Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sun Dried-Tomato-Pistachio Polenta Cake

I was really looking forward for our 8th bake of The Home Bakers (THB) hosted by Joyce of The Kitchen Flavours . The reason being was we will be baking a savory cake  & my family love savory cakes .  Currently we are baking recipes from Lou Seibert Papas cookbook – Coffee Cake .  This recipe was chosen by one of our member,Vyette of My Worldwide Culinary Adventure . I was really glad that she has selected this recipe & I was convinced that this is a fabulous cake . Savory cakes are very common over here in France & I’ve  baked a number of savory cakes or cornbreads especially during summer time & it’s our all time favorite . I simply love the moist  grainy  texture of polenta in this full with flavour cake . I’m a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes so this is certainly my kind of cake to enjoy for brunch or as an appetizer . A very tasty cake with Parmesan cheese , sun dried tomatoes & olive oil ,everything that reminded me of Italy . My family love this cake so much that they have requested it  for a potluck party this Saturday. So here you go , another winner recipe from this cookbook to enjoy with families & friends .  Can't wait to try another savory cake recipe from this cookbook of Lou Seibert Papas.

For full recipe please go to  Yvette of My Worldwide Culinary Adventure .  And for more wonderful bakes from of other members of The Home Baker please click HERE

1)      Beat egg till light. Add in olive oil, herbs & honey , blend well.

2)      Stir in dry ingredients into alternate with yogurt.

3)      Add sun dried tomatoes; pistachio & parmesan cheese. Beat till well combined.

4)      Pour batter in cake pan & sprinkle with pistachio & cheese. Bake for 30 mins till golden brown. Best serve warm.

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 11

Captain Harville, though not equalling Captain Wentworth in manners, was a perfect gentleman, unaffected, warm, and obliging. Mrs Harville, a degree less polished than her husband, seemed, however, to have the same good feelings; and nothing could be more pleasant than their desire of considering the whole party as friends of their own, because the friends of Captain Wentworth, or more kindly hospitable than their entreaties for their all promising to dine with them. The dinner, already ordered at the inn, was at last, though unwillingly, accepted as a excuse; but they seemed almost hurt that Captain Wentworth should have brought any such party to Lyme, without considering it as a thing of course that they should dine with them.


  1. Your cake looks exactly like the one in the book! Great job Kit! I guess it'll take time to get used to its taste, for certainly it didnt appeal to me the first time. Have you posted any other savoury cakes before? I think I'll try out one of your recipes.

    1. Thanks Anuja for your lovely words. Yes, it'll take time to getting use of savory cake. As I've said before I was not convince at all the first time I've tried one but after baking a couple of savory cakes with my favorite ingredients, it had changed my mind. I don't think I 've posted more than one which was the avocado & wasabi cake. I love to share some savory cake recipes with you. Just let me know what is your favorite savory ingredients. I'll try to find the recipe with that ingredient. Do not hesitate to e-mail me. Have a nice day Anuja! =)

  2. Lovely texture! I love the photo of the slice, so bea

  3. I LOVE pistachios! I'm with your family, I think I would request this all the time, yum!

  4. Looks a great cake,would love to try :)

  5. There is nothing better than baking something with all your fav ingredients! My reaction of seeing this polenta cake is just like the sunflowers, big smile!

  6. Kit , that cake looks so inviting ! I love savoury bakes , too :D Lovely presentation as always !

  7. Hi Kit, your polenta cake look so good and texture very moist. Love your sunflowers too, so pretty. Nice presentation and beautiful click. You sure good at gardening too.

    Have a nice weekend, regards. Hugs to you.

  8. My mouth is watering whilst looking at this post. Very nice and I have polenta in the house so I will try it.

  9. Your photos are outstanding with the flowers. Makes a beautiful cake.

  10. What a very interesting combination of flavors you have in this cake, Kit. It sounds very intriguing and looks very pretty!

  11. Love polenta cakes and I really like your idea about tomato: the combination sounds deliciuos!

  12. Hi Kit,
    Lovely bake! Glad that your family enjoyed the cake! I love cornbread, so this is perfect! And you are right, savoury bake is sort of getting used to!
    Your sunflower is gorgeous!
    I got to have a tissue in my hand if I go into your post, can't help drooling over your gorgeous flowers in your beautiful garden!! Hahaha!
    Have a great week!

  13. hi kit, your cake looks great! i just baked mine 2 days ago and still hvnt really looked at the photos yet, was a little busy. I wished that i hv put in more cheese, i find mine not salty enough.

  14. The cake looks fantastic. I am totally tempted with the combo of pistachios and sundried tomatoes.

  15. Kit,

    Your cake looks exactly like the one in the book. The pistachio and sun-dried tomatoes has a very Christmasy colour combination. Very nicely baked!


  16. Hi Kit, You have some interesting flavors in this savory cake. I have made savory cakes but with lentil flour. Yours look tempting.


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