SOFT SAVORY CAKE with Parmigiano Reggiano

May 03, 2024

A cake can have any shape, millions of flavors, and all colors. There are number cakes, square cakes, and cakes that look like real sculptures, but if someone asked us to draw one, we would almost certainly start by drawing a circle. Probably because originally cakes were round like the moon and this was not due to a fortunate coincidence, but to a precise choice: cakes were offered and dedicated to the gods, and in particular to the Goddess Artemis, the guardian of the moon. During the ceremonies, some candles were added to the surface as a symbol of life and light to be blown out to ward off evil spirits.

Our Soft Cake is not sweet, but it catches the eye, conquers the palate, and knows how to earn a place of honor right in the center of the table. The flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano and a few genuine ingredients are enough to create an unforgettable Savory Cake that you can fill and decorate in a simple or elaborate way. We suggest pairing it with olives, cherry tomatoes, and Parma ham. The result will be a real -Emilian delight to be enjoyed - as always - in every part of the world.

  

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes 

Servings:
 6 people

Ingredients

For the soft cake:
10.5 oz - 300 g of white flour type “00”
5.2 oz - 150 g of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 months Emilia Food Love
4.5 oz - 130 g whole milk
4 eggs at room temperature
0.5 oz - 15 g of instant yeast for savory cakes
2.8 oz - 80 g of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Colline di Romagna DOP Emilia Food Love
0.1 oz - 3 g of salt

For garnish
Parma ham
Flakes of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 months Emilia Food Love
Fresh lamb's lettuce or rocket
Black olives
Cherry tomatoes


Method

  1. In a large bowl, break the eggs, then pour in the milk and oil. Add the salt and whisk by hand.

  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix until you get a smooth, lump-free dough.
  3. Add the grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and mix it into the dough.
  4. Grease and flour a cake mold of about 20 cm in diameter (7.8''), then pour the dough into it.
  5. Bake in a preheated static oven at 180 °C (356 °F) for about 50 minutes. Let the savory cake cool on a rack before removing it from the mold.
  6. Then, decorate it with some slices of Parma ham, a few flakes of Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh lamb's lettuce leaves, olives, and cherry tomatoes.

    Tip

If you prefer a more intense flavor, you can replace the Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 months Emilia Food Love with a longer-aged variety such as our 36 months.

 








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