Wine & Other Stories

Savory Pea Cakes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and a New Zealand Wine

Written by Veronica Lavenia

A perfect idea for a brunch, with a drink or as a simple snack. This pie has all the flavor of fresh seasonal peas. They make the mixture very soft and colorful. Robiola, one of the most renowned Italian cheeses and Sicilian dried tomatoes, add a unique flavor to this cake, rich also from the nutritional point of view.

Chardonnay 2022 by Te Mata is our suggested wine: “The sip is fresh, elegant, and pleasant. Good persistence aromatic taste reminiscent of fruit embellished with a hint of honey.” For the full review click here.

Chardonnay 2022 - Te Mata

© Piero Pardini – Wine Reviews – The Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Ingredients for 4-6 serves
  • 250 g fresh peas
  • 1 onion (cut into cubes)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g wholemeal Farro flour (or Kamut flour)
  • 2 tbsp organic baking powder
  • 1 organic large egg
  • 150 ml organic milk (or vegetable drink)
  • 50 ml  EVOO
  • 50 g Crescenza, Robiola or other soft cheese
  • A handful of sundried tomatoes
  1. Wash and cook the fresh peas in salted water for 15-20 minutes (it depends on their size). Drain and place them in a bowl with water and ice to keep the color.
  2. Clean the onions, cut into slices and fry over low heat with a little oil and salt. Add the peas and let mix for five minutes. Let cool the peas, then pour them into a blender with flour, baking powder, egg, milk and olive oil. Blend for 3-4 minutes until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the dough into a loaf cake mold, lined with parchment paper. Cover with cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Bake, in a preheated oven, at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) for 25-30 minutes.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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