Cake Cauliflower

Cake Cauliflower

The Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks they are my favorites when it comes to seeking inspiration. There are few times that I follow their recipes to the letter, but many times I adapt them to create simpler versions or simply that fit my pantry. This cauliflower cake is one such example.

El Cake Cauliflower enters through the eyes. It is a very simple cake to make and perfect to serve both at lunch and at dinner, accompanied by a green salad. You can also prepare it in advance and present it warm or cold to your liking!

The book version doubles the amounts I have used, perfect for a 15-inch pan and four generous servings. In addition, the original recipe incorporates some ingredients that I have substituted for others or eliminated. Still the result is ten. Test it!

Ingredients (for a 15 cm mold)

  • 260 g. cauliflower
  • 1 / 2 cebolla
  • 2 level tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 3 large eggs
  • 60 g. wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 75 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Butter to grease the mold
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

Step by step

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, with heat up and down.
  2. Clean the cauliflower and separate it into chunks. Put a saucepan with water and a little salt to heat and, when it boils, cook the cauliflower for 15 minutes. Then leave it on a strainer to release all the water and dry.

Cake Cauliflower

  1. While the cauliflower cooks cut four onion rings to decorate the cake and chop the rest into not very small pieces, so they can be seen on the cake.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and poach the onion for about 10 minutes. Then, add the rosemary, cook two more minutes and let it temper off the heat.
  3. While it warms up, mix the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, turmeric, royal yeast, salt and pepper.
  4. Then beat the eggs in a bowl. Once beaten, add the onion, dry ingredients, cheese and mix well.

Cake Cauliflower

  1. Finally, add the cauliflower pieces.
  2. Prepare the 15cm removable mold. Line its base with parchment paper and grease the walls with butter. Then sprinkle the sesame seeds along the walls of the mold.
  3. Pour the mixture into the mold now that it's ready and garnish with the reserved onion rings.
  4. Take to the oven and cook for 45 minutes or until set. Then take it out of the oven, let it rest for five minutes and unmold.
  5. Serve the cauliflower cake with a salad and enjoy.

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