Mulvarra House | Workshop and Retreat Centre St Mullins

Savoury rocket leaves cake

Ingredients

  • 175 gr self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (crème fraiche mixed with a bit of lemon juice works too)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 gr rocket leaves, washed, dried and chopped
  • 50 gr pine nuts (toasted walnuts or cashews work as well)

METHOD

Easy to throw together and just something a bit different than a slice of bread. It’s very nice to eat this warm, with some butter or hummus. Even peanut butter worked for me!

Makes one cake
Vegetarian

  • Preheat the oven to 160℃.
  • Rub a cake tin with some rapeseed oil.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, eggs, sour cream, olive oil and mustard with a handheld mixer until you have a smooth batter.
  • Spoon through the rocket leaves and the nuts.
  • Pour the mixture in the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Eat warm with a bowl of soup or a salad.

Ingredients

  • 175 gr self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (crème fraiche mixed with a bit of lemon juice works too)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 gr rocket leaves, washed, dried and chopped
  • 50 gr pine nuts (toasted walnuts or cashews work as well)

METHOD

Easy to throw together and just something a bit different than a slice of bread. It’s very nice to eat this warm, with some butter or hummus. Even peanut butter worked for me!

Makes one cake
Vegetarian

  • Preheat the oven to 160℃.
  • Rub a cake tin with some rapeseed oil.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, eggs, sour cream, olive oil and mustard with a handheld mixer until you have a smooth batter.
  • Spoon through the rocket leaves and the nuts.
  • Pour the mixture in the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Eat warm with a bowl of soup or a salad.