Turkish Recipes

Cheese and olive cake with sesame (Susamlı, Peynirli ve Zeytinli Kek)

This is my new homesickness and feel-good cake!

1 cup of yogurt

3/4 cup olive or sunflower oil

3 eggs

2 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon Baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of feta / white cheese

1/2 cup of grated mozzarella

1 cup pitted and chopped black olives

1/2 or more chopped parsley

2-3 tbsp sesame seeds

2-3 tbsp nigella seeds

– Whisk eggs, oil and yogurt together.

– Add 2 or 3 parts of flour along with salt and baking powder. Mix together and make sure there are no more lumps.

– Fold in the feta / white cheese, parsley, olives and half of the mozzarella cheese.

– Pour the batter into a 9 inch greased or lined cake pan or square.

– Scatter the rest of the mozzarella on top. Sprinkle the sesame and / or nigella generously on top.

– Bake in a preheated oven at 380-390F for 50-60 minutes or until a knife in the center comes out clean.

– Let rest on a rack for 15 minutes to cool and then devour.

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