I’ve bookmarked this recipe for quite a while from a French blog Beau à la louche & now it’s about time to try this intriguing savory loaf cake . This recipe calls for bacon but I’ve replaced it with ham . I suppose that bacon taste better than ham in this recipe . Nevertheless it's a very refreshing savory cake with avocado & the wasabi was what makes the difference . Wasabi is also called Japanese horseradish which can only be found in Japan . And it is difficult to cultivate real wasabi that makes them quite expensive . This root is usually used as a condiment which has a very strong pungent flavour, stronger than hot mustard . I’ve used wasabi powder for this recipe & you can find it in all Asian grocery stores . I’ve added 2 tbsp of wasabi powder & it was perfect without tasting too spicy . But if you’re not keen of the wasabi's spicy taste , you can always reduce it to 1 tbsp of wasabi instead of 2 tbsp . A very interesting recipe with ingredients that I would have never thought of combining them together! Amazing!
Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
"Upon my word it would," replied Mary. "Dear me! If he should rise to any very great honours! If he should ever be made a baronet! `Lady Wentworth' sounds very well. That would be a noble thing, indeed, for Henrietta! She would take place of me then, and Henrietta would not dislike that. Sir Frederick and Lady Wentworth! It would be but a new creation, however, and I never think much of your new creations."
Avocado, Ham with Wasabi & Black Sesame Seed Loaf Cake
Recipe adapted from Beau à la louche
150g minced bacon or ham
125g whole wheat flour
2 tsp of baking powder
2 tbsp of Wasabi powder
2 tbsp black seame seeds
80g grated Comté cheese Or Gruyere cheese
50g melted butter
1 avocado but in small pieces
Salt & pepper
1) Preheat oven to 200°C Grease a loaf cake pan
2) Fry bacon or ham till golden brown & drain on paper towels & let to cool.
3) Combine flours, baking powder, Wasabi powder, sesame seeds & grated cheese .
4) In a bowl add lightly beaten eggs & milk. Pour the milk mixture into dry mixture together with melted butter, bacon , avocado pieces & salt & pepper. Stir till well combined. Pour mixture into loaf pan & bake for 20 minutes till golden brown.
I'm entering this recipe to AlphaBakes challenge hosted by Caroline of Caroline Makes & co-hosted by Ros@ Baking Addict from The More Than Occasional Baker . The random letter for this month is W as Wasabi
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