This very simple recipe is easy to personalise and everybody loves it! It’s good
for breakfast or a light and nutritious snack.
Ingredients for one cake
Plain flour 250 g
Sugar 250 g
Eggs no. 3 (160 g)
Yogurt 125 g
Olive oil 80 g
Baking powder no. 1 packet (16 g)
Vanillin no. 1 packet
Fine salt 1 g
For the marbling:
Bitter cocoa powder 20 g
- Mix the eggs, sugar, yogurt, salt, baking powder and vanillin together in a spherical mixing bowl.
- Add the flour and then the olive oil.
- Pour almost all the batter into a cake mould that has been previously buttered and floured or lined with parchment paper.
- Add the cocoa to the remainder of the batter and pour it in a thin stream onto the batter already in the mould.
- Bake at 175 °C (347 °F) for approx. 30 minutes.
The cook’s secrets
You can dust the cake with confectioner’s sugar before serving. It is an excellent breakfast cake. In alternative, you can also use it for fillings of your choice. The marbling with cocoa is obviously optional. The yogurt can be low-fat or creamy, and have any fruit aroma of your choice. This will give the cake the aroma of the yogurt you decide to use. The oil should be as delicate as possible. In alternative, you can use sunflower seed, corn or peanut oil.
Yogurt: this dairy product is obtained from the fermentation of pasteurized milk with two lactic bacilli: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. It is a suggested food in the case of intestinal disorders because of its content of live lactic bacilli can restore the equilibrium of the intestinal bacterial flora. In addition to the simple classic yogurt (classified according to the fermentation of skimmed or whole milk), a great variety of flavoured yogurts are available on the market: with fruit, cereals, coffee or chocolate and natural extracts. Classic yogurt is very useful in the kitchen for the preparation of sauces, creams, soups and sweets.
How Much Do You Know…?
Based on the method of conservation, milk is classified as:
Spike: There’s something wrong with this yogurt.
William: Ah, that’s not yogurt, that’s mayonnaise.
Spike: Ah. Right-o then.
(from the film Notting Hill)