Easter is 'round the corner and as promised in my last post, today' I'll be sharing a delicious, savory cake recipe that's perfect for your brunch!
This is not a novel idea. My mom has been making savory cakes for years, with chicken, Spring vegetables, tuna etc. But this smoked salmon version is perfect for Easter brunch, don't you think?!
This cake was slightly modified from this one I saw on Pinterest. My mom always uses regular white bread for these savory cakes, but the Swedish version above, they used round Swedish bread. Swedish bread is actually ideal for this recipe as it's drier and therefore holds the filling well.
But I couldn't find any in the stores near me, so I went with mom's white bread choice. If you choose white bread too, be sure to use a medium slice to avoid the layers going soggy.
This savory cake can be made a couple of days in advance and kept cool in the fridge until ready to be served, which is mega handy for the hostess! 😉
I love how pretty and seasonal this cake looks, decorated with Spring vegetables on top and fresh chives all around. The recipe is really easy too, and makes for the perfect Easter brunch dish or for any Spring celebration!
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Savory Cake Recipe
Ingredients: Serves 4-6
* 8 slices of white bread, medium thickness, crestless OR round Swedish breads
* 180 g (6 oz) thinly slices smoked salmon
* 300 g (10 oz) cream cheese with herbs (Boursin)
* 300 g (10 oz) regular cream cheese for the 'frosting'
* 1/ cucumber, peel and thinly sliced
* chives springs, cherry tomatoes, yellow peepers diced, and radishes for the cake decor
* ground black pepper to taste
1) Use a round plate or saucer to cut the bread slices in round. My mom never bothered with this step, so you can leave your cake square or rectangular too, up to you! If you're using round Swedish bread, you can totally skip this step.
2) Spread some of the cream cheese with herbs on a slice of bread, then top with a layer of smoked salmon and sliced cucumbers. Season with black pepper. No need for salt as the cheese and the salmon are already salty.
3) Repeat the layering process to make a cake of about 15 cm tall (6 inch). Too tall and it will be unstable and difficult to "frost".
4) Add regular cream cheese to the last layer (top slice) of white bread.
5) Cover the entire cake with more cream cheese, just like you would frost a sweet cake. Use a butter knife or spatula to spread the cheese evenly.
6) Decorate your savory cake with chive springs, cherry tomatoes, diced yellow pepers and radish flowers to create that Spring look!
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