Imagine you’re at a birthday party. The ‘Happy Birthday’ is about to be sung. And then the cake arrives. The dry, sweet, sickly cake with lashings of horrible buttercream and fondant icing. You are cut a huge slice which is placed unceremoniously in front of you.
Luckily this doesn’t have to happen anymore.
Introducing the Savoury Cake.
Popular in France (soon to be here), this is great at any time of the day, not just a birthday party. Particularly good with soup for lunch, at a picnic or for afternoon tea.
250g wholemeal flour
1 tbsp baking powder
150g apple, cut into large chunks
200g stilton, cut into large chunks
100g walnut halves
50g plain yoghurt
150ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C and butter and/or line a loaf tin.
In a big mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
Add the cheese, apple and walnut and stir carefully.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together until pale and fluffy. Add in the oil, yoghurt and milk and whisk again.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Fold these ingredients carefully together until just combined. You do not want to over mix it!
Pour the batter into the loaf tin and put in the oven.
Bake your cake for 30-40 minutes. We checked ours after 30 minutes by putting a skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
Leave to cool in the tin (if you can).
Slice and serve!
You can even top this cake with more delicious cheese and apple-y goodness!