Savory cakes are a great alternative to sweet desserts. Bake your own

Did you know that salt is also healthy?

It contains sodium and chlorine!

Sodium plays an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses.

And chlorine helps with digestion.

So savory pies are a great choice!

Potato pie with rosemary

Even a salty cake can be a treat, try this recipe, the preparation of which will not take you that much time.

You will need:

  • 250 grams of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 150 milliliters of water
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • oil, salt and pepper

Preparation process:

  • Sift the flour into a bowl, add the baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix the dry mixture, then add the water with the oil.
  • Work out a stiff dough, roll it out and spread it evenly on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Cut the peeled potatoes into thin slices, about 2 millimeters.
  • Spread the sliced potatoes on the dough, 1 centimeter from the edge of the pie.
  • Mix a few spoonfuls of oil, pressed garlic, salt, pepper and rosemary leaves in a bowl and brush the whole cake with the well-mixed mixture.
  • Bake the prepared cake in an oven preheated to 180 °C for about ½ hour.
round pie with potatoes, cumin and a sprig of rosemary
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Savory puff pastry pie

A simple and very tasty cake that you can eat warm or cold. if you don’t have Balkan cheese, it doesn’t matter, it can be replaced with mozzarella.

You will need (for 5 servings):

  • 250 grams of puff pastry
  • 400 grams of zucchini
  • 400 grams of peeled fleshy tomatoes
  • 150 grams of Balkan cheese
  • 1 piece of older roll
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 pc beaten egg
  • Italian seasoning of your choice

Preparation process:

  • Cut the tomatoes, zucchini and garlic into fine slices.
  • Place the rolled out puff pastry on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, drizzle with beaten egg and lightly sprinkle with spices.
  • Spread the chopped vegetables on the dough so that they are evenly interspersed with the garlic slices.
  • Finally, sprinkle with grated Balkan cheese.
  • Bake the cake in the preheated oven until the edges are light brown.
Baked puff pastry pie with zucchini
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The cake is excellent either as a main dish or as an appetizer, for example for potential visitors!

Savory Zucchini Pie

Zucchini cake is a very popular recipe that almost everyone knows. There are a lot of recipes on the Internet, we have selected a simple and very tasty “zucchini” for you.

You will need (for 4 servings):

  • 200 to 300 grams of semi-coarse flour
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 2 onions
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 and ½ spoons of fresh herbs (for example, chives, parsley or chives)
  • wiping oil as needed

Preparation process:

  • Finely chop the rinsed herbs, slice or press the peeled garlic and cut the onion into small cubes.
  • Grate the peeled zucchini on the coarse side of the grater into a bowl, lightly salt and leave to stand for an hour.
  • Pour off the excess liquid that the zucchini released, add the herbs, garlic and onion.
  • Sift the flour into the bowl with the zucchini mixture, add the baking powder and the egg.
  • Mix the resulting mixture thoroughly, and then pour it into a greased baking dish and spread it evenly to the edges.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes at a temperature of 180 °C.
savory pie baked with chopped zucchini
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Savory cake with zucchini also tastes great thanks to the herbs, you can vary them, add other vegetables, a piece of cheese or diced sausage. In case you have a lot of zucchini and you really don’t know what to do with it, try recipes for canning zucchini .

French Quiche

A miracle from French cuisine, which is just dusty! The cake is a great treat for a visitor and you can easily bake it in front of the visitor – there is no need to have a full fridge or an excess of time. It can be consumed warm or cold, and you can choose the filling according to your own taste or imagination.

You will need:

For the dough:

  • packaged puff pastry or savory homemade line pastry (enough for one large quiche)
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 150 ml of cream
  • salt, pepper, or a little grated nutmeg for seasoning

TIP: If you make your own salty dough, you can add a little dried garlic or Parmesan directly to it.

For the filling (cheese version):

  • 15 dkg of hard cheese (preferably Eida or Gouda)
  • 2 spring onions
  • a handful of chopped herbs to taste
  • 15 dkg of ham or salami, but you can prepare the filling purely with cheese
  • 1 can of corn

Preparation process:

  • Roll the dough out onto a sheet and transfer it to a round baking dish, then leave to rest in the fridge.
  • Place baking paper on top of the dough and weigh it down so that the dough does not rise during baking.
  • Brush the edges of the cake with beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds such as sesame, poppy seeds, etc.
  • Bake with a load for about 10 minutes at a temperature of 180 °C, and finish baking for another 5 to 10 minutes without a load.
  • Roughly grate the cheese, cut the onion, herbs, ham or salami and pour the corn through a sieve.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan, add the cream so that the liquid remains lukewarm.
  • Beat the eggs in a saucepan with milk, add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix.
  • Layer the filling on the pre-baked dough, pour over the milk mixture and return to the oven.
  • Bake for another 30 to 40 minutes, until the inside is firm with the filling.
French quiche baked with cheese
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Our tips:

