{twd}Brioche Plum and Gooseberry Tart

Gooseberries! Gooseberries are new to me. I saw them at Whole Foods and bought them to try.

Added them to this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Brioche Plum Tart, along with the plums (although not the Italian prune plums Dorie Greenspan tends to recommend in recipes that call for plums). Found gooseberry jam at World Market and used that too.

I made the whole recipe, but instead of one big tart I made 6 mini-tarts and cut each into quarters for sharing at work. This was a great recipe. Once the brioche dough is made, it’s very simple: just fruit, nuts, sugar, and jam. You can’t go wrong with brioche and jam!

Also, ever since I read in The Bread Baker’s Apprentice about using poor man’s brioche as a tart crust I’ve been wanting to try it. And I liked it! Because of the breadiness of the brioche this is definitely a breakfast treat, like a fruit Danish, not a dessert you eat for breakfast like brownies or cake. :P.

Thank you to Denise of Chez Us who selected this week’s recipe. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog.