Updated: Version 5, I'm calling this finished.
In Glendale, CA there is a Cuban Bakery called Porto’s. They serve literally hundreds of different baked goods but among them is a favorite of my Fiancé and I, their fruit tart. The crust isn’t your traditional pie crust—it’s more like cake. The cream tastes rich like custard but isn’t too sweet. On top they put blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, and dragon fruit. They top the whole thing with a very light apricot glaze. It’s amazing.
I used FA Kiwi as it was more of a real Kiwi flavor as opposed to a booster. At 1% it is present without being overbearing.
CAP Dragon Fruit was a bit different from my normal use of TFA Dragon Fruit but once again I’m looking for candied pieces of fruit and not flavor boosters so this worked well at 1%
FA Forest Fruit is just wonderful and covers the whole range of berries I was looking for. FA Fuji Apple complements all the fruits and brightens them up.
For the crust I used a mixture of TFA Pie Crust which is what you would normally expect from a fruit tart and mixed with the classic FW Yellow Cake. It represents the unique crust of Porto’s fruit tart perfectly.
And that cream--- not just any cream would do. I’ve fallen in love with OOO Cream (Milky Undertones) because it can be used in just about any recipe that needs a cream note without added vanilla tones or sweetness. I took this almost as high as one should possibly use it and it works great. Combined with a light use of everyone’s favorite VC, CAP Vanilla Custard v1, this made the cream rich but not too sweet just like the real deal. The vanilla notes of CAP VC fortunately get lost in the mix and is just barely detectable.
Finally to top it all off, a very light usage of FA Apricot for the glaze.
Best after two weeks. This one benefits from a steep but if you insist on S&V, microwave it for 5 seconds.
Version 5. Blackberry lemon scone.
Still in progress but I feel it's worth releasing to the public.
A delicate powdery cookie with a blackberry background and pronounced lemon zing! Sweet Jesus we're getting fancy.
FW Blackberry: Why would I use anything else? Tastes like blackberry jam. Doesn't really taste like a fresh blackberry.
OOO Beignets & JF Biscuit: Buttery soft pastry and dry butter biscuit together make a very delicate crumbly cookie flavor. Originally I tried to use FA Cookie and it just wasn't right,
CAP Juicy Lemon: Just a little bit gives it a lemon rind taste which is exactly what I was going for.
FA Meringue: Sweet and creamy feel.
FA Almond: I don't know why I decided to add this, but I'm glad I did. Almonds! They're delicious.
FA Marshmallow: Adds that missing sweetness and mouth feel that I just wasn't getting from Meringue. I may replace Meringue with Powdered Sugar
The %'s may seem oddly strict but every revision just needed a little something extra and this is where I arrived.
Revision #4. Cold and Sour Strawberry Watermelon. Not too sweet but definitely a pronounced sour tangy watermelon on the inhale with a 'just right' icy kick of strawberries on the way out.
For lack of a better name, I'll just sound like an idiot and call it Strawwdurrmelon until I come up with something.
Similar to omg WTF Ice, Modus Molly, 100 Proof Sour Nectar & Apothecary Elixir No. 01. If any of these are familiar to you, you'll love this.
TPA Strawberry/Strawberry Ripe + OOO Strawberry Sour Belts
The classic strawberry mixture with a tangy twist. The combination tastes like a strawberry with some under-ripened bits near the stem creating the sour fruit profile without needing to add too much citrus.
TPA Watermelon Candy
It's a very strong flavor and easily overpowers the rest if not kept in balance. Similar to the sweet candy center of a watermelon Warhead after the sour is consumed, I thought this would be a perfect match for a sour strawberry.
FA Lemon Sicily & FA Fuji Apple
Combined these two flavors help the other fruits pop. The lemon might be attributing to the sour effect.
INW Cactus, TPA Koolada, FW Menthol:
The not-so-secret sauce! Combined together create a very wet but not too icy vape.
OOO Strawberry Sour Belts didn't have quite enough pucker on it's own and this picked up the slack nicely. Be careful as this can mute your flavors if over-used.
--Credit to Daniel Store from the DIYorDIE Mixers Collective for the original theory-recipe--
You can get a similar (But certainly not the same sour kick) flavor in lieu of OOO Strawberry Sour Straws by increasing TFA Sour to .4%, TFA Strawberry & TFA Strawberry Ripe to 2%.
To make it more candy-like without needing sweetener, increase Watermelon Candy to 3%
I recommend 75/25 VG/PG Ratio but 70/30 works fine too.
It's fine after just a day of steeping but really shines after day 3.
ICEE needs to get in on this asap. I want to drink it but I'll die.
Steal this recipe. You're free to share it, sell it, give it to your friends and tell them you made it, I don't care.