TWD: Brioche Plum Tart

This week Denise of Chez Us picked Brioche Plum Tart on pages 54-55. You can get the recipe from her blog or buy the book, Baking From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan. Because I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, I was wondering whether I would be able to continue baking along with the TWD bakers. I’m happy to report that I’m not going anywhere and will be able to keep myself in check and continue to post TWD recipes. I’m also happy to say that I don’t have to put Splenda in everything I make (blech)!

I’ve never made brioche before, though it’s definitely been on my to do list. I’m glad the instructions said that the dough were behave more like a batter than a dough after mixing or I may have been tempted to add more flour!


It was totally fun to put together too. Kind of like making a mosaic. :) There would be no concentric circles on this tart. Why? Because I decided to make a two sided tart. On one side I used black raspberry jam and black plums, the other side has Nutella and cherries. Both sides are extremely delicious, the plum being the tarter of the two. I did get to try a bit of each, but refrained from gobbling down all of the brioche at the end. Man it was good! I saved myself a nutella/cherry slice for morning and did what Dorie said she does… passed it on. I gave the rest of the brioche tart to my neighbors, so I’ll find out tomorrow if they liked it.

I would definitely make this again. It’s a gorgeous presentation, looks like it came straight from a bakery. This could certainly pass for dessert, but I would be more inclined to serve this as a breakfast or brunch item instead. A definite keeper., not to mention a lot easier to make than it looks. I will warn you though, this needs time to rise and rest like bread does, because after all brioche is a bread. So be prepared for that!

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  Double Stack Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  1. Marie says

    Amanda, your tart looks fabulous! I couldn't do this one as I am on holiday and only home for one day before taking off on my travels again. You did a really lovely job on this!

  2. Debbie says

    Looks delicious. I need to try making something like that. I've never made brioche. Looks perfect for breakfast.

  3. Amanda says

    Thanks Marthe and Cakelaw!

    Marie – Thanks! Sorry you couldn't do this one, have fun on holiday!!

    Debbie – Thanks! I saved one piece for breakfast today (getting ready to have it now :) ) and gave the rest to my neighbors.

  4. Leslie says

    I'm so glad you're able to keep your diabetes in check–health first!

    What a clever idea to make a two sided tart! I'm glad you enjoyed your Nutella cherry side as much as I did.

  5. Megan says

    Very pretty presentation – and kudos to you for continuing to bake even with your diagnosis of diabetes.

  6. myfamousrecipe says

    What a great idea to experiment with two different toppings on one brioche. They both look great!

  7. Pamela says

    These look wonderful! Even though I am cutting most recipes in half, I'm trying hard to share what I can with my friends and neighbors. Take good care of yourself!! And I'm glad you'll still be baking. :o)

  8. SUGAR B says

    Look at you! So experimental! I love your baking spirit!

    I am curious about the Nutella and cherry side.

    Can we be neighbors so I can be your dessert tester? ;)

  9. Flourchild says

    Great looking Brioche. I love the half and half version you made! I loved making this recipe and could not wait to see what it looked like out of the oven!

  10. Kayte says

    Your tart does look particularly gorgeous and oh so professional! I love the combination idea of how you split up the halves into different choices. I bet your neighbors are very happy, and we are very happy that you aren't going anywhere! We would all miss you!

  11. Teanna says

    Glad to hear that you'll keep baking with us!!! And I totally would have stolen the entire Nutella/Cherry side and kept it for myself!


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