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.
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:
1 & 1/2C milk
1/2t pepper powder
Put all of Ingredients A into a big mixing bowl and mix it well with a whisk.
2 & 1/2C self raising flour
2C grated carrots
200g gammon (diced)
handful of parsley (chopped)
2 pips garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
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 it well with a spatula or even rice scoop. You can even use your hand if you want to…*wink*. Not me though.
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.
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:
Quote of the day……
“Seven Steps to Success
1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don’t wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.”
- John C. Maxwell