Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TWD: Brioche Plum Tart


It's Tuesday again and you know what that means. A whole mess of bakers will be showing off another recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours" today.

Denise of Chez Us picked Brioche Plum Tart for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe. Thanks, Denise!

This was a fairly simple treat. A brioche base is pressed into a tart pan and topped with lightly sweetened fruit. We were supposed to use plum slices, but I opted to use a combination of peach and plum.


I thought this recipe had potential, but I have to admit that I didn't exactly love it as-is. I thought the bread layer was a tad thick for the amount of fruit. If I were to try this again, I might bake it in a larger pan, or reduce the amount of brioche dough.


Hey, it gets high points for looks, though, huh?


If you'd like to give this a try yourself, please stop by Denise's site or better yet, pick up a copy of the book. See you next week!

28 comments:

Steph said...

It definitely gets perfect marks on looks! I love the arrangement and colour of your tart.

SiHaN said...

plum and peach? sounds like a power packed duo! and that definitely wins marks for being such a eye candy.

Marthe said...

Looks amazing!!! I so have to try it now, despite not wanting to bake today!

HappyTummy said...

This is the one recipe I've missed so far that I so wish I had tried. It looks delicious!

Natashya said...

It does indeed get high points for presentation. Looks wonderful!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful.

Clivia said...

Beautiful! Looks so delicious. Mine didn't rise nearly that much.
Well done!

Megan said...

Nice combination of fruit - but I skipped out and just used chocolate. :)

isabelle said...

Plum and peach, what a great idea! Looks delicious!
Sorry, that you didn’t love it.

Madam Chow said...

It does get points for looks! Good to know your thoughts on the dough to fruit ratio.

Leslie said...

This one definitely wins any beauty contest! Sorry it was a little disappointing!

vibi said...

Shhhhhhht. Don't tell anyone, you might make some jealous... shhhhhhh... one of the best one I've seen today! w...o...w.

Maria said...

Very pretty tart!

Grace said...

what a truly terrific display. this is one gorgeous tart, and it's unlike any i've ever seen. good for you for the peach-plum combo--that sounds perfect.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Brioche Plum/Peach Tart definitely gets high points for looks! I love how the juice glazed over the brioche!

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful. I love the addition of peaches. Too bad it wasn't your thing.

Karine said...

I love the combination of clors from the plums and the peaches!

Cathy said...

I agree, this was a little bit on the "bready" side. Oh well, fun to try new things. Yours is really beautiful!

Juliana said...

Love the combination of fruits...would love to try it! Great pictures!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! I actually liked having that big hunk of brioche dough at the end after the fruit portion was gone :)

Elra said...

Happy birthday Jaque, hope you had a wonderful one, and many many more years to come.

Your brioche plump tart look sinfully good!

Beryl said...

I love the way the peaches and plums look next to each other. Beautiful job!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

You did an amazing job with add peaches too! Sorry you didn't like it, but it sure looks delicious!

Pamela said...

High point for looks indeed! Yours is spectacular!

alexandra said...

Definitely gets points for looks. And I always appreciate your honesty. Love the combination of plums and peaches. Yum!

Alwayzbakin said...

Sorry you didn't love it. But it does look beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Sounds perfect for my coffee break

Bunny said...

This looks wonderful, how could this not be good!! Brioche and plums, be still my heart!