Cathy’s Olive Loaf

Cathy's Olive Loaf

While I’m hot footing my way around Canada and the USA, some of my favourite bloggers have generously offered to share their favourite recipes on the blog. Praise be to these lovely ladies for helping me out and sharing the yum!

Today, I’m very happy to introduce you to my fabulous French friend, Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande. Cathy is a patissiere extraordinaire, a dab hand with a camera, an eternal traveller and is always creating. I’m pretty excited because Cathy is sharing a very typical French recipe. Oh la la! Over to you, Cathy…

Hello! Or should I say bonjour? I’m very happy to contribute to Sam’s blog with this classic French recipe. Now this is loaf is commonly served as an appetizer or at a picnic or at parties, but however, you serve it, everyone will love it. It’s very easy, quick and if you so desire, it’s thermomixable!

In French, this is called “Cake aux Olives”. I guess we borrowed the “cake”  word from you, but it’s really a loaf, albeit a savoury (and very delicious) one.  It’s really versatile too, because you can use a wide range of ingredients for the filling

I hope you like this as much as we do in France. Bon appetit!



70g oil

200g plain flour

3 eggs

100g milk

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


150g grated cheddar cheese

4 slices of ham, diced

150g olives


How to

1. Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan-forced. Grease and line a loaf tin.

2. Put the loaf ingredients in the Thermomix or any food processor. Mix until well combined.

3. Add the filling and mix gently until just combined.

4. Put the mixture in prepared tin and bake for about 20 minutes.


You can change the filling ingredients to taste or to what you have to hand.

Here are a few ideas :

feta cheese and dried tomatoes

zucchini and goat cheese

nuts and smoked ham

tuna, tomato and curry powder

… The possiblities are endless!

Cathy loves baking, healthy food, travelling, discovering life with her kids and taking a lot of pictures of all that!

Bob on over and enjoy the ride with Cathy on Facebook,  Instagram and Pinterest, or, of course,  on her wonderful blog Peregrination Gourmande.

Cathy - Peregrination Gourmande