Potato Bread Batons with Cheese and Pear

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What could be better than homemade bread, especially when it's studded with the earthy flavours of cheese, walnuts, potatoes, fresh thyme and pears. I love it served with a steaming soup on ice cold days. It's also great for a school packed lunch.

Potato Bread Batons with Cheese and Pear

adapted from daheim und unterwegs
BreadCheese Spread
  • 200 g Potatoes, diced and boiled
  • 18 g Fresh yeast
  • 550 g Water, lukewarm
  • 100 g Sourdough
  • 800 g Spelt flour
  • 150 g Rye flour
  • 18 g Salt
  • 150 g Walnut, chopped
  • 4 Pears, seeded and cut into wedges
  • 150 g Gorgonzola
  • 150 g Emmental
  • 150 g Sour cream
  • 170 g Quark
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp Bread crumb
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. Fill a large pot with the potatoes. Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Once the water boils, reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes until potatoes are tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the yeast in water. Add in sourdough, flours, salt, walnuts and cooked potatoes. Mix on slow speed for 4 minutes, then increase the speed and mix a further 4 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 6 even portions. Shape each into a ball and rest, covered, for 15 minutes. Knead the dough balls gently and briefly. Cover, and rest for a further 15 minutes. Shape each dough ball into a baton and allow them to rest, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. To prepare the cheese spread by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Transfer the mixture into a pastry bag. With a sharp serrated knife, slash the top of the bread lengthwise, about 1/4-inch deep. Pipe the cheese mixture onto the cut and press 5-6 pear wedges on top. Allow them to rest for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220C/430F and bake for about 35 minutes until nicely golden brown.

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Devaki 10/2/12 19:25

There you go again killing me with the bread! So that bakery opens when Angie????


chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/2/12 19:53

Gorgeous breads! Nice texture and crust.



Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 10/2/12 19:56

Angie, these breads are just stunning! You are so talented in the kitchen and behind the camera lens... Thank you for sharing!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 10/2/12 20:07

I am with Devaki! You should totally open a bakery! You are my go-to-gal when I need an amazing bread recipe, Angie! This one is ahh-mazing - love the pairing of flavors. Yum!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 10/2/12 20:09

Fabulous bread, packed with such amazing flavors. I don't think I could even stop at one piece.

Heather @girlichef.com 10/2/12 20:31

Gorgeous! I love that tunnel of cheese down the center!

createwithmom 10/2/12 20:37

looks wonderful and creative

Happy Cook / Finla 10/2/12 20:58

Wowo such a beautiful bread, you are so talented in make breads.

Tina 10/2/12 21:04

The bread looks amazing! I really like the extra elements you put to add more texture and flavor. The cheese pear combination is something you do not see that often, but it does work! Creative and delicious post!

Three-Cookies 10/2/12 21:13

Looks very unique and delicious - unusual combination of ingredients

titty 10/2/12 21:19

Che bella ricetta!!! spero di tradurla fedelmente!

Claudia 10/2/12 21:22

The pear surprised me - happily I might add - love cheese and pears together - and always love your breads - I can't take my eyes off of them. I gaze again and again.

Pacheco Patty 10/2/12 21:50

Fun, gorgeous and delicious looking! I love your photos;-)

Parsley Sage 10/2/12 22:49

Ohmigosh! This bread is fabulous. There is nothing better than freshly baked bread, I wish I could bake! Totally diggin the apples.

PolaM 10/2/12 23:22

This bread must be incredibly delicious! Love it!

sweetcarolinescooking.com 11/2/12 00:26

So, so unique Angie!! I'm loving this bread...and it looks like the recipe makes a lot! I wouldn't complain about that though, of course. Gorgeous photos. :)

OohLookBel 11/2/12 01:10

This is the first time I've seen pear and potato in a bread. I like it VERY much!

