So my partner and I have been invited to a birthday party where the host has asked the guests to bring cake. The theme of this adult bday bash is cake. I fully expect loads of sweet confections, as it should be, but I was thinking it would be nice to bring something savoury to add some balance. Now here is the pickle, is there such a thing as a savoury cake. At this point I have thought of a play on words such as "crab cakes" etc.
Any thoughts, is there such a thing as a savoury cake (i.e something I would bake but that has a savoury bent to it).
I am currently searching my recipe books through EYB, but not sure I will find anything.
This might be a little bit on the silly side - but I've seen Martha Stewart do a version of meatloaf and mashed potatoes as a cake. Basically, there are two round layers of meatloaf made, and then they are filled and frosted with mashed potatoes, and decorated with small cooked carrots and other veggies. It would go perfectly with this theme.
i'd do mini salmon croquette cupcakes piped with a creamy cauliflower whip (roasted cauliflower pureed with cream cheese, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, S & P) and sprinkled with dill
Or maybe Ottolenghi's Cauliflower Cake http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...
Or David Lebovitz featured a Pistachio and Chorizo Cake (originally from Chocolate and Zucchini) http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/09/...
If you go the route of a savory cheesecake, I'd highly recommend a Ricotta Cheesecake studded simply with some onions, garlic and sundried tomatoes... served with a balsamic sauce and some candied olives for garnish.
A round meatloaf cake "frosted" with mashed potatoes. Use Ketchup to write the birthday message.