ham, cheese & olive cake

This past Sunday I baked a ham, cheese & olive cake, that we ate on Sunday evening & on Monday evening. I shared a photo on IG and I was asked for the recipe, so here it is for you as well !

HAM, CHEESE & OLIVE CAKE

◉ INGREDIENTS

1,5 dl (= a generous 1/2 cup) white wine (dry preferably)
1,5 dl (= a generous 1/2 cup) oil
4 eggs
100 g (1 cup) shredded cheese (I used Emmental)
150 - 200 g (2 cups) ham (cut into small pieces)
100 g (1 cup) either green or black olives or a mix of both (cut into pieces)
250 g (2 cups) flour
1 little bag of baking powder
a dash of salt
a generous dash of chia seeds

◎ INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven at 190°C / 375°F
In a large bowl, mix the white wine & oil.
Add the eggs, one after the other, mix in.
Add the shredded cheese, mix in, the flour & baking powder, mix in.
Add the salt, the ham pieces, chia seeds & lastly the olives pieces. Mix in well.
Pour into a buttered & floured cake tin (long & narrow), sprinkle with some more chia seeds & put in the oven for 45mn at 190°C / 375°F. Check if the cake is well baked with the blade of a knife.

❤︎ EXTRA NOTES

You can eat it cooled down or cold. It's great for picnics & for taking for lunch in your bento box. It can be frozen once cut into slices. Goes very well with a salad or a bowl of soup !
The wine leaves a delicious flavour without being strong. My sons love it ! You can switch the ham with sausages cut into pieces ... you can be pretty imaginative with this cake.

I hope you will try it, and if you do, please let me know !

ox

Sonia

transitioning into 2O17

Hello ! It was about time I showed up here, but actually I've been a little less present online on this first past week, first week of 2017. I guess I needed to take it slowly to make the transition with the nw year.

But here I am, and for once, I have something new to show. I have decided to change my logo for something visually more simple, something not fancy, not polished or perfect, something a little rough and to the point. You obviously can already see it on top of this page, but here are the logos I've carved into two stamps of different sizes (for making labels & for the packaging). I hope you like it as much as I do.

It's not 100% like the digital version (since they are fonts) but I like the imperfect look of it, it suits my ethics.

I hope that 2O17 has been treating you well so far, that you are healthy & creative. Do you have special plans for this year ? Specific projects you can talk about ?

Here's to the new year !! Cheers !

ox

Sonia

Advent calendar 2106 - day 22, 23 and 24

Sorry for the delay in making the recap of the final days of our Advent Calendar activities ! You know, life happens, specially during the holidays !

So .... on Day 22, the activity was making a trivet and a keyring for each of their grandmas, with wooden beads. Easy peasy, and it was part of a package with many other goodies !

On Day 23, the activity was folding the napkins for Christmas day, in the shape of a Christmas tree. We followed this super easy tutorial found on Pinterest here. I borrowed green napkins from my mother-in-law, but they weren't cotton & didn't folded as neatly as I wanted. Yet, it was nice to do & it presented well in the plates !

And on the last day, on Day 24, the activity was baking a Victoria Sponge (or sandwich) ! It was pretty much straight forward, I wonder why I always thought it was more complicated ! We will be doing it again soon I think ! We didn't use buttercream for the filling, but I think we'll do in the future. You can find a recipe here.

I probably won't be much around here until the new year. I hope you've had a nice time visiting my blog in 2O16. I was honored by each of your comments, I appreciate them deeply.

Be well & merry & safe & happy, and see you in 2O17 !