Sun dried tomatoes, feta, bacon and olive cake

In my article Courgettes and goat cheese cake, I gave the basic recipe for cakes and some ideas of different things you can add to the basic batter. I wanted to try a new one and made this sun-dried tomatoes, feta, bacon and olive cake. It was absolutely delicious.
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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Servings: 4-6
Level: Easy

Equipment: large bowl, measuring glass, cake tin, oven

Ingredients:
– 150 g flour
– 125 mL milk
– 100 g grated emmental
– 3 eggs
– 1 sachet of baking powder
– 80 mL olive oil
– sun-dried tomatoes
– black olives
– diced bacon (lardons)
– 50 g feta
– salt, pepper, oregano

Cook the dices of bacon in a pan and reserve.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and eggs. Add milk and oil. Mix until it is homogeneous.
Then add the emmental, tomatoes, feta, olives and bacon. Add salt, pepper, herbs.
Pour in the tin and cook in the oven at 180° for 45 minutes.
Let it cool down before eating.

Can be eaten cold or hot. Can be kept in the fridge several days.
Nice with a salad.

Almond and pear quick cake

The advantage with cakes is that since you put only good things in them, you do not take much risk creating new recipes or improvising on quantities! (Well it depends… My beloved siblings sometimes come up with surprising tastes and mixtures! But it is always worth trying)

Inspired from two of my recipes: Yoghurt cake and Financier, here is the recipe of the cake I made for a friend’s birthday and after exam treat!

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 6-8
Level: Easy
Cost: cheap!
Equipment: bowl, cake tin, oven

Ingredients: (1 measure = 1 volume of yoghurt)
– 1 yoghurt
– about 1/2 measure of honey (or 1 measure sugar)
– 1 1/2 measures of flour
– 100g of ground almonds
– 1/2 measure of melted butter About 100g
– 3 eggs
– 1 sachet baking powder
– 3 pears, peeled, diced

In a bowl, pour the yoghurt and keep the pot to use as a measure. Add the eggs and mix.
Add honey baking powder, almond and flour, mix. Add the butter and pears, mix.
Pour in a cake tin and cook in the oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes (to test whether it is ready, put a knife in the cake: it is ready if the knife remains dry)

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Note: you can decorate the cake with flaked almonds (to spread before cooking)

The mug series 2: Chocolate and tofu!

Continuing my article the mug series, I tried a new version of the chocolate mug cake: no butter, no egg, but tofu! The result is amazing!!!

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Ingredients:
– 30g dark chocolate (I take 70% dark chocolate, so good!)
– a tbsp ground almond
– 30g soft tofu
– a tbsp flour
– a teaspoon baking powder
– a tbsp sugar

Melt chocolate 20 sec in microwave with a bit of water.
Add tofu, mix with a fork. Add the other ingredients, mix.
Microwave for 1min30.
Let cool down 2 minutes before eating!

Notes: quantities are a bit random, the best way to adjust is to try and see how you like it.
Uncooked, it tastes and looks quite bad but cooked, it is amazing! you would never guess it is tofu and not the standard ingredients and you really feel the taste of chocolate! Definitely adopted!

Gâteau au yahourt (yoghurt cake)

Super easy and cheap cake. The recipe is a basic. Then you can be creative and add various flavours! Here I give the recipe with lemon.

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Level: Easy
Cost: super cheap!
Equipment: bowl, cake tin, oven

Ingredients: (1 measure = 1 volume of yoghurt)
– 1 yoghurt
– 1 measure of sugar (or 2 according to your taste)
– 3 measures of flour
– 1/2 measure of oil
– 3 eggs
– 1 sachet baking powder
-1 lemon (unwaxed if you want to use zest)

In a bowl, pour the yoghurt and keep the pot to use as a measure. Add the eggs and mix.
Add sugar, baking powder and flour, mix. Add the oil, lemon juice and lemon zest, mix.
Pour in a cake tin and cook in the oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes (to test whether it is ready, put a knife in the cake: it is ready if the knife remains dry)

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Note:
You can replace lemon juice by fruits (pear, apple, ananas, …) or chocolate chip

Note bis: very good recipe for kids because it is very easy, they can do it alone and they love it!
Or for busy student who doesn’t have time and material to do fancy cakes 😉

Note ter: I just made it. I add only two eggs so I put two eggs and 2.5 measures of flour and it is very good, not dry at all! Super breakfast!

Breakfast oat cake

Here is the recipe of a cake I sometimes make for breakfast. It is very simple and there is no butter or flour. You can keep it one day (but it is better freshly made!)

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Level: Easy

Equipment: oven, cake tin, bowl

Ingredients:
– a cup of oats (95g)
– 3 apples or pears
– 200 mL milk
– 3 tbsp of ground almonds
– 50g sugar (I sometimes replace it by agave syrup)
– 1 big egg or 2 small
– 1 tea spoon of cinnamon (+ or – according to your taste)

Put the oat, milk, almonds, sugar, cinnmon in a big bowl.
Whisk the eggs and add them
Pell the fruits, dice them and add them to the preparation
Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes
Let cool down before eating

Courgettes and goat cheese cake

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Level: Easy
Cost: cheap
Equipment: large bowl, measuring glass, cake tin, oven

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– 2 courgettes
– 200 g goat cheese (log)
– 200 g flour
– 125 mL milk
– 100 g grated emmental
– 3 eggs
– 3 teaspoons of baking powder
– 80 mL olive oil + 1 tbs
– salt, pepper, mixed herbs

Peel and cut the courgettes. Cook them 15 minutes on the hob with a tbsp of olive oil.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and eggs. Add milk and oil. Mix until it is homogeneous.
Then add the emmental, the goat cheese cut in pieces and the courgettes. Add salt, pepper, herbs.
Pour in the tin and cook in the oven at 180° for 45 minutes.
Let it cool down before eating.

Can be eaten cold or hot. Can be kept in the fridge several days.
Nice with a salad.
Usually I serve it with lamb’s lettuce that I arrange on the plate around the cake and I decorate with cherry tomatoes.

Ideas:
Courgettes and goat cheese can be replaced, keeping all the other ingredients.
Examples:
– Salmon and spinach cake
– Dices of ham, olives and sun-dried tomatoes
– …

Mini cakes aux lardons

Small ham and cheese cakes