Here is the recipe of the zucchini, walnut, and goat cheese bread I made for the Easter Picnic ? It’s gluten free because my mother is allergic to gluten, so for her to be able to eat it, I made it with a mix of walnut flour and rice flour !
I had a really hard time finding out how to call this in English, in French we call that a “cake” (we pronounce it /kɛk/, or “khek” maybe), but we only use it for (mostly savoury) loafs with this specific shape, regular cakes (like birthday cakes) are called “gâteau”.
So i’m confused here, someone please enlighten me !
Also, I’m so sorry I don’t have step by step pictures as I use to do to show you exactly how I did it ?
It wasn’t really planned I kind of improvised it, and I was running late so no time for pictures ! Afterwards I thought “Oh, that might interest my dear readers”, so here I am.
But I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe anyways !
• The ingredients :
- 1 Zucchini
- 75g – (1/2 cup) of walnut flour and 75g – (1/2 cup) of rice flour (or regular all purpose flour)
- 200g – (1 cup) of fresh Goat cheese
- 1 sachet of Baking powder
- 3 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) of warm milk
- 100g (1 cup) of Rasped Cheese (I used Gruyère, but it can be any rasped cheese)
- A handful of whole unpitted olives
- A pinch of pepper and salt
1) Cut the Zucchini & the Olives
Cut the zucchini ? in small dices, or rasp it if it’s easier. You can cook it a bit in a pan if you like your zucchini well cooked, but I like it kind of raw so I just let it cook in the cake. Cut the olives in small pieces.
2) Mix the dry stuff
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl : the two flours, the baking powder, the salt and pepper.
3) Add the wet stuff
Add the eggs, mix them a bit with the dry ingredients. Warm up the milk, and then start adding it in bowl while you mix the whole thing with a whisk. Whisk well, and then continue adding the rest of the ingredients : the olive oil, the rasped cheese, the zucchini the olives, the goat cheese. Mix with a spatula or a spoon to not break too much the cheese dices. ?
4) Pour into the baking pan and bake
Pour the mix into a rectangular baking pan, I use a silicon one because its really easy to remove the bread from it. ?
· • Bake for 45 minutes at 200°C / 392°F • ·
5) Eat !
Here is the picture I showed you in my Easter Picnic post, it was perfect to transport and so practical to eat with no table ! ✨
I always try to find some new recipes when I cook for my mother, since she can’t eat gluten sometimes it’s hard to find a nice tasting flour.
But this walnut and rice mix was really tasty, and consistence was great too !
What do you think about it ? ?