Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mediterranean cake

A few days ago I had lunch with my friend Helene: she prepared, among other things, a delicious salted cake which she has served cold.

I returned at home and inspired by her cake I prepared the Mediterranean cake; it was a long time I didn't prepare it and I had forgotten its flavored taste!

You can serve this cake warm or cold, so in summer it's ideal for a picnic on the beach or a cold dinner and also cut into cubes as an accompaniment of an aperitif.

This recipe is fast to prepare but still requires 45 minutes of baking so you may want to prepare a double dose and freeze one of the two cakes.

Mediterranean cake gives free space to your imagination; in the photo I have chosen a blue plate to improve the colors of the cake and the tablespoon of chopped black olives adds a fancy touch.

I think that the Mediterranean cake matches well with my napkin ring MY FLOWER: both have a good smell!!!

MY FLOWER is a set of 6 napkin rings that you can use as flower-holder; it's made of copper wire.
This is the ideal set for a spring or summer table when it's easy to have wonderful flowers in the garden.

You can choose them for the decoration of your daily table putting a different flower for each person. A flower puts a smile on each face and turns a person in a good mood.
If you like them you can shop here.

time for preparation: 20 minutes
time for baking: 45 minutes
kcal per person: 300 kcal

For this recipe you will need for 6 persons:
-preheat the oven at 200C = 400F

-200 g (8 oz) whole wheat flour
-3 eggs
-50 g ( 2 oz) black olives
-1 grated zucchini
-200 g ( 8 oz) of feta cheese
-10 dried tomatoes
-10 cl milk
- 2 teaspoons of herbs de Provence (a mixture of dried herbs from Provence, a French region. In the mixture you generally find rosemary, marjoram, basil, thyme, lavender and other herbs).
- 1 packet of baking powder
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-salt and pepper

*combine in a bowl the flour, the baking powder, the salt and pepper.
*add the eggs, the milk (warm), and the oil.
*add the olives, the feta cheese cut into cubes, the dried tomatoes chopped, the grated zucchini and the herbs de Provence.
*pour the mixture into a rectangular baking dish and bake about 45 minutes at 200 C ( 400F), or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Lori Lynn said...

I've been traveling, so I have a lot of blog catch-up to do. Indeed your flower napkin ring gave me a smile before I even read your post.

Debinhawaii said...

The cake looks great as does the photo and the flower napkin ring is beautiful! You are so talented and creative!

PimientayChocolate said...

I love feta cheese.Im going to do next week,and I tell you results,
thanks, daniela

Megan, Freelance Baking said...

yum! I think I'm going to try this recipe this week!