  • Before baking, brush the edges of the cake with beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds such as sesame, poppy seeds, etc.
  • Quiche can be eaten still warm, but it will be more difficult to cut. It is recommended to let it cool down, then cut it and heat the individual pieces in a microwave oven.
  • You can use almost anything you like for the filling. Seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, slices of cured meats, cheese and various leftovers from covered bowls… The variants with spinach and goat cheese or with pumpkin and herbs also taste great. In short, there are no limits to imagination!

Onion pie

You can prepare onion pie in several ways. We will describe the recipe for a tender butter cake, but you can also prepare a savory yeast dough – the preparation of the onion filling will remain the same. Lovers of savory pastries tend to find onion pie or onion pizza very popular.

You will need:

To prepare the shortcrust pastry:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of cold water (or you can use 1 egg yolk)
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 200 grams of plain flour
  • pinch of salt

For the onion filling:

  • 1 kilogram of red or white onion (or combine both types)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 100 grams of soft butter
  • grinded pepper
  • thyme
  • a little sea salt

Preparation process:

  • Sift the flour into a bowl, add salt and butter.
  • Then add water as needed.
  • Knead the dough by hand until it is pliable.
  • Then wrap it in foil and put it in the fridge.
  • Cut the peeled onion into rounds, scald with hot water and let it drain.
  • Sauté the onion, sugar, thyme, ground pepper and sea salt in a pan for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Place the dough on a tray, cover it with the filling and bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 160°C.
round baked pie with onions and cheese
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TIP: The fragile butter dough has a great application in sweet cuisine too! For example, instead of visiting the gym, try a zucchini bun!

Pumpkin Pie

Savory pumpkin pie is a perfect fall food and you can also celebrate Halloween with it. Its time and financial simplicity is also great.

You will need:

  • 40 dkg of pumpkin
  • 15 dkg of cheese
  • 20 dkg cabanos
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup semi-coarse flour
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ baking powder
  • ½ onion
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation process:

  • Finely chop the pumpkin, cheese, cabanos, garlic and onion, then add the flour, egg, oil, baking powder, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Put the cake in an oven preheated to 180 °C and bake for about ½ hour.
baked pie with pumpkin and cheese
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TIP: If you don’t like an ingredient (for example, kabanos), you can easily replace it with something you like (for example, cheese, vegetables, etc.).

If you still have enough pumpkin left over, try the Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup recipe .

Savory pie with bacon

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 250 grams of plain flour
  • 130 grams of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 spoons of milk
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 300 ml of cream
  • 250 grams of bacon
  • 100 grams of leek
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • ground black pepper
  • nutmeg
  • salt

Preparation process:

  • Put sifted flour, butter, eggs, milk and salt in a bowl.
  • Make a stiff dough and let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Then roll the dough into a round sheet.
  • Put it in a round mold (lined with baking paper) that is a little smaller than your pancake.
  • Cut off the excess at the edges, gently pierce the dough with a fork and refrigerate.
  • Cut the bacon, onion and leek into small cubes and fry them in a pan with olive oil.
  • Remove the dough and spread it with the bacon mixture.
  • Mix the egg with cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the cake.
  • Bake the cake at 180°C for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • After cooling, cut into pieces and serve!
baked round pie with bacon filling
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Savory pie with spinach

Spinach is excellent for preparing many savory dishes and “desserts”, we don’t just mean spinach with potato dumpling and smoked meat. You can use the spinach pie as a main meal, but it is also great as a snack.

You will need:

For the dough:

  • a baking dish measuring around 36 x 13 centimeters
  • 125 grams of cold butter
  • 225 grams of whole grain spelled flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of water
  • thyme
  • salt
  • butter to grease the baking pan

For the filling:

  • 300 ml of 30% cream
  • 80 grams of fresh spinach
  • 100 grams of grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • thyme
  • pepper
  • salt

Preparation process:

  • Make a smooth dough from the sifted flour, butter, salt, egg yolks, thyme and water in a bowl.
  • Wrap the prepared dough in foil and put it in the fridge for about 40 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out to a thickness of about 5 millimeters and place it in a buttered baking dish.
  • Cut off the excess edges of the dough.
  • Pierce the dough gently with a fork, cover with baking paper and put a weight on it (beans or peas are suitable). The dough will not rise during baking.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 180 °C for about 10 minutes.
  • Then remove the weight and baking paper and place the spinach on top of the dough.
  • Cover the cake with a mixture of eggs, cream, grated parmesan and thyme. Season with salt as needed.
  • Then put it back in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes.
baked pie with spinach filling and plated spinach
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Pie with tomatoes

The savory pie, richly layered with tomato slices, melts completely on the tongue. Tomatoes are not only tasty, but also healthy, so you can prepare a healthy snack to take with you to work.

