It's a danish, with a marzipan filling, light icing, and slivered almonds. My 100% S&V take on a bakery ADV.
FA Catalan Cream- This concentrate really does pull the recipe together. It adds a bit of creaminess, to keep the pastry from reading as too dry. It also lends a subtle spice note to the entire vape, with a hint of bakery cinnamon and nutmeg. The vanilla helps to build the base for the icing.
FA Hazelnut- Not a creamy flavor, more like nearly raw unshelled hazelnuts. It's a strong concentrate, but at .25% it brings in just enough flavor and texture to simulate actual slivered almonds.
INW Marzipan- The almond paste filling for the pastry. Sweet, heavy with that almond-extract bordering on cherry flavor. The sweetness here, even at .5%, is enough to carry over and work with the catalan cream and zeppola to create a light icing for the danish.
FW Whiskey- This adds some warmth to the vape, reinforcing the bakery aspect. The oak notes help to bolster the spices from the catalan cream.
FA Zeppola- Fairly light at .75%, but with enough powdered sugar on top to sweeten up that icing as well as provide a lighter pastry base.
And that's it. I feel like this addresses some of the issues I've had with bakery vapes. It's balanced, letting each component do it's work without turning muddled or cloying.
I went with "Dogma" in reference to the Dogme 95 rules for filmmaking. 1. They're danish and I didn't have a better name, and 2. I think in developing this recipe I finally internalized the fact that I've become some kind of weird jerk when it comes to the way I think mixing should work. I'm the Lars Von Trier of the mixing game.
When life gives you lemons... Fuck the lemonade, you make a lemon tart infused with minted blueberries instead. This delicately balanced mix is so complex yet refreshingly tasty, it will leave you coming back for more time and time again. Everyone knows what a great combination blueberry and lemon is, but the little bit of mint adds a richer layer that adds an original touch. The blueberries deepen the lemon while the mint keeps it light and fresh. This recipe is like a very healthy couple, you have the light and head in the clouds aspect, but you also have the realism and keep you grounded part as well.
FW Blueberry - This blueberry is the perfect flavor for bakeries. It is jammy yet still authentic. It is sweet without being a generic "blue" flavor. I went with FW because the minted blueberries are almost a compote, I wanted them to have a slightly cooked note and Flavor West handles this perfectly.
FA Custard - As the main body of the cream note, custard works perfectly to add some richness to the tart and the citrus note in this flavor helps boost the lemon flavoring of the mix.
HS French Vanilla Ice Cream - I wanted my tart to be smooth and buttery with a slight vanilla note and that is exactly what this flavoring does. It is a very potent flavor and since I didn't want my mix to taste like ice cream, it is used at this percentage to just add to the cream base as a delicious accent.
CAP Lemon Meringue Pie - This is the bulk of the citrus flavor, as well as adds the much needed crust element and a little fluff and sweetness the meringue brings out. I wanted to use this flavoring so I could include all of the nuances a tart such as this brings to the table with as few ingredients as possible.
INW Natural Mint - Mint is, I believe, the key to what makes this mix special. I added just enough to freshen the lemon without overpowering the mix with a mint flavor. This flavoring provides a very organic and natural mint flavor that isn't too candy-ish or chemical tasting.
Honeysuckle Ice Cream based on this recipe: http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/honeysuckle-ice-cream/
TLDR for that link: pick fresh honeysuckle blossoms and steep them overnight in milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Strain out the flowers, add real vanilla bean, and run the mix through an ice cream machine.
TFA Honeysuckle infuses the cream flavors with a delicate floral perfume. It’s carefully balanced at 3% to work as a shake-and-vape recipe here. Any higher would be overdoing it – we want the just the sillage of this summery fragrance, nature’s magnet for birds and bees, left behind after steeping in the ice cream base. Failing to strain out the flowers themselves would spoil this elegant dessert.
