Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweet and Savoury Feta-Plum Cake

I am going to post some of my sweet treats from last Saturday soon. But first, here comes something inbetween savoury and sweet. This cake was probably my favourite part of the savoury buffet. It's cheese and dessert in one. And it's easy and quick to make and you can also prepare it in advance, it keeps for two or 3 days. Trish's Deseine's original recipe requires dried apricots, but dried plums work just as well. Dried figs might also be a yummy option...

(slightly adapted from my beloved I love Cake by Trish Deseine)

2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks, beaten
100ml mild olive oil
175g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
75g brown sugar
75g raisins
150g dried plums
150g feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a middle-size cake pan with parchment paper.

In a bowl, beat the eggs together with the olive oil with an electric mixer. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, raisin and dried plums. Add the egg-mixture and mix. I worked the mixture with a wooden ladle first, then with my hands. When you have a smooth dough, fill half of it into your prepared pan. Then, break the feta cheese apart and scatter over the mixture. Cover with the rest of your dough.

Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the surface is firm and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Take out of the oven, let cool for about ten minutes. Then release from the baking pan and let cool completely.

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