Monday, February 28, 2011

Sun Dried Tomato, Goat Cheese and Olive Oil Loaf


Savory loafs are really one of the easiest recipes in my cooking repertoire. It's literally ready in minutes, and it's a wonderfully versatile recipe that you can adapt to leftovers in your pantry. You can substitute the cheeses to suit your preference, add scallions, artichoke hearts, prosciutto, olives, any herbs of your choosing... It's really adaptable to any season and any taste. I like to serve it in small slices to complement a cheese platter, for any aperitif snack food or serve it warm with a nice crisp salad. It also makes for a wonderful afternoon snack if you don't want to indulge in something too sweet.

Savory loves are quite common in France, and are misleadingly called 'cake'! I grew up eating many different variations of the recipe I bring you today and I still enjoy them just as much today.

Sun Dried Tomato, Goat Cheese and Olive Oil Loaf

3 eggs
1/4 cup of white wine
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of grated Gruyere, tightly packed
70 grams of crumbled soft goat cheese
8 large sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and coarsely chopped
2 tsp of fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the 3 eggs, wine, olive oil and cream. Once homogeneous, add the flour and baking powder and whisk. Fold in the Gruyere and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Take out the loaf batter and fold in the goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and oregano. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the batter into a greased standard loaf pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. If the loaf starts to brown too much, cover with a piece of aluminum foil and continue to bake. Let cool for a few minutes and unmold. Enjoy!

26 comments:

Jennifurla said...

I am all sorts of in LOVE with this, Goar Cheese is one of my top 5 things to eat...on just about anything. Lovely

smalltownoven said...

I can't say that I've ever eaten a savory loaf before but this sure looks good!

Nina said...

Wow, your loaf looks wonderful! Gruyere, goat and sundried tomato? Heaven!

Odile said...

Very good, i make on like this and is very good. Good day an hello from spain.

Claudie said...

This loaf looks really beautiful, and I really enjoy the look of the crust. Definitely must be really really tasty :)

warmvanillasugar said...

Amazing looking loaf! I love goat cheese and sun dried tomato together. Great idea!

Stefania said...

Bella ricetta ♥

Jean said...

I love the simplicity and sophistication of your loaf. I'm eager to try this, especially with all the wonderful ingredients.

Evan @swEEts said...

This would be perfect for a brunch.. I would never think to make a savory loaf.. I'm loving this right now!

Meaghan Luby said...

this looks like a great brunch bread! thanks for sharing :)
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blgspot.com

Chocolate Freckles said...

This looks completely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pure2raw Twins said...

Wow this loaf looks incredible! Goat cheese and sundried tomato yum

Kankana said...

wow .. that looks fabulous ! seriously !!

polwig said...

This looks wonderful. I love that french make such elaborate loafs in comparison to American Corn Bread, probably the only savory loaf I can think of.

Holly said...

You had me at sun dried tomato!!! YUUUMMMY:) I'm just over from Taste and Tell blog-now following!

elle marie said...

Nice to see a post update = ) Goat Cheese and Sun Dried tomats... perfect pair = )

Serena said...

Mmm goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, so summerish. Great photos!

Mary said...

That looks incredibly delicious!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

B-egg said...

Beautiful loaf!! It seems very nice

Aisha Jameel said...

Luckily I had all the ingredients of this dish!!! In the process of making it... im sure it'll turn out good :) thanks for sharing, it looks absolutely awesome
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envierecipes said...

Came by to check out the savory loaf...can't wait to try it...and ended up browsing all around your site. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ummm...hate to point this out, but where are the olives in your list of ingredients? Did you use stuffed, or just plain? I'm baking this for a wine tasting/nibbles party! Testing it as I type, and it sure fills the air with promise! Thank you!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Anonymous: there are no olives in the recipe, but there is olive oil (1/4 cup). It would be delicious with some olives added too though!

Junglefrog said...

That looks wonderful! With all those ingredients it can only be extremely good. I might have to tone down a bit on the goatcheese as my hubby hates it (why I wonder??) but otherwise this is just perfect!

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almostveg said...

Goat cheese is a nice tangy addition to the savory loaf. I made one with sharp cheddar, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Will try the goat cheese version.

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