I knew this would happen. This aaaalways happens.
I prep to make a and notice that it is damn near the same thing as something I have previously made, save for a few slight differences. Then it happens…
MATCH TO THE DEATH!
The winner gets my unconditional affections. The loser, well… quite the opposite. If they fought, this might be how it plays out:
Contender number 1: Melissa’s chocolate raspberry truffle torte. Contender number 2: Dorie’s soft chocolate raspberry tart.
Round 1: #1 and #2 stare each other down. #2 strikes with the delicate creamy texture against #1’s average texture. #1 hesitates…
Round 2: #2 strikes with the ease of preparation and hands on assembly. #1 takes a devastating hit due to the egg whites and tempering. #1 stumbles…
Round 3: The gloves come off and #2 strikes the last blow with the perfect balance of fruit and creamy filling. KO!!
So you see, I prefer Dorie’s version over Melissa’s. To be fair I’m only comparing the filling. In my opinion, there was too much fuss with not enough reward. The results were similar but since both filling textures were that of a truffle, I’d choose Dorie’s based on ease, ingredients used, and final product. Melissa’s has potential, I think I’ll mess with it one day and see what I can come up with.
Thank you to Jennifer of The Rookie Baker for choosing this recipe. Head on over to her blog for the recipe.
Up next week: Cherry Almond Granola. I am excited about this one but some ingredients really need to be swapped for me to make this, so nips and tucks it will be!