I'll start off by explaining the guava paste or guava cheese layer, more commonly known here in Brazil as "goiabada". Ever since I got into DIY, I dreamed of a good guava concentrate! As it is pretty difficult to get flavorings from various brands down here, my first experience with any type of guava was pretty disappointing, I believe everyone can guess the brand which I'm talking about. Then, my second guava type flavor was Sweet Guava from Capella, I'll be honest here and say that this flavoring is far from what a real pink-centered guava tastes like, it is more of a very light watered down guava juice.
Fast forward to early December 2019 when I got Pink Guava in the mail. As soon as took the cap off and took a whiff, I fell in love with it! I had finally gotten that real, ripe guava smell. One of my favorite parts of the guava is the skin, which brings a tartness that balances so well with the sweet, creamy inside of it, and I gotta say, Pink Guava brings all of this to the table, except for the extreme sweetness that is part of that delicious pink, redish center.
Alright, enough with the small talk, let's get down to business!
WF Banana Pureé/TPA Brown Sugar/VT Glazed Strawberries/FLV Pink Guava/CAP Sweet Guava - All these make the Guava Paste layer, each playing its role here to bring the perfect "goiabada". The banana pureé and glazed strawberries bring both the creaminess and the glazed/jammy feeling of the cooked up guava. The brown sugar here is pretty obvious, contributing to the sweetness as well as the "cooked" sugar. And then comes the beauty of the guavas, pink guava is an almost complete guava and sweet guava does a wonderful job completing it with its inherent sweetness and lighter body.
Ok, after I developed the perfect guava paste layer, I needed the Perfect Cheesecake, and that's where the @Developed team came in and solved all my previous cheesecake attempts. It really is the perfect cheesecake flavor and with the guava paste on top if, I finally nailed my favorite dessert in vape form!
I recommend making a one-shot of this guava paste to use it in other recipes that might call for something of the sort. Corn bread is actually really good with it and I'm working on another recipe to balance both flavors appropriately.
If you read this huge text, I appreciate the time. Now, if you just scrolled down and got down here just to see the recipe, mix this up ASAP and make sure to leave a feedback!
My goal was to recreate a banana cookie with hints of honey and cinnamon that I used to eat as a child. I tried this before with no success because the banana layer just wasn't right because of missing flavors. I nailed this profile as soon as I got some more bananas in my stash.
This is good as a SNV but everything goes into place after a week.
VT Biscuit Base/FA Cookie - these two together bring a perfect crunchy buttery cookie
Bananas - At these % this blends into the cookie base perfectly to create a single unit banana cookie
FA Honey - Just enough to give the needed honey
VT Honeycomb - This helps boost the honey and bring some creaminess into the profile
CAP Cinnamon Sugar - This brings a nice cinnamon without overtaking all the other flavors
FA Vanilla Tahity - This was the chosen vanilla for the mix, it fits perfectly into the cookie and cannot be substituted for any other vanillas
CAP Super Sweet - I actually use my own sucralose dilution that is very similar to super sweet in strength but doesn't contain all the other ingredients found in it. As always, add it to your liking but at 0.25 this brings just enough sweetness to the mix
I have been mixing for around 2 yeas and this is my first contribution to ATF, any input from you on here would be very welcome, good or bad!