Catherine 11/2/12 01:20

Dear Angie, what a wonderful recipe! This sounds wonderful and looks delish! Blessings dear one, your friend, Catherine xo

Betty 11/2/12 02:14

Beautiful, as always! I love the combination of pears and cheese in these savory loaves. They'd also be perfect with a steaming cup of tea! :)

Catherine 11/2/12 02:46

Dear Angie, This not only sounds delicious!! It looks like a work of art. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

anne 11/2/12 03:28

One of your BESTEST bread yet hahaha Looks perfectly baked , delish and gorgeous , too ;) Wayyyy better than the ones we have at the bakeries here ;D

Terra 11/2/12 03:51

Wow, those loaves are gorgeous! What a fun idea adding slices of pear:-) Hugs, Terra

Jeannie 11/2/12 04:02

This looks delicious. I have always love baking bread and look for new recipes to try. These look awesome!

ping 11/2/12 04:25

Yeah. open a bakery but over here!
I love this unusual combination. I do know cheese and apples work really well together in a pastry so I'm imagining this would be awesome as well!

Peter M 11/2/12 04:30

A beautiful bread, great pics....I'm inspired!

Christine's Pantry 11/2/12 04:48

I love homemade bread. Great recipe.

TasteHongKong 11/2/12 06:41

It is still cold here, too good to have this in my breakfast : ).

Sutapa 11/2/12 07:21

Angie another baking beauty .....you excel every time!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!

Carolyn 11/2/12 11:07

Love that the pear is baked right into this! Delicious!

Geni 11/2/12 12:09

You are a bread baker too?! I would have NEVER thought of adding pears to bread. How wonderful!

tania@mykitchenstories 11/2/12 12:28

Looks lovely. You are the bread Queen! All hail

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 11/2/12 12:39

There's nothing better than homemade bread and you've made it even more delicious with pears and cheese Angie. Very, very nice.

Lite Home Bake 11/2/12 13:57

This bread looks so good and nutritious!

Loveforfood 11/2/12 14:10

Loading. ... I'm drooling over your bread... i want i want

Joanne 11/2/12 14:12

Sweet, salt, and carbs - this sounds like the ideal meal!

Amanda@ Thinly Sliced Cucumber 11/2/12 16:26

Potato bread is one of my favorites! I LOVE the addition of pears and cheese. I wsh I was eating ths right now :)

unoscoiattoloindispensa 11/2/12 16:52

I've never baked potato bread before, but yours looks so good I might just have to try it!

myitaliansmorgasbord 11/2/12 22:15

this is wonderful! looks like something between bread and focaccia. love the combination of cheese and pear (al contadino non far sapere quant e' buono il cacao con le pere - old proverb about pears and cheese). will totally have to give it a try. bookmarked it for my to do list.

Lizzy 11/2/12 22:38

Such a spectacular bread! The addition of cheese and pears is a fabulous idea!

Asian-spice mix 12/2/12 00:21

great recipe and gorgeous looking bread,,,yummy :)

grace 12/2/12 00:34

what a nifty loaf, angie! i never would've expected to see pears in something like this, but i like it!

Lenia 12/2/12 00:41

Wow,what an interesting recipe!Very original and tasteful!xxx

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 12/2/12 01:35

Your bake always sound so healthy and good.

Ann@Anncoo Journal 12/2/12 02:18

Mmm... I can smell the the unique bread from here. Always look delicious and yummy :)

Elisabeth 12/2/12 04:03

OMG...Angie, I'm totally blown away with your amazing bread! I am so, so amazed with the pear and cheese addition, the design and the fabulous way it turned out!
Totally gorgeous, and amazing flavor combinations:DDD

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/2/12 04:39

These look so delightful, Angie! I can just imagine how delicious they must taste. Another wonderful recipe!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 12/2/12 04:55

Angie....such a gorgeous and unique bread! This is a meal unto itself!

Only Fish Recipes 12/2/12 05:44

wow...absolutely gorgeous bread!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 12/2/12 08:43

That does not only looks too beautiful to eat, but so drool-worthy. I can never pull off such beautiful breads. Seriously!

lena 12/2/12 14:32

angie, i find this such an interesting combination of all that you put in here! it's an inspiration again!

sally 12/2/12 15:09

What gorgeous bread! I'd like a slice or two right now.

Faith 12/2/12 15:17

This bread is so pretty, and I can imagine how delicious it is, especially with the addition of pear!

