Bread with Brie and Pear and Madras Curry Compote

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This basic dough, made with brewer's yeast and strong flour, makes a good case for breaking out your bread machine. After it rises, the dough is stuffed with slices of brie and sweet pear compote, shaped into loaves and given time to rise again. The loaves are scored diagonally before transferring to the oven to bake. Slice the bread and serve it hot with honey, jam or additional more warm, gooey brie.


  • 280 grams strong flour
  • 5 grams yeast (brewer’s)
  • 1 teaspoon malt
  • 0.83 milliliters warm water
  • 7 grams salt
  • brie
  • pear
  • compote


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Dissolve the yeast with the warm water and the teaspoon of malt.
  3. Place all the ingredients in the bread machine, turn it on to the kneading function (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes).
  4. Once completed, let the dough remain in the machine to rise for an additional hour.
  5. If you are not using a bread machine, then knead all the ingredients by hand and let the dough rise for a few hours in a warm area.
  6. Roll out the dough into two rectangles, place some slices of Brie in the center, and spread with some of the compote.
  7. Roll up the dough into a loaf and place the loaves, with the edge of the dough side down, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Let the dough rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  9. Make diagonal incisions with a sharp blade on the loaves and bake for approximately 20 minutes (or until golden).
  10. Remove the bread from the oven and serve it hot, it is excellent sliced and placed under the broiler for a few minutes.
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Robyn P. 7 Jun 2015
I found this recipe to be insanely appealing with its mix of ingredients streaming throughout the entire dish. It was packed with flavor and you could honestly taste the pear throughout the entire dish. I will more than likely make this recipe again in a few days and find it to be nothing short of 4 stars.