Saturday, May 04, 2024

Savoury Zucchini Cake [EN]

[Italiano] [English]

One of Mary's favourite recipes. Tasty hot or cold. Freezes well. Works well as a vegetarian recipe by adding more onion in place of the bacon.

Savoury Zucchini Cake.

Ingredients for 6 people

  • 180 g of white "00" flour
  • 3 courgettes
  • 100 g diced unsmoked bacon
  • 150 g of ricotta
  • 50 g of pecorino
  • 50 g of parmesan 
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 ml of sunflower seed oil
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 1 sachet of baking powder for savory cakes
  • chives
  • 10 g of salt


1-2-3. Cut the courgettes into cubes and sauté them in the pan with the spring onion. Halfway through cooking, add the bacon and cook for about 10 minutes. At the end of cooking, add chopped chives.

4-5-6. Separately, beat the eggs with the milk and oil, add the flour, salt, baking powder and cheese and mix everything well.

7. Add the courgettes and bacon to the mixture and mix again.

8-9-10. Pour everything into a 2lb loaf tin lined with baking paper. Cook at 190°C for about 45 minutes. Serve the cake warm or cold

From  “a Scuola di Verdure” edited by Francesca Badi. ISBN: 9788861542976.

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