Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Peach Blackberry Brioche Tart, TWD

I did not do justice to this weeks's TWD recipe, Plum Brioche Tart, chosen by Denise, of Chez Us. I wimped out on making the Dorie's "poor" brioche. I don't have a stand mixer, and I didn't think I could do it by hand. I had a pound of Brioche dough from Artisan bread in Five Minutes a Day in the freezer, so I used that for my dough. I didn't have plums, but I did have peaches and blackberries.



I pressed the brioche dough into the tart pan and covered the bottom with seedless blackberry jam. I arranged some peaches and blackberries to look pretty. (I may have used a few too many.) I finished it off with some almonds and sugar.



After baking for the recommended time, my tart looked like fruit soup in a bread bowl. (Which might not be a bad idea.)



I removed some of the liquid and baked it longer. It turned out very good, but my brioche did not puff very tall. I don't know if it was because I did not let it rise much, since ABin5 bread does not usually need rising time, or if I had too much fruit and juice weighing the whole thing down.



I'd really like to try this again and attempt Dorie's brioche and use plums. My version was pretty tasty and made a good breakfast, but I have a feeling it wasn't as good as it was supposed to be.

8 comments:

Clivia said...

Yeah, soupy. I thought I used too much jam so the dough underneath didn't cook properly. Maybe smaller pieces of fruit too. Today I made it using just chocolate chip, walnuts and brown sugar and it rose properly.
Your photos look great. Glad you tried it!

pinkstripes said...

Too bad it didn't work out for you. Peaches and blackberries sound delicious. Looks good too!

Ms. PH said...

I don't know how you could have made this without a stand mixer, or a big food processor. It needed a lot of time on the dough hook in my case.

It looks so pretty! My dough is in the fridge as I type this - I will be adding fruit and baking this evening!

isabelle said...

Looks delicious! I love that you used peach and blacberry. Sorry, for the soggy part...

Michele said...

I think your tart looks lovely!

Jennifer said...

I'm interested in making this again, too. I'll let you know if I find plum jam anywhere and we can share the jar. My kids aren't big jam eaters.

Spike said...

I wasn't overwhelmed by the recipe, good but not great. Anywho, I like the addition of blackberries- nice color contrast you got there

Megan said...

Fruit soup in a bread bowl sounds wonderful - really!