Much to mel’s distress, I’m posting up yet another recipe that isn’t perfect. Does any one remember the white chocolate & pear tart recipe I posted a few months ago? If not then here is a quick recap.
I had a craving for white chocolate & pears, followed a recipe that looked pretty good & in the end I wasn’t satisfied with the results.
(I made the little mini version to keep mel occupied whilst we waited for the big one to cook & cool)
So I’ve been working on it. About once a month I revisit this recipe, each time feeling like I’m closer to reaching what I set out to achieve, & each time coming up with some crucial failure.
Last month when I remade it I tried to make it more like a cheese cake in texture, but not really all that cheesy. For that one I used mascarpone & ricotta. That of course ended up having a somewhat cakey quality to it that I wasn’t particularly happy with at all.
Losing sight slightly of what I wanted, I went back to the drawing board this month and decided to make it more like a cheese cake. So, I took out the ricotta since it gave a grainy texture & put in philadelphia instead.
Now of course it’s more cheesy, but I still just want it smooth & creamy so I think I’m going to have to try it again. Also, the crust needs work. The recipe I have called for bread flour & baking powder, but that gave it a weird texture. The taste was delicious, but the feeling wasn’t right.
So, I’m going to share with you what I’ve got so far…. it’s good, but it’s not amazing. I’m sharing because as I learn & grow, I think sharing my mistakes & success will help others fine solutions that work. Catch my drift?
Don’t get me wrong, the recipe is still delicious….. it’s just doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor yet. When it’s done, I want people to try it & be hooked!