- "paucity" - n. smallness of quantity; scarcity (dictionary.com)
- "Brioche" - n. A soft, light-textured bread made from eggs, butter, flour, and yeast and formed into a roll or a bun (dictionary.com)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
TWD: BRIOCHE PLUM TART
What did I learn this week?
I had no idea what "paucity" meant. I am not a student of the English language, but it doesn't really seem like a noun - more of an adjective or something else. I don't see how the above definition is either a person, place or thing. But, I could be wrong.......
Having heard the word "brioche" several times, I had never thought about it or what it really means. I can't say that now, but (honestly) can not say that I understand it either...
Plums - hmmm, not so much! They are too expensive and too "iffy" for my tastes. There had to be another option (and the good bakers on TWD had a great suggestion).
I settled on a 2-part approach....
This dough sort of scared me - it was nothing like I had worked with before. But, I followed the directions and maintained hope for the results.
The only tart pan that I had was a 14" x 4" rectangle. The dough fit pretty well (I think) in the pan. A scrap gave me the ability to separate the two flavors.
I chose blueberries and strawberries. Both were in the refrigerator and needed to be used.
Blueberries and home-made blueberry jam
Strawberries and Nutella (thank you TWD bakers)
Even though the pictures are awful - it was sort of "pretty" before its last proofing.
I have no idea if this is how brioche is suppose to look!? But, I will try these again and do know that they tasted very good. I am not sure there is a flavor winner in our house (but the Strawberry and Nutella was awesome (and is my favorite)).
An authentic brioche will be tried - first opportunity I have!