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 200 grams of plain flour
  • 150 grams of vegetable fat
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 500 grams of tomatoes
  • 120 grams of hard cheese
  • 100 ml of cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Provence spice
  • a pinch of pepper
  • salt

Preparation process:

  • Beat eggs with cream, salt, pepper and stir in grated cheese.
  • Cut the tomatoes into slices.
  • Mix the flour, fat and water in a bowl and work the dough until smooth. Then let it rest in the cold for about 30 minutes.
  • Then roll out the dough and place it in a greased baking pan.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the prepared dough and pile the sliced tomatoes thickly on the surface.
  • Bake the cake for about ½ hour in an oven preheated to 160 °C
round savory pie with whole cherry tomatoes with pieces of spinach
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The warm version is very tasty, as a main dish it is recommended to serve it with a light vegetable salad. But as we mentioned at the beginning, tomato pie is also delicious cold and as a snack.

Egg tart

You can also enjoy the savory pie with eggs warm or cold, both options are great. The preparation is quick (even if it doesn’t look like it), the cake smells like spring, so you really enjoy it.

You will need:

  • package of puff pastry or the same amount of homemade dough
  • 200 grams of cheese with white mold (Ermelín, Brie, Camembert, etc.)
  • 250 grams of thick sour cream
  • fresh spinach or young dandelion leaves
  • fresh garlic sprouts, if you can’t find them, use spring onions instead
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 fresh eggs

Preparation process:

  • Roll out the puff pastry on baking paper and place it in the form with the paper.
  • Prick the dough in several places with a fork.
  • Spread the spinach, slices of cheese and eggs on the dough, season with salt and pepper.
  • Decorate the eggs with sprigs of garlic or a pinch of chopped spring onion.
  • Pour over everything with a mixture of sour cream, raw eggs and season with herb salt.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 35 minutes.
pie with egg filling and pieces of bacon
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TIP: You can improve the cake in different ways. Anyway, anything fresh and green peels go great in a pie!

Healthy savory pie

This recipe smells good and will please even picky eaters. Spelled flour, yogurt, ricotta and broccoli are used to make the cake.

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 270 grams of smooth spelled flour
  • 200 grams of white yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • salt

For the filling:

  • ⅓ broccoli
  • 200 grams of ricotta
  • 30 grams of hard cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt

Preparation process:

  • Mix spelled flour, oil, yogurt, lightly salt and make a smooth dough.
  • Then put it in the cold to rest.
  • Beat eggs, ricotta and herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Divide the cooked broccoli into individual florets.
  • Put the dough in a mold lined with baking paper and stretch it to the edges.
  • Then pour the prepared filling evenly on the dough, place pieces of broccoli and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Place the cake in an oven preheated to 180 °C and bake for about 15 minutes.
round savory pie with ricotta filling and chives
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This cake also tastes great both warm and cold. And when you go for a run or exercise in the gym, you can take a piece of cake for a snack, it’s a light meal.

There are a large number of recipes for savory pies, you are sure to find one you like. The great advantage is that the cakes are easy to make and are inexpensive recipes.

Use salt for beauty!

Nowadays, salt is attributed rather harmful effects, but it is necessary for our life.

It is used not only in the kitchen, but also in cosmetics. In ancient Rome, it was even used as payment for services to soldiers.

In the field of beauty, salt has a wide range of uses. It will help you with white teeth, velvety skin or beautiful and healthy hair.

Salt peeling

Salt peeling is a great benefit for the beauty and health of the skin, and you can also easily make it at home.

You will need:

  • 50 grams of fine crystal salt
  • 15 ml of almond oil
  • 5 ml lavender oil

Preparation process:

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Immediately apply the mixture to the skin of the body and massage in circular motions.
  • Leave on for about ½ hour.
  • Then rinse everything thoroughly with water.
salt peeling
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A scrub can also be prepared from 75 ml of olive oil and 1 cup of sea salt. And if you want to exfoliate your face, just use ½ cup of plain yogurt mixed with 1 teaspoon of salt. Leave the body and face peeling on for 30 minutes and don’t forget to wash thoroughly with lukewarm water!

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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