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This has been a very fun recipe to work on, trying to nail down which flavors that would make this authentic, but also translate well in to a vape recipe.
The first thing that had to be done was get the crepe/pancake right. WF Crepe SC was a given choice here, as it has that light and soft dough note, everything you want from a pancake/crepe flavor. By itself it is a bit too light though, especially when you’re throwing a lot of other powerful flavors on top.
I know that @foment_life used CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl in combination with WF SC Crepe in his Breakfast of the Gods recipe, something which is perfect here – as the Crepe needs a bit more dough to stand out, and we also need that cinnamon spice for the filling.
I did experiment a bit with other combinations such as LB Belgian Waffle (which also has a slight cinnamon note), and FLV Rich Cinnamon, but I found none of them to be as good as the WF Crepe/CAP CDS combo, as the cinnamon note should be “just there” to make it as authentic as possible. CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl v2 can be used as sub for the v1, I have tried with both and I honestly don't taste any significant difference.
Next up was trying to find a good flavor to replicate the palm sugar syrup, which is used both for the filling and garnish. WF SC Molasses turned out to be the best choice here, I’m not 100% convinced it’s the most authentic, but it is however by far the most yummy, as it has that brown sugar note that plays great with the coconut. The other flavor I experimented with was VT Golden Syrup, but the caramel note in there makes the recipe way too sweet to enjoy for longer periods of time. I wouldn't recommend trying to sub the molasses, it's very unique, especially how it interacts with the sweet coconut notes.
Third, the coconut BOMB. Look at the picture and you’ll see how coconut heavy this recipe is. The whole filling is just heaps and heaps of grated coconut, so the coconut needs to be a very good tasting main note, and also have a great body to it. This has been by far the toughest part of the recipe, as the very flaky texture is hard to achieve, so you just have to settle for how yummy they are.
My conclusion of this is that you can actually use 2 different combinations, but there is 1 flavor that has to be in there no matter what – FLV Coconut. It’s the only flavor that really has that thick (almost) grated coconut feel to it. It’s extremely potent, so use it with caution. DO NOT KNUCKLE TEST THIS FLAVOR!!!!
The second flavor that I landed on is FA Coconut, I think it also has some of the same qualities as FLV Coconut, it’s a bit flakey but also brings some of a milky note. Together they make a great thick and very yummy coconut flavor.
The third flavor that can be used as a sub for FA Coconut is FLV Sweet Coconut. This is by no means a bad sub at all, and I think some people might even prefer it. I don’t though, because I don’t think it has the same body, so not as authentic. I’d recommend using FLV Sweet Coconut at 1.5% if you plan on subbing.
VT Dessicated Coconut could maybe also be an option for the cocobomb, I'm not sure it would taste better, but maybe more authentic. It is was out of stock on Chefs so no way for me to get it just yet.
Last, I’d say the lime could be left out, but I feel it does precisely the same job as the lime in the real dish – by adding a strong contrasting note it elevates the other flavors. I also think it makes for a much more pleasant vape, as the other flavors can become a bit boring in the longer run. VT Shisha Lime was the best choice as it doesn’t water down the other flavors as much as other limes.
I did also experiment a lot with different dragon fruits, as it’s a common topping to use. I did however realize that I had to scrap that idea, as there was just no way to make this possible as it’s such a “weak” flavor.
The Cap Sugar Cookie provides the majority of the fluffy buttery pastry with WF Crepe backing it up and adding in a nice light powdered sugar note. I used FA Juicy strawberry and FA Red Touch as the strawberry layer for a very natural sweet strawberry with VT Sweet Cream providing a great sweet creamy filling.
A half baked attempt at a crepe that rides the border between a sweet breakfast and dessert.
The idea came together when staring at the list of new flavors coming in and decided to jump right in on something since just about everything was recommended rather highly.
The Peanut butter, Hazelnut, and caramel toffee combine to make a much more authentic peanut butter flavor than I had initially expected, but the faults of each individual flavor fall to the wayside and produce a harmonious mess that would make Peter Pan jealous.
Banana creme provides a really nice rich and creamy banana flavor to the mix. Not a cooked banana per se, but not the raw banana slices you'd get from PUR banana either.
Cinnamon danish swirl does what it does best and adds a little bit of sweet cinnamon to the mix. the amount of richness and body of the other flavors ensures that this doesn't overwhelm the mix.
the crepe is a delightfully effective soft bakery note to hold it all together, just like it would at the breakfast table.
Wanted to revisit that fruity dessert pizza from my childhood days. We shall see how this goes.
Using the crepe and starch base to try and get a slightly sweet, not yeasty, dessert dough. Cream cheese icing is the sauce and forest fruit for a slightly fresher, not jammy type mixed berry topping. Sweeten to taste.
Fresh's Saturday show, and the picture of this thing, put me in the mood to mix somethin' up.
Give it a couple weeks to come together.. Not bad atawl..
Feel free to throw out any tips that might make it better.
"A simple and delicious treat featuring a thin, tender crepe stuffed with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread and bananas lightly sauteed in brown sugar and butter. "