So let's all just pretend it's still Tuesday and my post isn't a day late, ok? This week's TWD was chosen by Denise of Chez Us: Brioche Plum Tart! I'd made brioche in the past and really enjoyed it, so I knew this would probably be delicious. That said, we were drowning in desserts here so I was going to sit out this week. But then I was on Twitter the other day and learned that Holly of PheMOMenon was also thinking about sitting out. Holly hasn't missed a single week of TWD so Kayte, Di and I decided to bake along with her for support, knowing that we may all post late since we'd made this decision at the last minute.
I hadn't purchased the ingredients I needed for the recipe so I had to make a few substitutions. I made a half recipe of the brioche and baked my "tarts" in two 4-inch springform pans. I debated many fruits options but went with raspberries instead of plums. I didn't have any jam in the house so I decided to use Nutella after reading about several of the other TWD bakers using it. I also left out the nuts. The recipe is actually fairly easy considering it involves yeast, it's just time a bit time consuming letting the dough rest and rise.
My tarts looked cute before I stuck them in the oven to bake, but I don't think I pressed the dough into the pan properly because when they were done baking, the brioche had sort of overtaken the fruit in the center. I also didn't have the pretty fluted edges I would have if I'd used a tart pan. But ultimately, the question is how did it taste? I enjoyed it! I really loved the Nutella and raspberries together. The brioche was great too and since it's a bit less rich than your typical brioche, I felt slightly less guilty eating it. I agree with many of the other TWD bakers that the tart makes for a terrific breakfast treat!
Thanks to Denise for a delicious pick! You can find the recipe on her blog. Head over to TWD to see the other tarts - there was a huge variety in flavor combinations this week!