wet mix or very little) it’s probably cooked.
Place it on a tray to cool down a bit.
Cut into slices while still hot and serve or chill it’s up to you.