Saturday, 10 November 2012

Recipe - cheese and olive cake

What do you get to a potluck gathering when you're not sure whether there will be vegetarians in the party?  Simple answer:  my cheese and olive cake - such a delicious, simple cake that will appeal to vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians.  As an added bonus, it will also provide a solution to having a snack any time during the day!






Cheese and olive cake

175g grated cheese
150g green olives, sliced
5 eggs
50ml olive oil
100g Greek yogurt
300g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp dried thyme, pinch of safran
salt/pepper to your taste



Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C (180 in fan oven).   Mix flour, baking powder and thyme. Beat eggs with oil, yogurt, safran, salt/pepper. Add the flour mixture, the grated cheese and the olives.  The final mixture should still be fluid.

Oil-spray a cake tin and pour the mixture in.  Bake for about 20'.  Reduce heat to 180 degrees and continue baking for another 50'.  Leave to cool in the tin for about 5', then take out and leave to cool completely.  Trust me, this is a keeper!





This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.

24 comments:

  1. This sounds so good and healthy. It is lovely. I'd love a slice right now. Am pinning this recipe!

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  2. This sounds very good and a short recipe too! Have a great week!

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  3. How thoughtful to think about the vegetarians at a potluck.

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  4. What an interesting combination of ingredients..

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  5. A good number of vegetarians in my extended family, but not sure how they feel about green olives. If they were ever going to like them, though, I imagine it would be cooked in this way. Looks delicious!

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    1. I have yet to find someone who didn't like it (of course...)!

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  6. I like the look of the cake :)

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    1. the taste is even better, believe me!

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  7. so, so easy and full of flavor. This would be great with soup.

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    1. that's an excellent idea (and I've just made some!)

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  8. Looks delish! Like the inclusion of Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing :).

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  9. This sounds so good. I will so be making it come party season!

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    1. Made one more batch today for my book club!

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  10. I wouldn't have thought of cheese and olives in a cake, but this sounds lovely, and I'm sure it would be a delicious accompaniment to a soup or stew. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. My husband loves olives mixed in with cream cheese, this is a cake he would enjoy. I'm pinning it!

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    1. I'm sure he (and everyone one...) would enjoy it!

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  12. I usually take hummus or a quinoa dish. This sounds perfect for my son. Looking forward to making it for him. Too much dairy for me, but the green olives are very appealing.

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    1. Also very good options!

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