Leek, Carrot and Feta Savoury Cake Recipe

This Leek, Carrot and Feta Savoury Cake is a delicious alternative to the more traditional sweet carrot cake. Perfect as the centre piece for an Easter lunch gathering, or a quick lunch served with a side salad, to take on a picnic or to serve cubed as finger food at a party. The cake freezes very well too, so it would make for delicious vegetable filled packed lunches too.

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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Confident

Serves

8

Courses etc.

Baking Savoury
Lunch Box
Main Courses
Starters

You will need

IngredientAdd
50g salted or unsalted organic butter OR This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
1/4 cup or 60ml olive oil More products
1 small to medium leek, about 100g, finely chopped This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
1 tsp to 1 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds, roughly ground More products
2 tsp black sesame seeds OR
2 tsp brown mustard seeds More products
2 medium organic carrots, about 200g, coarsely grated More products
200g feta cheese, chopped into cubes This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
100g white spelt flour More products
100g polenta or medium maize meal More products
1 1/2 tsp baking powder More products
1/2 tsp sea salt More products
freshly ground black peppercorns, to taste More products
3 organic eggs This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
150ml goats milk OR This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
150ml cow milk This item is only available in our high street shops. More products

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Method

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C (350F). Melt the butter or heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the leeks and stir-fry for about 5 minutes, until the leeks start to wilt. Add the cumin and the black sesame or brown mustard seed and stir-fry for another 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Put the spelt flour, the polenta, the baking powder, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper in a medium to large mixing bowl. Add the grated carrot, the crumbled feta cheese and the spiced wilted leeks and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and add this to the leek, carrot, flour and polenta mix.
  • Mix until just combined, then transfer the batter to a 20cm round or square cake tin, or 10 to 12 muffin tins.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes if you are making one big cake, or about 15 minutes if you are making individual cakes, or until a skewer or a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 5 to 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • Serve warm or cold with a side salad or coleslaw.

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