Tuesday, July 14, 2009
TWD: Brioche Apricot Tart
Oh, the sacrifices we make for delicious food!
This week we baked the Brioche Plum Tart, thanks to Denise of Chez Us!. We're not big fans of plums here (too bad), so I substituted apricots. I happened to find some nice-looking large ones at the local market.
Everything about this tart was really easy and it went together quickly. I did leave it in the oven a bit longer than stated since I wanted the inside to be cooked through. I covered the tart with foil for the last half of the baking process. It smelled heavenly while baking.
My biggest problem was removing the tart from the pan. It never did come out, having attached itself thoroughly to the sides and bottom.
And, thereby hangs my tale of woe. In my efforts to release the tart, I managed to slice my finger. You know about knife cuts? Well, try a tart pan cut. Ouch! (And add some garlic to the wound and you have even more fun!)
I did offer to eat the blood-stained piece. Nice of me, yes?
I'm sure the other TWD bakers didn't spill blood over this one.
Now I'm off to pick up some antibiotics for the spider bite I received last week, then return to the grindstone of Job #1. Today I found out that I have a new incoming project, one that I will hopefully be able to blog about in a few weeks. It is food-related and I am super excited about it.