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Cake au lardon et olives

Gougeres are a great favourite but as an alternative wine tasting or apperitif snack try the delicious Cake Salé. There are many permutations and you can add numerous savoury bits to the basic mix. I’ve chosen the one with bits of bacon (lardons) and olives. If I can do it ,it must be easy.

Ingredients & Equipment

150g chopped pitted green olives.
150g lardons
200g self raising flour
150g grated cheese
3 eggs
1/2 mug of vegetable oil
1/2 mug of white wine
1 Small pot of plain yogurt
Salt and pepper

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Mix the eggs and the oil together in a large bowl followed by the other ingredients.

Add the the flour.

When everything is well mixed pour into a loaf tin and put into a preheated oven at 180°C for about 50 minutes.

About 10 minutes before the end you can sprinkle some grated cheese over the surface.

When it looks nice and golden take out of the oven and use a knife to check it’s cooked through. Gently extract from tine and leave to cool. 
To serve cut using a sharp serrated knife into 1cm thick slices, probably easiest to  eat if these are cut in half.

Great with both red and white wines.

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