Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Savoury Cake

I love making savoury cakes in summer as it’s perfect with a side salad at home or at picnics. It’s equally good warm or cold and you can keep it in the fridge for a few days. I hope you’ll enjoy this French recipe as much as I do!


Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Savoury Cake - The Beginner's Cookbook Recipe
Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Savoury Cake – The Beginner’s Cookbook Recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • A mixing bowl
  • A loaf tin
  • An electric hand-held whisk (optional), otherwise a whisk

Ingredients for 2 persons:

  • 200gr flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 10cl milk
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 6gr baking powder (I used Alsa, 1/2 a pack)
  • 150gr roquefort cheese
  • 2 pears
  • 80gr walnuts
  • A bit of butter for the loaf tin
  • Salt & pepper

Before you start:

  • Roughly chop the walnuts
  • Dice the pears (remove the skin and the hard part in the middle first)

Ready to go?

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt & pepper,
  • Add the eggs and mix again (this is where using an electric hand-held whisk becomes handy!).
  • While mixing, add the milk and oil.
  • Add to the mixture:
    • 120gr Roquefort, crumbled
    • The chopped walnuts
    • The diced pears
    • Mix delicately with a wooden spoon
  • Put the mixture in a greased loaf tin and add on the rest of your crumbled Roquefort (30gr) on top and a few walnuts for decoration.
  • Place in the oven for 40 minutes (keep it 5 to 10min longer if the top is not brown enough).
  • Serve the cake warm or cold with a nice mixed salad.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, that looks so nice! I’ve never thought of making or eating a savoury cake before, this looks very French and chic!
    Tania @

    Liked by 1 person

  2. G says:

    Just making now, only thing the ingredients doesn’t say how much oil 🙁

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Good call, I will add measurements for the oils as well: 80ml oil. Let me know how it tastes 🙂


      1. added! Thanks again for pointing this out G!


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