Once again, I woke up at 5 am to complete my TWD post. TWD should stand for Teanna Waits ('til) Dawn (to complete her TWD assignments).
But lo and behold, here is my tart. I made a few changes, but not many. First, I didn't include the walnuts or the jam. Second, I shaped the brioche freehand, rather than placing it in a fluted tart pan. I also pricked the brioche dough to keep it from rising too much. I then brushed the edges with a simple syrup made of sugar and rosewater and a bit of gelatin. And lastly, I decided to use some designer fruit for my designer tart. Pluots.
Pluots sound like a species from Star Trek or a character on the Jetsons. However, they are a hybrid fruit, composed of plums and apricots. They are also a registered trademark of Zaiger's Genetics, a company in Modesto, CA known for their "tree fruit breeding enterprise", who have also trademarked peacotums (peaches, apricos, and plums), nectarots (nectarines and apricots), nectaplums (nectarines and plums), and apriums (apricots and plums).
IN OUTER SPACE.
The company, run by James T. Kirk, Hikaru Sulu, George Jetson, and C-3P0, operate on a farm with thier loving dog, Astro, and often need to fight off the evil droid armies that constantly try to steal their designer fruit.
Wouldn't that be a great summer blockbuster? Far away galaxies, fruit lovin', exploding plums, and Rosie the Maid? Someone get George Lucas on the phone ASAP.
As for the brioche, it was alright. I actually don't like cooked plums, which is something I should have thought about before I made this. But this was my first brioche and I think it turned out beautifully. Small victories. I also will try this again when I get home, as it hadn't had a chance to cool fully before I tried it. Because I waited until last minute to make it. That wouldn't fly in space.
Check out Denise's FANTASTIC site over at Chez Us for the recipe, and click on the rest of the earth peopleTWDers for more fantastic tarts!