Bienenstich (Bee Sting)
YIELD: 2 @ 10" 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.