I have been fiddling with my nuts a lot recently and wanted to make some kind of cream as a result. I then had the idea that it would be great to do this on a cookie and share it with everyone!
So I present to you the fruits of my labour; a lovely, rich, warm and delicious recipe. Works as S&V, but improves over time, really seeming to develop a gorgeous richness after a week.
To give a bit of insight into the way I develop my recipes, I break the flavours down into layers and then try to find 'bridge' flavours which can join each layer together.
For example, I went with TPA hazelnut for the base 'nut' layer of the recipe, bridging to ice cream with both EJM hazelpotamus and WF hazelnuts and cream.
For ice cream, I used CC cookie dough ice cream, which bridges to the cookie layer provided by CAP sugar cookie. FW cookie butter rounds everything out and complements all of the layers with a lovely richness.
You could very easily tweak this or use subs; a vanilla cream/ice cream would increase the ice creaminess, or you could ramp up the nuttiness with some acetyl pyrazine. The only real essentials are hazelnut and sugar cookie.
I am considering swapping out hazelnuts and cream for some VT toffee ice cream, which would provide a caramel note.
Anyway, here it is! Please give it a mix and let me know what you think. Your feedback is hugely appreciated!
Brown betty a la mode, a caramel apple brown betty pie with vanilla ice cream.
I approached this recipe by layering the profile into the separate components: fruit, pastry, caramel sauce and ice cream. I tried very hard to keep the number of ingredients to a minimum. Perhaps I need a more diverse stash?
Fruit: I wanted a sweet, sticky cooked apple component without it being too bright; I used apple fuji and apple pie together with a touch of pear and dragonfruit to mellow it down.
Pastry: I decided that the notes I wanted for the sweet pastry/crumble could be achieved with sugar cookie and Graham cracker. I used Graham cheesecake to add a sweetness to it, and the wafer in the lucky shot creates a bridge to the next layer.
Caramel sauce: the caramel in the lucky shot is rounded out by english toffee and dulce de leche. I was thinking of a thick, sweet caramel sauce or even custard to this part, which is helped by the Devon cream and custard premium.
Vanilla ice cream: I wanted to get a feeling of a melting scoop of ice cream sat on top of the pie. TPA VBIC does the job very nicely together with the Devon cream and custard. The marshmallow rounds it all out with a rich sweetness.
I am sure that plenty of subs could be made for just as successful a recipe. I would be interested to hear about them.
Give it a mix, steep for at least a week (I would suggest 3 actually) and let me know what you think!
Having spent quite a while working on my DIY game by mixing other people's recipes, experimenting with percentages, building up my stash and mixing gear and starting to look into profiles, I have finally created something of my own which I feel is worthy of sharing!
I have been enjoying banana milks recently, but noticed a lack of available banoffee profile recipes when a friend asked me to make one for him.
I started off simple, but kept adding more to the profile until I had the complex beast you see before you (of which I went through 30ml in a day after a 7 day steep).
I won't do a huge breakdown of all ingredients and how they add to the mix as it would take way too long, but would love any suggestions for improvement.
Initially mixed with a milk frother in a warm water bath (not for speed steeping but because it reduces the viscosity of the base making blending more effective) in a 180ml batch, the recipe starts to get great at 7 days but is AWESOME after 3 weeks.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! 😊