Bienenstich (Bee Sting)
YIELD: 2, 10 inch tarts
METHOD FOR TOPPING:
- Cook butter, sugar, milk, and honey to 230°F.
- Add almonds and stir until incorporated.
- When cool, spread evenly on top of risen ring of brioche dough.
- Bake at 175°F for about 22 minutes. When cool, split in half and fill with diplomat cream.*
- Chill for 1 hour before serving to firm the cream.
METHOD FOR DIPLOMAT CREAM: Whip the heavy cream until stiff with the vanilla. Fold in the pastry cream.