Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TWD - Plum Brioche Tart

Thank God I took today off. I was planning to make the brioche last night until I read the recipe and realized it was one of those two day recipes.

First you mix up the dough. ...

The Dorie says to put the dough into a clean bowl .. ..
Then you let the dough rise . . . (never my favorite part I'm so impatient) . . .

Then you refrigerate. So I made the dough last night and let it refrigerate overnight. Then you cut up the fruit, add some jam on the bottom of the crust and some walnuts with sugar on top and voila - bake in the oven! The only problem I had was the dough was a bit sticky after it warmed up to my hands.
Cathy had warned me that hers did not cook in the middle and to make sure I cooked it long enough for the juices to be bubbling. I hope I did, but it looks a bit runny in the center. Also, Dorie says it will sound hollow when you tap it. Where the heck are you supposed to tap it when there is fruit all over the top of it. Maybe I used too much fruit.
I just finished baking the tart just now and it looks divine. I just this minute cut a piece and it is cooked through and through. Maybe even a little too much. It cut perfect and it tastes delicious. Maybe just a little hard on the outside crust.


Thanks to Denise of Chez Us for choosing this week's adventure. I cannot wait to try it!! You can check out her blog to get the full recipe. Have a great week! I'm off to a pool party. . . . .

12 comments:

Clivia said...

Mine was also a little soggy in the centre. I thought it was because my jam layer was too thick. I made it again today with just chocolate chips and walnuts and it rose like crazy.
Don't forget to update your blog after you've tried it. We want to know what you think.
Glad you tried it!

Leslie said...

This looks perfect, I can't imagine a better tart! I think Dorie means we're supposed to pop the tart out of the pan and thump the sides or bottom, but I'd be afraid all the fruit would fall off. Mine was so brown there was no way it couldn't be done so I didn't bother testing it.

Marthe said...

This looks absolutely perfect!! Have fun at your poolparty!

P.S. Do you also find that Farmtown can be addictive?? Love giving and getting gifts and harvesting, only think plowing is a pain in the ass...

isabelle said...

Your tart looks delicious!
Mine was also a little soggy in the centre.

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful. I love the way you sliced the plums.

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the clean bowl sign.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful tart. Love that you cut your plum in discs. At is so imaginative.

Great job.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Looks great and is definitely not an on-the-fly recipe.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

These look so fantastic. Sara didn't want to mess around with any brioche this week so unfortunately I didn't get to try it.

It must be a "clean bowl" as you have denoted it as such! :)

--nick/imafoodblog.com

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Wasn't this just the most delicious bread/crust ever? On this one, I'd venture to say over- is a bit better than under-cooked. Sorry I've been such a commenting slacker lately, but I have been following your posts on my google reader...

Gabe's Girl said...

How pretty! I would be so proud to bake something that nice!

Di said...

That looks lovely, Peggy. I really need to get my act together and make this one soon. Glad to hear yours turned out so good.