By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 89 recipes at an average of 1.558%.
A lot of times i release recipes that are appealing to the public with short steep times and popular profiles well this isn't that. This recipe is more of something i made purely for myself in mind and more as a challenge because i tend to mix for fun by chasing harder more layered profiles when i am making juice.purely for myself. This is not really even a dessert or at least i dont think it is? I basically thought apple butter and creme brulee would taste great together and they did.. I will say i find this recipe goof after a week steep but its great after a long 2-3 weeks. I figured with fall approaching and the length of steep time that now was a good time to release this recipe. I used .50% flavor west sweetener i have also used tfa marshmallow for ethyl maltal instead of sucralose and both were good. With the marshmallow it is slightly muted by the use of ethyl maltal but still good i went all the way up to 2% with the marshmallow but I prefer it with the sucralose but use whatever sweetener you want to.its your call everyones taste is different.
An apple cider pudding pie
This is a flamboyantly autumnal recipe that, being shared in the first week of spring, couldn't possibly be more out-of-season. It's also poached entirely from @ConcreteRiver's delicious Deer Lodge recipe, with all of the ingredients being exactly the same, even used at the same concentrations, with just two small additions.
This is not meant to imply that there is anything wrong with Deer Lodge, that it's missing or lacking anything at all. But when FlavorPro Jennifer Jarvis asked for a pudding pie for the #yearofmixing competition, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to wrap Rick's hopped-up apple cider pudding in a delicate, subtle pie crust. Several attempts with various other crusty ingredients did not work. This one does.
I don't get any apple or spice (not that either of them would be unwelcome here) out of FA Apple Pie. It just tastes like a plain ol' pie crust. And it's the only non-graham pastry crust flavor I could get to work as a main crusty competent here. The others trampled the hell out of that that lovely rich buttery pudding base. A light touch of FW Pie Crust provides another layer of bakery, making for a more flaky, less doughy, pie. Its darker sweetness emulates the edges of the crust, where the pie is crunchier and browner. The result? A dessert vape fit for the hunter coming home after a long day on the deer lease.
A hopped apple cider pudding.
This started out as a riff on Mill's "Soursop Pudding." I loved that recipe. The pudding base was on point, and I dug how he used hops as an accent to soursop. I took the basic idea and ran with it.
FLV Vanilla Pudding is the base of the recipe, bringing a smooth texture and some body to the table. The FLV Coconut is in here mostly to accentuate the richness of that pudding base. The errant bits of coconut flavor actually work pretty well, but I'm mostly after the buttery richness of that flavor.
I really wanted an excuse to try to make apple and hops work together. For some reason, I had never tryed it out, but I really dig how the hops plays with the boozy notes of FLV Apple Cider and the Apple Pop is there to really punch in the apple profile.
The cinnamon was the final addition to temper some of the clash between the boozy notes of the cider and the rich pudding. Plus, the warm spice makes this feel even more comforting and like a vaguely macho dessert you'd get at some boutique hunter's lodge. Shoutout to LimeDrive for testing an earlier version of this via Mixer's Club and suggesting cinnamon. Turns out, it ties the whole thing together.
The city light is too bright to save me or be seen. Welcome to Deer Lodge.
Slow mulled Elderflower Cider with hints of citrus and spice.
Apple Cider/Liquid Amber: This is the apple cider base. Apple cider provides some of the sweetness and cider taste where liquid amber just adds that "fermented" notes to finish it off
Apple Filling/Rich Cinnamon: This is some of the mulling taste. The apple filling gives a deep, cooked apple and spice, the rich cinnamon adds to the mulled notes
Elderflower: This is the hidden gem. It plays very well with the orange and mandarin to give a slightly floral hint. Its a hidden star for sure
Orange/Mandarin: This is another depth of flavor in the mulling. It adds a nice citrusy note to the mix
Ticino Taste is a summer Drink, a sparkly sensation both fruity and sweet without clogging up your tastebuds.
FA Pear - act as the bold note, but decently in the back
CAP Honey - binds the fruits together, gives the vape a mellow sweetness
INW Sparkling Wine - the freshmaker, interesting note in the middle
LA Apricot - a candy-like apricot sits in the foreground
FLV Apple Cider - pairs well with the sparkling wine
TPA Boysenberry - is a dark, tasty undertone
1 drop Eucalyptus per 10ml for a fresh kick
0.5 Lime Cold Pressed for a sour note
0.5 CAP Yogurt for a creamy note
I was originally going to do a spiced cider or even a spiked cider. But once I got my hand on JF Yellow Cake, I had to use it.
Delicious apple cake with a sweet frosting
CAP CDS/JF Yellow Cake- JF does most of the work here. It's sweet and moist, but not too moist. It's absolutely delicious. CDS adds a nice little cinnamon dusting and adds some fullness to the batter.
Fuji/Apple Cider- I don't get a whole lot of apple from the cider. It has that fermented taste that you would associate with ciders and is very sweet. Combined with the Fuji, it's a perfect representation of an apple cider.
Vanilla cupcake- This makes up the frosting. It does actually help the batter but I definitely get more of the frosting than batter.
Strawberry Ripe- Now, I can't taste strawberries very well but I use ripe quite a bit. Usually to sweeten a mix. Not this time. While it does add some sweetness, I'm using this to smooth some harsh notes. Apple cider is a great flavor but can be a little harsh on the throat at times. Strawberry ripe does a perfect job of smoothing that all out.
I made 10 different recipes with many variations and this is the one I can't stop vaping. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do. Maybe not that outside of the box,but it's so good!