Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TWD - Brioche Plum Tart


This week’s TWD recipe is brioche plum tart and was chosen by Denise of Chez Us. One thing I liked about this brioche was that Dorie said that the French would call it a poor or skinny brioche because it has a small amount of butter and eggs compared to normal brioche – this appealed to the fitness freak side of me. I also liked that you added melted butter to the dough rather than softened butter that you add a cube at a time like with normal brioche. This made the brioche dough so easy to make and I am really not sure that the end result was any different.

Plums are not in season in NZ at the moment, but I really wanted to make the tart with plums rather than a variation, so I bought some Californian plums – something I never usually do as I hate buying fruit that isn’t local or is out of season. I also didn’t have any plum jam and when I walked to the supermarket to get some, they didn’t have my favourite Barkers plum jam, so I decided to use nutella instead. I actually think my variation was quite inspired (but have since read on the brioche thread that others also decided to use nutella). I love brioche with chocolate in it and so the nutella appealed to me.

I halved the recipe and made 4 tartlets – two in mini tart tins and two in mini brioche tins. The dough is spread with the ham – or nutella, the plum slices placed on top and the lot sprinkled with chopped almonds and sugar. I ate mine warm from the oven spread with extra nutella. These were nice, but I don’t think I would be racing to make them again. See if the other TWDers liked the tart here.

15 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Yours looks lovely. I'll let you know after dinner tonight how mine turned out.

Leslie said...

I admire your dedication to buy out of season fruit from California! I used Nutella in one of mine, too, and that was the best part of the tart.

Tracey said...

Ooooh Nutella sounds like a great idea! I haven't even started the recipe yet so I'm going to be sort of last minute this week but it just looks so yummy I couldn't pass it up.

Cakelaw said...

Looks good Tammy. I think the Nutella would have been delicious. I am also impressed that you were able to source fresh plums!

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful Tammy! 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 however, I love the way the brioche came out!

Engineer Baker said...

Nutella? I'm so there. Beautiful job!

Karine said...

It looks great! I love to see baking recipes using plumn :)

Linda said...

I also liked the fact that this brioche didn't call for the requisite pound of butter. Nutella--- now that sounds delicious!

Clivia said...

Your slice looks so appetizing. It's breakfast here and I wish I still had a slice. Beautiful!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Looks wonderful Tammy!

Beth said...

Lovely! I think Nutella is the best invention ever.

pinkstripes said...

Ooh...nutella! Your tart looks wonderful.

Flourchild said...

Yum what a great looking brioche,nice idea to use the nutella. I all most used lemon curd with mine!

Clivia said...

Looks delicious!

isabelle said...

Looks fantastic!
Nutella, that sounds delicious!