I am back with this new summery recipe. For starters or appetizers, there is nothing like a savory cake! This recipe is super easy but really good !
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 pinch of salt
- ground pepper
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese or Gruyere
- 2 cup diced bacon or diced ham
- 12 ounces can pitted green olives, drained
1 . Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, eggs, salt, pepper and canola oil.
2 . Mix well, then add milk, grated cheese, green olives and bacon.
3 . Cover a cake pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture.
4 . Bake for about 45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes, and serve warm or cold.
Pour la version française, c’est par ici
Arancini are traditional rice balls made with risotto. The texture of the cauliflower is similar, as is the crisped, baked crust. So it makes those Arancini a bit healthier.The preparation here is pretty classic and easy, so this is a manageable recipe for just about anyone.
Ingredients for 8 Arancini:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 head cauliflower, mixed in a food processor
- a few pinches salt & pepper
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or shredded gruyere
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour*
- 1 large egg, whisked
- 1 cup breadcrumbs*
*for a gluten free option you can use rice flour/cornstarch and gluten free breadcrumbs/cornflakes
1 . Combine the mixed cauliflower, garlic, salt and pepper. In a medium sized skillet warm the olive oil. Next stir in the cauliflower then saute until cauliflower is just becoming tender, about 5 – 7 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and let it cool for 5 minutes.
2 . Once cool, combine the cauliflower with the egg yolk, ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and sharp grated Parmesan, stirring well.
3 . Pre-heat oven to 375F. Using wet hands, form the cauliflower mixture into a ball. Roll each ball in flour, dredge in the egg, and coat in breadcrumbs, then transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat until all ingredients have been used.
4 . Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until browned and crisp. Serve immediately, pairing with marinara sauce for dipping !