TWD: Brioche Pear Tart

TWD: Brioche Plum Pear Tart
(think sultry winter accompanied with warm spices..)

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I still live in Australia... not physically of course, but it's a mental state of mind. Winter fruits? Who am I kidding? Though I must add that it was hard re-adjusting back to life in Spore. Fire breathing parents, with a boyfriend playing a never-ending game of heart attack with the armed forces and throw in a pinch of natural adulthood derieved stresses; and you're on your way to a major catastrophe.

At the very least, something had worked itself right. Landed myself with a job as with a baking supplies shop along Bukit Timah Road which I found nothing short of a miracle. Surrounded by the likes of laughter floating thru the air everyday, jovial greetings and flurried footsteps pattering around the shop premises; I've found a piece of mind. Service, I discovered, an aspect I had yet to dwelt in but so direly crucial to any business. I knew that God had sent me for a purpose... interaction perhaps?

oh yes.. TWD! Finally arranged another rare meet up with the brilliant Dorie Greenspan for a bakeoff. This week's choice, a Brioche Plum Tart which I decidedly converted into one other bursting with the warm tones of winter spices. Swopped the plum jam with an apricot jam and the plums for packham pears covered with a handsome amount of sugared walnuts in mixed spices. The Brioche that had once broke my heart in the previous episode with the brioche snails had magically transformed into a poofed beauty of utter romance and rich bread. My face glistened with the pride as the shivering dough reach a snuggly warmth in the moist surroundings only to rise to greater heights again at it's last blasting stage. This recipe is definitely a winner. Thanks to Denise from Chez Us for picking out this lovely recipe. Do head down to her blog for the recipe and scroll down the rest of the TWD bloggers for a look of the other versions installed!

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23 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

That looks absolutely wonderful! Good luck with the new job / family / bf things!

Leslie said...

This looks wonderful! I always look forward to your modifications, and as usual, this one is a winner!

Jules Someone said...

Looks fabulous. Mine seems to have some sinkage. I'll know how bad after dinner tonight.

Linda said...

I'm total summer mode here, but your winter fruit and spice combo makes me long for autumn...yum!

Marthe said...

Oooh, pear with spices: a gorgeous combination!!

Marthe said...

Forgot to say: good luck on the high tea for the wedding, have fun with it! I'm sure everything will turn out perfect and look wonderful! Will you post pics on your blog??

SiHaN said...

Marthe: I most definitely would be posting pictures.. that's if the event is a success. haha.

Pamela said...

Congrats on the job. It sounds like it's a perfect fit for you. And good luck with everything else going on in your life. Nice job on the tart! It looks yummy and sounds like a success.

isabelle said...

Love your changes!
Looks delicious!
Good luck with everything else going on in your life.

Clivia said...

Beautiful! Pears sound like a delicious choice. Glad you've found a job that alleviates the other stress.

Madam Chow said...

It looks WONDERFUL, and I love that you used pear. I'll have to remember that one.

myfamousrecipe said...

I love your addition of warm spices with this brioche. It seems like some kind of streusel would be really nice with this, too. It will be fun to experiment!

Flourchild said...

I wanted to use blueberries and pears, but did not have pears at 10pm last night. Your tart looks great! Im so glad your baking with TWD this week, I have missed you tons!

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks amazing! I love it with pears. It sounds delicious.

farah said...

I bet the pear version was yummy :)
Farewell my fellow blogger from Singapore. My husband's job now takes us to KL, my hometown. I will miss life in singapore but at least we're so close we can come down often :)

TeaLady said...

New job, etc. and still find time to bake with us. Fantastic.

And the results look wonderful. Pears. Sounds great to me.

Heather said...

Lovely with pears - great job!

mike said...

Love the spice variation! It looks absolutely wondeful - truly! Pears... almost got them, and should have. Peaches were nice, but just "so-so". Nicely done!

Amanda said...

Wow a perfect job! I'm happy for you :) The tart looks wonderful, bet the pears were good!

Steph said...

You did a wonderful job with the tart! It has a nice puffiness to it. Good luck with everything!

Rachel said...

Congrats on the new job! Your tart looks wonderful!

Jo said...

Sihan, the tart looks delicious and brimming with tarts. Which bake shop is this .. it isn't BIY is it?

SiHaN said...

Jo: Thanks jo! and yes to the BIY as well. It's a lovely shop with very amiable work staff; having a great time over there!