Paw Paw Pie (Dismal Pie)
Paw Paws are a strange sort of fruit called a custard apple. It works wonderfully as a non-descript soft tropical flavor. It also makes great desserts (although I've seen it paired with fish before). It's creamy with a raw/ earthy sweet flavor. This is not a pastry sort of pie but more like a fruity custard pie in a graham cracker crust that was hand pressed with butter and sugar into the pan.
It's the wrong time of year for this fruit that naturally grows in the American Applachia as it's far too DISMAL outside ;).
VT Paw paw is nearly spot on for a real paw paw but far too soft so in order to bring it forward and make it a richer flavor over the creamy bit of the pie I brought in it's incomplete cousins to bolster it: Flv mango and wf cherimoya. The mango is sweet and bright whereas the cherimoya brings the rind and edge of the fruit with a slight bit of pineapple sweetness. To keep the smooth creamy flavor/texture a touch of flv vanilla pudding was used.
The crust is mostly flv graham cracker for the crust with a tiny bit of TPA CC (graham crust) that ties it in with the paw paw rather than sitting completely separate from the rest of the pie.
When used at 4% NF Almond is a thick cooked cherry, very realistic too.
SA VCN does all of the heavy lifting for the custard all by itself.
Simple and delicious.
Update: so my bad, I dumped the 2 testers together to create this and its been pointed out to me that these % should have been cut in half. I'm altering the recipe now to reflect the change.
Crap! You're late because you got caught up enjoying this sweet and delicious crepe filled with smooth buttercream with apple chunks and crushed almonds, topped with a gooey spiced amaretto sauce. Still have to get to that AA meeting though!
So I've had this sitting around awhile and it seems to have gotten a bit harsh even though it was smooth to start with. I am trying to work out of it's the apple, the cinnamons or just my change in hardware.
Update 2: lowered the fuji, marzipan and crepe. Much smoother now.
Made for Mixers' Club Feb 2020
Take the best parts of existing recipes to create something new.
Green Bastard (parts) + Panther Blood (parts) + Bert's Soda Base (whole)
I started by simply trying to take half of 2 recipes (the first 2) and make it work but it was too much fruit and nothing else. It needed something more. Green Blood didn't work by itself even after tinkering the harshness of the blackberry and grapes down.
This is where I tried out a few bases for it to settle on top of with the soda taking me by surprise. It's not a berry-sprite as I was expecting given the ingredients.
I hope that this too takes you pleasantly by surprise, as true love often does.
[Btw, my ws23 is 30% in pg]
Strawberries and cream
I have come a long way in the past 6 months as a mixer and felt it was time to revisit the profile. Fresh ideas and a better stash.
(To anyone who suffered my old strawberry delight recipe, this is my apology)
To be begin with, I made a 10% dilution of FLV Alpine Strawberry with pg. Added 0.1g of that 10% dilution which equals out to 0.01% of actual flavor into my 10ml tester.
4% tfa strawberry ripe really fills in the rest of the strawberry notes. It's also still my single favorite strawberry.
Now, as for the cream and body, I went with a 1:1 FLV Cream and Marshmallow Vanilla which is good by itself but I found that it needed a bit of heaviness. Something to fill in the bottom. Custard really brought the more pudding-like cream that I really wanted for this.
Time: To be honest, after mixing this up I forgot about it on the shelf. I finally remembered 12 days later. Protip: always write the date it was mixed up on the bottle because otherwise I wouldn't have known how long it had been there.
Acetyl pyrazine boosts the nuttiness of the soft almond in the cookie while marshmallow gives it thickness and body. I could add more cookie but I kind of like it this way. Soft, sweet and slightly nutty.
The story behind this mix is simple, I was sick of the good recipes that I had managed to make and wasn't really interested in the "what i can make" list. I took my tester of wf sc almond cookie and started to vape on it but it needed something for body so in went some marshmallow. Then i felt like i almost lost the soft almond so I touched it up with a tiny bit of AP. Tried it some more and decided that it was exactly what I was looking for at that moment but I wanted a little sweetness but not a candy like sweetness that you get from cap super sweet alone. I'd say that the flavor of an almond sandy cookie is there but not the dryness and texture. Overall, it has a nice light flavor and a nice body. I can see how someone else might want to add some kind of cookie to this but it doesn't really need it.
Mostly cold on the back of the throat since there's more polar blast than ws23 but I felt it needed a little coldness on the front end as well.
Flv lemonade is the middle ground between smoothie base and pink guava that pulls them together and fills it out. It also lends a touch of inherent sweetness while keeping it light and bright.