Savoury Carrot Gammon Cake

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Savoury carrot gammon cake

Savoury carrot gammon cake

Desserts are wonderful but once in a while it’s nice to make something savoury for breakfast or even as starter. I had some unsmoked gammon in the fridge and was actually wondering what to do with it. It is a little salty and I thought of slicing it thinly and add to vegetable stir fry. I’m sure that would come out delicious. But then I thought it would make a great bake too. I can hide vegetables in it. Another new experiment. Did it work out? Yes, it did! I’m so happy to say that. And that’s why I’m sharing it here with you.

Grated carrots

Grated carrots

It’s very easy to make this savoury cake. The only thing that may take up a little more time is grating the carrots. But if you want it quick, just use a processor to grate it. I don’t mean process it until it turns into a pulp. But fit the grater part to the processor and you can get the carrots grated in seconds. See, that’s why I love kitchen gadgets.

One of my greatest joy in life is to teach my friends how to spend money….on kitchen gadgets…..*grin*. But I always tell them not to tell their husbands…..*bigger grin*. Men just love good food. They don’t care how you prepare it. So, women got to be smart. Do whatever it takes to make cooking and baking quick and fun. Let them know it takes many hours to prepare the food when it only takes a few minutes…..sssshhhh. You’ll be appreciated more! Kitchen gadgets help of course…..*big smiles*.

Here’s my simple and easy Savoury Carrot Gammon Cake recipe:

Ingredients A
4 eggs
1C oil
1 & 1/2C milk
3/4t salt
1/2t pepper powder

Egg mixture

Egg mixture

Put all of Ingredients A into a big mixing bowl and mix it well with a whisk.

Ingredients B
2 & 1/2C self raising flour
2C grated carrots
200g gammon (diced)
handful of parsley (chopped)
2 pips garlic (peeled and finely chopped)

Add everything into the egg mixture

Add everything into the egg mixture

Add the self raising flour to the egg mixture above. Mix it well with the whisk. Then add all the rest of the other ingredients in Ingredients B.

Mix up everyday

Mix up everything

Mix it well with a spatula or even rice scoop. You can even use your hand if you want to…*wink*. Not me though.

Pour into a shallow tin to bake

Pour into a shallow tin to bake

Pour the batter into a paper lined shallow tin. You can use a deeper tin if you want to. I like to use a shallow one because it takes a shorter time to bake. It takes about 15-20 minutes to bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Baked carrot gammon cake

Baked carrot gammon cake

Remove from the oven. Cool and then cut into slices to serve. It is very delicious just on it’s own. This savoury cake is even good for picnics or parties.

Other savoury cake that you may be interested in:
Zucchini Slice

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15 Comments

Ivy  on July 12th, 2012

Love savoury cakes. Have to try it with gammon.

claire  on July 12th, 2012

Gammon…not sure what it is but it is not sweet definitely, right? Looks like ham to me.. so this cake has a mixture of sweet and saltish too? Nice.. nice….

Lyndsey  on July 12th, 2012

What a nice savory cake, I would love it for breakfast. I am not much of a sweet breakfast eater. And Mary you are such an enabler…I really don’t need a push to buy a new kitchen gadget! Hehe!

Swathi  on July 12th, 2012

I am started loving savory baked dishes, I made muffin earlier. This cake looks delicious. Yes Savory is better to have than sweets

suituapui  on July 12th, 2012

I love savoury cakes. Anytime better than sweet ones…

somewhere in singapore  on July 12th, 2012

So far away from you, but drooling over it, lol

Nami | Just One Cookbook  on July 13th, 2012

This is a healthy cake that is perfect for my kids!!! Great breakfast cake too! =)

Hospitality Events  on July 13th, 2012

Cakes with “savoury” attached to it make my gob water. Personally, I don’t like anything that is too sweet and the addition of gammon is perfect!

Mary  on July 13th, 2012

@Ivy - Have fun baking! :D

@claire - Yes, gammon is not sweet. It’s a little salty. Quite like ham. This is the first time I used it for baking. There’s no sugar in this cake so it’s more on the salty side. I’m sure it works well with ham or even luncheon meat :D

@Lyndsey - Haha….we should start a club called ‘Loving Kitchen Gadgets Club’! Actually a lot of my kitchen gadgets are still new and well stored away. Ssshhh….mustn’t let my hubby know :P

@Swathi - Wow….you made savoury muffins? I got to try that one day. Sounds pretty and delicious….mmm :D

@suituapui - Arthur, but if I put millie crepe cake in front of you, I think you’ll forget about the savoury ones….haha :D

@somewhere in singapore - See, that’s why I have been telling you to come here :D

@Nami | Just One Cookbook - Thanks very much, Nami! :D

@Hospitality Events - Thanks very much for visiting and your lovely comment! :D

Mistletoe  on July 13th, 2012

Hahaha! You can easily persuade me to buy kitchen gadgets. I’m the biggest infomercial sucker in the world. So bad that I had to ban myself from watching infomercials. Lol.
This is an interesting experiment. I actually didn’t know what gammon was…had to google it. Haha. That’s what cooking is all about…experimenting with diff ingredients. Well done, my friend!! :D Have a super weekend!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on July 13th, 2012

These would be great for the dinner too! Yummy!

momgateway  on July 13th, 2012

We prefer savory treats to sweets and this is something my family will really enjoy.

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mycookinghut  on July 14th, 2012

I love savoury cake too! Made some last weekend, went down really down during tea time. ;)

Jeannie  on July 15th, 2012

I must say I have not baked a savory cake before, your carrot cake certainly looks delicious!

Simply Life  on July 15th, 2012

oh how fun! what a unique cake idea!

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