Cured Sausage, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Cured Sausage, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Cured Sausage, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Guess, what? I made you another cake! Well, actually I made this one a few months ago, but wasn’t happy with the pictures, so I never posted it. However, I have decided that I really must share this recipe with you and when I have some nice light, I will re-take the photos to my liking!

Now, about this cake… This savoury cake, from France, is nothing short of show-stopping! Until I read the recipe in Rachel Khoo’s, “My Little Paris Kitchen”, I had never heard of a savoury cake. I thought it might be a little like a bread – a zucchini bread for example, but it is quite different. It actually has the texture of a nice cake, but it is filled with yummy savoury ingredients, like sausage and pistachios, sans the sugar. Rachel mentions in her cookbook that you could substitute whatever you like. Add some figs, goat cheese, and walnuts or whatever you have hanging our in your fridge. She says that this cake is very popular at picnics in France, but I served mine at a girls’ party that I hosted. The girls all gave it a huge thumbs up, as they polished off the whole cake, and all requested the recipe. So here it is, my friends: I hope you enjoy it!

I am bringing over a warm loaf of this delight to Angie’s Fiesta Friday.  Come and join us at the newest venue.  We will be partying up a storm now that Angie has found us our own “party hall“!

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Cured Sausage, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

5 ounces cured French sausage or salami, finely chopped

¾ cup pistachios, roughly chopped

2/3 cup prunes, roughly chopped

4 eggs

¼ cup milk

2/3 cup olive oil

¼ cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line a 1 pound loaf pan with parchment paper

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sausage, pistachios, and prunes.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until thick and pale in colour. Gradually whisk in the milk, oil, and yogurt, then add the salt and season with pepper.

Fold in the flour mixture, bit by bit, trying not to overbeat it. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, depending on your oven. A metal skewer inserted should come out clean. Leave to cool in the pan. Slice carefully with a serrated knife.

Lovely to take along on a picnic!

Lovely to take along on a picnic!

 

49 Responses to “Cured Sausage, Pistachio and Prune Cake”

    • chefjulianna

      Thanks! I was a bit worried that the sausage would be too oily, but it guess that I got a good dry one, because it just added lots of flavour and saltiness, like you say. I will make it again for sure! 🙂

      Reply
  1. Loretta

    Some great unusual ingredients in your cake Juliana, the sweetness of the prunes and the saltiness of the sausage makes me definitely want more than one piece. Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      I wish I could send you a lovely big slice right through the screen, Loretta! Hopefully someone is going to invent that very soon! 😀

      Reply
  2. Elaine @ foodbod

    This is so funny, Julianna, my husband is reading this over my shoulder and you’ve now sparked a debate about savoury vs sweet! As far as he’s concerned a cake has GOT to be sweet!!! He can’t get his head round sausage in a cake….this from the man who used to eat lemon curd sandwiches with his prawn cocktail crisps!!!!!
    Yes…I have all the taste in this house 🙂 hee hee hee….;) x

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Yikes! Lemon curd sandwiches with prawn cocktail crisps???? You do have all the taste! 😀 Maybe the “cake” idea is lost in translation from French to English…who knows…but it is a very delicious creation, no matter what we call it! 🙂

      Reply
      • Elaine @ foodbod

        I know…this was some time ago, thank goodness he had better taste in women hey?!
        I am slowly changing his tastes…slowly slowly..;)

  3. Jess

    How interesting! I’m very curious about the combination of these ingredients into a cake. Thanks for sharing with us Julianna 🙂

    Reply
  4. Lili

    Delicious looking! Love savoury cakes, very common in France! I saw the episode with Rachel Khoo making it and was also inspired… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Reply
  5. Sinfully Tempting

    I cannot pass up a cake, savory or otherwise. Love the ingredients! Thanks for sharing it at FF 🙂

    Reply
  6. apuginthekitchen

    Chef Juliana. I think this is a wonderful combination and so very creative. Would love a slice with eggs, I think it would be delicious.

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      You know, my husband and I ate the leftovers with eggs the next morning! You have such good taste, Suzanne! It was delicious! 😀

      Reply
    • chefjulianna

      We are a fine circle of friends, aren’t we? It is so nice to know that we are looking at the same cookbooks! I will happily test any of her recipe! 🙂

      Reply
  7. Nancy

    The ingredient list is so unique, Julianna. I imagine the flavors are wonderful together! It must taste wonderful fresh from the oven. 🙂 Love the idea of a savory cake!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      You bet, Nancy! I totally recommend that this be eaten warm from the oven … except that you won’t be able to stop eating it until it is all gone! Better make 2 – one for the chef, and one for the guests!! :/

      Reply
  8. milkandbun

    Oh I love Rachel Khoo, too! 😀 What a Delicious combination of sausage and prunes! The bread looks amazingly! Can imagine how it smells super! Thanks for sharing, Julianna! 🙂

    Reply
  9. shenANNAgans

    Holy yarm. Now this is a stella combo of flavours. Amazing. I would NEVER have thought to make a bread/cake, but wow…. its a thing of beauty! 🙂

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      You are too kind! I had horrible light to photograph this, but if you think it is a thing of beauty, then you have made my day! Thanks so much, Anna! 🙂

      Reply
  10. Pang @circahappy

    OMG!!! I am so intrigued by this “savoury” cake. I have never had it, but it sound like a wonderful idea!!!! I love love love it SO MUCH, Julianna. I am so happy you share the recipe with all of us. xoxo

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Well thanks, Pang! I really appreciate your enthusiasm! I will make it again with some other ingredients! Happy to share this with you! 😀

      Reply
  11. Cecilia

    Well, the pictures are awesome! And the recipe sounds totally delicious, I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  12. petra08

    I don’t know how I missed this. It is my kind of baking, how brilliant to make a savoury cake! As always, it looks brilliant as well 🙂

    Reply
  13. Liz

    If it wasn’t finished, I would say, Please send me a slice. I love this cake!!!!

    Reply

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