INW Shisha Vanilla brings a sweet, creamy vanilla, very reminiscent of a homemade, non-custard vanilla ice cream. This could almost be a two-ingredient recipe with just these two flavors, but some additional creams pick up where Shisha Vanilla leaves off.
TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a tricky but essential addition. It’s tricky because it has something we don’t want, those custard notes, as this is an egg-free, AKA Philadelphia-style or American-style ice cream. Used low enough with these other ingredients, eggs can be avoided while still providing what we do want – that dense body and luxurious mouthfeel of churned heavy cream. that Shisha Vanilla doesn’t have enough of, and a more robust, truly vanilla bean flavor as opposed to Shisha Vanilla’s flavor that sits somewhere between extract and bean.
FLV Cream adds more neutral creamy body to the mix and binds and blends the honeysuckle, vanilla, and creams together. It enhances the heavy milk taste of Cream Fresh as well, but alone, it lacks enough dairy flavor to complete the milk and cream mix used to make this ice cream.
FA Cream Fresh brings the milk, but too much of it seems to react poorly to Honeysuckle in souring way, as if the ice cream had been made with milk that was a day or two past its sell-by date. To complete this ode to longing, Cream Fresh and FLV Cream need each other.
And why "Longing?" Because I miss someone who isn't mine to miss, dream about someone who isn't mine to dream about, and love someone who is no longer mine to love. Moving on with anyone else is hard when they kiss me and I'm afraid all they taste is her name on my lips. Of all the sensual pleasures we once shared, it is her unique flavor I still thirst for most of all. The closest thing I've found to the taste of her body at the height of her bliss, her amrita, is Honeysuckle Ice Cream.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN...
This is the 2nd DIYorDIE World's. Top mixers from around the world will battle it out in a series of rounds displaying their skills crafting recipes under strict circumstances and restrictions. This competition will test the skills of the mixers, giving only a small amount of time for recipe development and steep times for the eliquids. Because of the HUGE cash prize, and a lot on the line, judging will be harsh and critical. All recipes from the competition will be released to the public so the audience can mix along. The purpose of this competition is to find the best and most passionate mixer of the group, and give them the push they need to take their mixing to another level with a nice boost of cold hard cash. And also, it's fun to watch mixers go at it.
How to enter:
The only way to enter is to be nominated. At 3pm Sunday (1/7/17) there will be form on diyordievaping.com that you need to fill out, putting in your nomination. You cannot nominate yourself. Your nomination bust have a record of recipe mixing, with either an account on ELR or ATF with at least 3 recipes submitted before 11/10/16. You DO NOT need to be a 'DIYorDIE Member' to nominate or be nominated, anyone from anywhere can join. The FIRST 30 nominations that meet the requirements will be entered and their names announced both on the webpage and on Facebook. The Nomination period ends on 8:30pm est Thursday (1/12/17). From there no other entries will accepted.
How does the competition work:
After all nominations are made, we will begin with round one. Each round will define a new set of restrictions to create a recipe under. The following week you will be judged, and 10 will move on. This will follow until 1 is left standing. Only TFA/CAP/FW/FA/INW flavorings will be accepted. Time is your enemy in this competition as you will need to craft your recipe and get it in our hands on the following TUESDAY at 8pm. The recipes will then be vaped and judged on Thursday and winners of the round announced on ITMPodcast at 9:30pm EST. If a recipe is not submitted by 8pm tuesday, your out. This is not "MIXXED" there are no "set" ingredients. Use what you want (but remember TFA/CAP/FW/FA/INW). The only way you will be limited is with time and amount of flavorings in the recipe. So make sure you grab whatever flavorings you need BEFORE the round begins. Good Luck! I will take questions in the comments.
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THINGS TO NOTE:
If you do not make the "entry" level do not worry, you will have a chance during the next competition. We do not want this competition to last 4 months, so we need to restrict the number of entries. Also, disqualifications are at the discretion of myself, and the other judges. As long as you're respectful and play by the rules, you have nothing to worry about.
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