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Cauliflower Cake Adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi



6 portion(s)

  • 1000 g water
  • 1 small Cauliflower (450g), broken into 3cm florets
  • 15 g Melted butter to line the tin
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 150 g parmesan, cubed 2cm
  • 15 g Basil leaves
  • 10 cm Sprig Rosemary leaves
  • 1 med Red Onion 170g, (4 slices x 5mm approx half, Set other half aside)
  • 60 g extra virgin olive oil, (EVOO)
  • 7 eggs
  • 120 g flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp pepper

Gluten Free Substitute

  • 90 g tapioca flour, instead of flour
  • 1.5 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • 6
    1h 20min
    Preparation 35min
  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation



    Preheat oven 180C

    Add water to bowl.  Steam Cauliflower florets in Varoma dish 15 Min Varoma Temp Speed 3. 

    Remove Varoma dish and allow to cool.  Discard water and dry bowl.

    Whilst Cauliflower is steaming, Line the base and sides of 24cm Springform cake tin with Baking paper. 

    Brush sides of tin with melted butter.  Mix Sesame and Nigella seeds and toss around to line the tin sides.

    Roughly grate Parmesan7 sec Speed 7.5.  Set aside.

    Add Basil to bowl, chop 3 sec Speed 7.  Set Aside.

    Add Rosemary to bowl, grate 5 sec Speed 7.

    Add balance half of Onion, chop 3 sec Speed 4.5

    Add EVOO. Sauté 4 min 100C Speed 1.  Allow to cool

    Add eggs and basil Mix 3 sec Speed 4

    Add Flour, Baking powder, Turmeric, Parmesan, Salt & plenty of pepper.  Mix 8 sec Speed 4

    Add Cauliflower Mix 6 sec REVERSE Speed 1.5

    Pour mixture into lined tin.

    Arrange Onion rings on top

    Bake in middle rack of oven for 45 mins until golden & set.  Test for cooked, knife must be clean.

    Rest for 20 mins before serving or serve at room temp with side green salad.



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  • My husband and I loved it. Thank you for the...

    Submitted by Pauline72 on 13. September 2017 - 12:14.

    My husband and I loved it. Thank you for the recipe.

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  • Simply delicious.  Thanks for

    Submitted by lipntuch on 1. October 2016 - 10:58.

    Simply delicious.  Thanks for sharing!

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