Smoked Salmon and Dill Savoury Cake is an excellent appetizer or a snack. Great to stretch a little bit of smoked salmon into an elegant and unique way. Perfect addition to a seafood platter. Delicious with a glass of wine.
Savoury cakes/loaves/quick breads really deserve to be more popular. Wouldn’t you love to have a slice of flavourful something that tastes like a mix between the most delicious gourmet sandwich and cake? Add a cold glass of beer or some wine and I think I’d be in heaven. As much as I love cheese, I love carbs even more and savoury cake is my absolutely favourite appetizer!
I make various savoury cakes often. I wrote about my Blue cheese, pear and walnut cake recipe many moons ago. I posted Blue Cheese, Pecans and Dates Bread relative recently. And today I am sharing Smoked Salmon and Dill Savoury Cake with you. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I love smoked salmon and I also love using it in a way that is budget friendly, for example, Affordable Canned and Smoked Salmon Rillettes or Smoked Salmon Croissant Strata.
This recipe, like many other that I have on the site, uses very little smoked salmon for maximum flavour. It is also a one-bowl recipe, so besides some initial chopping of smoked salmon and dill, and some grating of cheese, you just need to mix all the ingredients together and bake. Easy-peasy! I recommend this Smoked Salmon and Dill Savoury Cake with a glass of white wine. It’ll also be perfect as part of a seafood platter when you are entertaining. You can bake the loaf (or mini loaves like I did for the photos) a day before thus saving time and energy right before you have people over.
Smoked Salmon and Dill Savoury Cake is an excellent appetizer or a snack. Great to stretch a little bit of smoked salmon into an elegant and unique way. Perfect addition to a seafood platter. Delicious with a glass of wine | Imagelicious
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/5 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup diced smoked salmon (about 100 g)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dill
- salt, pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs until they are smooth, about 1 minute.
Add oil, milk and mix.
Add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper (if using) and mix just until flour disappears.
Add cheese, smoked salmon, and dill. Mix until combined well.
Butter and flour a loaf pan either 9x5 or 11x4 or 4 small 3x5 pans like I used for photos (or you can line the pan with parchment paper).
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes (see note) or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
My oven notoriously takes longer to bake everything, so I'd start checking after about 35-40 minutes.
I personally do not add salt or pepper into this Smoked Salmon and Dill Savoury Cake. I find that there's enough salt in cheese and smoked salmon but I also like less salty foods. So, you could add 1/4 teaspoon of salt if you'd like.