Cake Aux Olives Vertes - Green Olive Cake
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
This is a recipe that Ginger and Nutmeg tried in the kitchen at Les Quatre Saisons. It is very easy to make and a wonderful blend of savoury ingredients. You can play with the elements to suit your olives, smoked salmon, pecorino. Yummy!
  • 1¼ Cup (300g) White Flour
  • 1 Package (2 Teaspoons) Baking Powder and Soda, in France (Levure)
  • ¾ Cup (150g) Green Olives, pitted
  • ¾ Cup (150g) Smoked Duck Breast, sliced
  • ¾ Cup (150g) Gruy√®re, shredded
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup (20cl) Muscat, or sherry
  • ½ Cup (15cl) Olive Oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Butter and lightly flour a loaf pan
  3. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda
  4. Add the eggs and mix until well blended and no flour remains
  5. Add the muscat and olive oil, mix well
  6. Add the olives, smoked duck and cheese, mix until well blended. The batter will be relatively thick
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, until brown on top and a tester knife comes out clean
  8. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a rack or on one side of the loaf
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