One of the greatest and strangest cookbook I have, is 'Sophie's Sweet and Savory Loaves' by Sophie Dudemaine. Sophie is a French cook and in her book she describes easy recipes for loafes with all kinds of ingredients. In France they call them cakes. I had never heard of cakes with chorizo and tomato, asparagus and chanterelles or shrimp, but I love to try different recipes. So I did....

The loaf I would like to share with you is one of my favorites. It's with zucchini and feta cheese. It tasted great!

(This recipe comes from the website Bewithed Kitchen by Sally. More details can be found here. )

(adapted from Sophie’s recipe)

2 T olive oil
1 medium zucchini, cut in 1/3-in slices
3 large eggs
1 cup + 2 T all purpose flour, sifted
1 + 3/4 tsp baking powder
salt and black pepper to taste
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk, hot
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
3 T cilantro leaves, minced

Heat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan with butter or shortening.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and saute the slices of zucchini until they get soft and golden on both sides. Remove from the pan, drain over paper towels to remove excess fat. Reserve.

Combine the eggs, flour, baking powder, 2 pinches of salt and pepper, and beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the hot milk and the oil, and beat until smooth. Add the Gruyere cheese, zucchini, feta, and cilantro, mixing well with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack, allow it to cool for 15 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.


09/03/2011 09:00

Thanks so much for the link to my blog, I appreciate it!

I must make a savory cake soon, it's been a while...


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