Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TWD - Plum Brioche Tart


Having recently conquered Dorie's sticky buns, I was delighted this week to find that, courtesy of Tuesdays with Dorie and our host, Denise of Chez Us, I would be making another recipe based on Dorie's golden brioche. This time, it was a Plum Brioche Tart.

Plums are not in season here, so I used canned plums, which I dried between paper towels for around half an hour. Despite this, my finished tart was still very juicy, with pools of juice on top. However, I didn't think that this detracted from the flavour - it was not so soggy as to turn my brioche to mush, and I enjoyed the fact that this was not an overly sweet baked treat.

The only other change that I made from the recipe was to use chopped pistachios in the topping rather than walnuts or almonds, primarily because that was what I had in the cupboard.

Doesn't it look lovely with its golden centre:


To see how the other TWD bakers went with this tart, visit the TWD blogroll.

24 comments:

Tammy said...

your tart looks a lot better than mine! I dont know that I loved this

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, I was surprised at how much the taste resembled a cake, even though it was bread. My Mum visisted and had a slice, and she didn't know it wasn't cake until I told her.

Leslie said...

I wish mine had risen up like this! Yours is a thing of beauty, and using pistachios is very inspired!

jillbert said...

It looks beautiful!

Jules Someone said...

That looks lovely! I'll let you know how mine turns out after dinner tonight!

Amanda said...

Wow it looks great! Yours looks a lot like mine, love how it baked up so high to hold in the fruit :) I decided to do half plum with black raspberry jam and the other half with cherries and Nutella. I was partial to the cherry half as well :) I would make this again, I love the way the brioche came out!

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful. YUM.

Pamela said...

It looks really lovely. Great job!

Engineer Baker said...

You know, I used fresh plums and they were pretty juicy too. Tasty though, and yours looks quite pretty!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks so decadent delicious with the buttery brioche and the tangy plums! I say when you're onto a good thing (that brioche recipe) stick with it! :P

Emily said...

It looks beautiful! I happen to love plums. :)

Mary said...

This looks so nice and soft!

Ivy said...

Oh, it looks so tempting to make.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Leslie. I couldn't find a picturw of this before I made it, so it was a surprise.

Thanks Jill - it tasted delish.

Hi Jules, can't wait to see how you go.

Yum Amanda - love the sound of cherries and Nutella.

Thanks Wendy - it was a nice recipe wasn't it?

Thanks Pamela - will come around to peek at yours when it is "today" your time.

Hi Caitlin, good to hear - I thought that mine was juicy just because of the canned fruit.

Absolutely Lorraine - there are heaps more brioche recipes to cover yet.

Thanks Emily - I am rather partial to plums myself, and I have a wonderful plum jam pud recipe that I can make now :)

Hi Mary, it was lovely and soft nside, which surprised me, because it sounds hollow when you tap it first out of the oven.

Hi Ivy, I would have been tempted before now if I had known what it looked like.

Clivia said...

How did you get yours to rise like that? My dough was a bit of a soggy mess under the fruit.
Well done!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh this does look so temptingly good!

Teanna said...

Oh I LOVE thhe addition of the pistachios! The brioche looks so delicious and light!

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, your tart rose well! It looks beautiful - I love the green color the pistachios added! Looks delicious!

Y said...

Love that burnished look of your tart. Stunning!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Clivia, thanks! It's a mystery to me as well - yeast and I aren't always best friends.

Thanks Rosie - it was delish!

Thanks Teanna - it was almost like a cake, which surprised me.

Thanks LA - the rising was chance, but I was glad because the fruit was very juicy.

Thanks Y :)

Kim said...

Your tart is so fluffy. It looks absolutely wonderful. Pitsachios sound yummy. My husband would have loved your tart because the brioche was his favorite part.

Cathy said...

It looks great! I really did like how it was not overly sweet, and therefore could be a great breakfast treat!

TeaLady said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL tart. Looks perfect.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Kim :)

Hi Cathy, I agree - it was nice to have something not so sweet for a change.

Thanks TeaLady. I was pleasantly surprised by this.