Mary 12/2/12 15:50

Oh, Angie, I am loving the pears on this. I bet they added just the right sweet bite to the bread. Gorgeous as always!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 12/2/12 18:37

I am craving a piece of this gorgeous bread right now... love the addition of pear.

Terrianne, Call me Ree 12/2/12 20:33

This is just gorgeous from start to finish, as always. And looks super delicious too. I bet I'd love it! <3

Reeni 12/2/12 21:16

These are stunning! You are so talented Angie! I'd fly across the world for a bite of your bread!

Sara @ Saucy Dipper 12/2/12 22:42

What a unique looking bread. I'd love to try it.

Rebecca Subbiah 13/2/12 04:58

wow Angie stunning and who would have thought to add pear to bread love this

Reem | Simply Reem 13/2/12 05:47

This bread is from Bread-Heaven, trust me there is a bread heaven where all heavenly breads live....
I could have not even in million zillion years have thought of adding pears like this...

noobcook 13/2/12 06:35

love the mix of goodies in this bread especially the cheese!!

Lisa H. 13/2/12 10:43

What a great pair ~ :)
Gorgeous batons

Katerina 13/2/12 15:22

I have never tried to match a fruit with cheese with the only exception of watermelon and feta during summer! This one looks delicious Angie!

Barbara 13/2/12 16:09

Super combination in your bread, Angie. And an unusual bread to begin with. I've never made potato bread and I love the rye and spelt flours in yours.

Asmita 13/2/12 16:14

What a fantastic baker you are. Those breads looks amazing!!!

Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com 13/2/12 18:39

What a very creative bread. Sadly, the schools in Canada have forbidden any type of nuts to be brought into the schools with home made lunches.

Tiffany 13/2/12 19:34

I used to love potato bread when I was a kid! I don't know why I do not eat it more often!!! Thanks for sharing! :D

MaryMoh 13/2/12 19:41

I need thick soup to go with these lovelies. I can even just snack on them :D

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 13/2/12 22:17

I bet this would be good without anything at all! Angie this is one of the most beautiful breads I've ever seen. You know you aren't helping my bread addiction! Fantastic photos - I am in awe of your talents - and they are many !!!!

Tobias @ T and Tea Cake 13/2/12 23:29

Wow, I have never seen anything like this! The thyme and cheese may make it sound like German version of a focaccia, but the walnuts and especially the pears bring in to a whole different level! Intriguing.


Cucina49 14/2/12 02:30

You always make the most amazing things--I love this flavor combination and am going to try this!

Nammi 14/2/12 05:23

Happy Valentine's day!!!, Thanks to you I am slowly getting over my fear of breadmaking, so far its going OK, love your photos!!

Ann 14/2/12 07:09

Oh, does this ever look delicious! Bread, pears and cheese is such a classic, delicious combination!

kitchen flavours 14/2/12 07:36

Beautiful bread! Love the combination of pears and cheese, sounds simple delicious! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Katherine Martinelli 14/2/12 09:17

I love this combo and it's so creative in bread!

My Little Space 14/2/12 12:29

These breads look super mouthwatering, Angie. Happy Valentine's Day to you & your darling. Hope you're going to have the most romantic evening.lol! hehe.... Enjoy!

hemalata 14/2/12 13:47

Yummy bread,looks so inviting.

Magic of Spice 15/2/12 00:15

You always make the most beautiful breads! This is no exception...gorgeous!

Mother Rimmy 16/2/12 05:10

I was convinced this was the perfect recipe for bread when I saw the Gorgonzola and pears!

Natasha Price 16/2/12 17:35

Sounds amazing with cheese and those pear slices, yum!

tigerfish 16/2/12 21:34

I so agree. How could be better than homemade bread! Not only it is more wholesome, the aroma that fills the home while baking the bread is so alluring.

tigerfish 16/2/12 21:35

sorry, i meant what could be better than homemade bread!

Maggie 21/2/12 05:31

This is a truly amazing bread. So many flavors and so pretty! I will be making this for sure. Beautiful!

Pam 27/2/12 17:14

Wow. It looks unique and so delicious.

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 19/3/12 20:47

I have to honestly say; I love ALL your recipes, but this one really screams "EAT ME NOW"... I've never had pear baked in bread and DAYUM, does it sound goooooood. :)


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