Friday, 24 August 2012

Baking Goat's Cheese, Pistachio and Prune Cake by Rachel Khoo

From the BBC website: "Croydon born cook and food writer Rachel Khoo bakes a mouth-watering savoury cake with unusual ingredients. Her Parisian kitchen may be small, but even the tiniest oven doesn’t stop Rachel from inventing remarkable recipes."

I must say I missed her programs on TV, but never mind, somehow I discovered her this week and watched some of her programs on-line. I find Rachel Khoo a very inspiring person. Her tiny kitchen is sweet and colorful. I like her shabby chic mixing bowl and tiny oven. You do not have to have a posh kitchen to be a great cook.

I decided to give one of her recipes a try. I substituted spelt flour for wheat flour. The rest of the ingredients are the same.

 Goat's Cheese, Pistachio and Prune Cake - Ingredients:

• 250g flour
• 50g baking powder
• soft goat's cheese (about 180g)
• prunes
• pistachios
• 4 eggs
• 150 ml olive oil
• 50g yogurt
• salt and pepper
• olives (optional)

Beat 4 eggs until nice and fluffy. Continue beating, while adding olive oil, milk and yogurt. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir baking powder into the flour and add to the mix.

Cut the goat's cheese into small pieces. Stir into the mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

Pour the mixture into the baking tin. Put in the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.

Check if the cake is baked by inserting a thin wooden stick into it. When it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

This savory cake is really delicious and quick to prepare. It makes a perfect picnic food. You can have it for lunch or dinner with a side salad.

Bon appetit!


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