Peach and Blueberry Brioche Tart
- 1 tsp dried yeast
- 2 tsp warm milk
- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
- 95g (3/4 cup) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 tbs plus 1tsp caster (superfine) sugar
- 1 egg
- 60g (2¼ ounces/ half a stick) room temperature butter, chopped into small pieces
- 2 peaches peeled, stone removed and thinly sliced
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 extra egg, beaten, for the egg wash
- 1 tbs sugar
- icing (powdered) sugar to dust
- Place the yeast, vanilla paste and milk in a small bowl or cup and stir to dissolve yeast. Leave for 5 minutes or until foamy. Place the flour, sugar, eggs, yeast mixture and ¼ tsp fine sea salt in the bowl of an stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix until the dough comes together. Switch the paddle attachment for a dough hook and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Gradually add the butter, allowing piece of butter to become fully incorporated before adding the next. When all of the butter has been added knead until dough is smooth and glossy, roughly 3 or 4 minutes. Cover dough with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1½ to 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Knock back the dough and place on a tray covered with baking paper that has been lightly floured. Stretch and smooth the dough out to form a rough circle. Lightly cover with a tea towel and leave an hour our until doubled in size.
- While the dough is rising preheat the oven to 220 celsius (425 Fahrenheit). When the brioche is ready to be baked top with the peach slices and blueberries in whatever pattern you desire. Brush the edges of the brioche with the egg wash and finally sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar and a dollop of Greek yoghurt or mascarpone flecked with vanilla seeds.