Nowadays i'm hitting the streets way more often with a POD in my hand. When I'm at home - i'm back on my RDA's. However I've been chasing a creamy smooth cigar like sweet tobacco. But something that would register on the palate in a POD.
This is all that, its a cigar like tobacco (Kentucky + Red Burley) - backed up with a THICC and dirty cream (RY4 Double + CAP Sweet Cream). With a good Vanilla to hold the two together (Holy Vanilla).
Sweeten to taste - I like it at 0.2% SS.
Winning Recipe - HEAT 3 of DIYDU vs TFV - Small Pastries - Find the judging at the end of this video : https://youtu.be/4jT7KEObERo
WARNING!! FLV Rich Cinnamon is a 10% Dilution. WARNING!!
This is a collaboration recipe from : Liam, Theo, Rudi, Deetz, Daniel, Richard
Here is a little secret, if a South African ever makes you a Milk Tart - you immediately know that you did something super amazing or special for them. So it would come as no surprise why we are putting this recipe in-front of the judges for the final heat. To thank them for all the effort they put into the judging to make this whole Mix-Off a reality. Thanks guys!
As dangerous as a South African might sound behind the oven, when it comes to Milk Tart - it is at the very centre of the South African culture. We know exactly what a Original Milk Tart should taste like, and in this challenge we wanted to showcase this awesome local delicacy - and how team work done correctly, can really pay off in authenticity.
Good ol' melktert the Afrikaans name for 'milk tart'; the classic, South African dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking.
This sweet pastry is omnipresent in South Africa; it appears at every church bazaar, bake sale, home industry, supermarket, or bakery, and has surely featured on every South African food blogger's blog - and even on International Chef Sensation Jamie Oliver's Instagram.
Milk Tart Casing Layer
Considering the flavour house limitation in this round - we decided to use FA Cookie + CAP Golden butter to create a soft buttery pastry, that would allow a delicate creamy custard filling to shine without bullying it.
Milk Tart Filling Layer
This was not an easy filling to create, we really needed to work together as a team to find the correct balance and ingredients for this filling. FA Custard Premium was unanimously chosen to add the buttery custard notes, without bringing a hard vanilla note. FLV Cream & TFA Dairy Cream were used together to add a bit more depth to the custard, and help sell that thick creamy dairy note that a classic Milk Tart would have. We used FA Meringue for its delicious eggy notes - and used it low, to make this recipe Ultra Realistic.
Cinnamon Dust Layer
We used FLV Rich Cinnamon in a PG dilution (10%) as our spice note - like any good Milk Tart, its dusted off with a fine cinnamon - just enough to showcase that classic cream & cinnamon pairing.
The FLV Rich Cinnamon Dilution
1ml FLV Rich Cinnamon = 1.00g
9ml PG = 9.33g
Heat 2 - Pudding
This is our submission for Heat 2 of the DIYDU vs TFV MixOff. This challenge is all about pudding, but ensuring that the hero of the recipe is the creamy element.
Collaboration Recipe by the TFV Team: Theo, Liam, Deetz, Daniel, Rudi, Richard
We decided to go retro, and create a full cream Panna Cotta. Interestingly enough, we only found 3 Panna Cotta recipes on ATF - and all of them use MB Panna Cotta - so creating this layer from scratch was part of the innovation we want to highlight in this recipe.
This is a White Chocolate Infused Panna Cotta - drizzled with Mixed Berry Coulis
Panna Cotta Layer
Traditionally a Panna Cotta is a sweet cream with a bit of gelatin added to help it set in the fridge. This is why we decided to go with CAP Sweet Cream, it has a full body dairy / cream behind it with a touch of sweetness, but it needs a little help - CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, is a extremely underrated concentrate, here it helps fluff out the CAP Sweet Cream and adding a slight vanilla note to the mix that helps bridge the Panna Cotta Layer with the Mixed Berry Coulis Layer. Finally this delicate layer is infused with FLV White Chocolate - the creamy thick sweetness from this layer sets you up nicely to balance it with a mouthwatering tartness that inherently comes with berries.
Mixed Berry Coulis Layer
The mixed berry layer is made up of FLV Berry blend, an under utilised concentrate, this is a mix of red and dark berries with a slight syrupy mouthfeel to this we have added FLV Boysenberry low enough to impart the wonderful jammy qualities it posses without giving a lot of the flavour, this enhances the syrupy mouthfeel of berry blend, giving you a wonderful mixed berry coulis with a mouth watering tartness, the perfect topping for the Panna Cotta
This mix is beautiful off a shake and will just improve with time
TFV vs DIYDU HEAT1 - Winning Recipe
We talk about this recipe here : https://youtu.be/YieqNx5zmAE
This is a collaboration recipe for the TFV vs DIYDU Heat 1 - MixOff Compo.
TFV Team = Liam Davey, Theo Thiart, Deetz, Richard, RudeRudi, Dr Store
We set out to create a tantalising, unique fruit profile by exploring some of the lesser known fruit profiles available. We wanted something daring and lesser known to stretch our combined mixing skills. We settled on Acai berry fairly early on in the recipe development process and knew that we just had to utilize this unusual and intriguing berry. We decided to create chocolate covered bananas without using any chocolate , as this is a fruit challenge after all...
FLV Acai is a hidden gem in the mixing community (until now) and finally deserves it’s day in the sun. This mysterious berry is the fruit of the Acai palm tree and its flavour profile is a cross between a blackberry, raspberry and chocolate! The inherent tartness and realistic, rich berry flavour is second to none, but that is not the best part... This little gem has a little trick up its sleeve! The acai berry’s natural cocoa characteristics comes through beautifully on the exhale and provides a rich, natural chocolate note.
TPA Banana Cream was the obvious banana choice, given the vendor restriction for the compo. The banana cream, with its innate creamy banana custard characteristics, is the perfect vehicle to receive the rich, dark chocolate sauce bestowed on it.
FA Pear’s role is to impart some juiciness and sweetness without detracting for our heroes and does the job here with ease.
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We spoke about it in this video: https://youtu.be/jF_6rVlT9wo
This is a realistic full cream milk layer, you can vape this on its own - but it really screams for a top note, I would say good options are:
JF Sweet Strawberry 2%
INW Strawberry Shisha 2%
TFA Banana Cream 2.5%
HS Chocolate Cream 1.5 + CAP Double Chocolate V2 0.75%
Don't be afraid to add a little sweetener, as most flavoured milk has some sweetener in it.
FLV Milk & Honey - nice full milk flavour, has a darker sweetness to it
CAP Sweet Cream - There is a cheesyness to it that I am currently addicted to, it helps fill out the middle notes of the layer
TFA Dairy Milk - This adds depth to the whole layer, it also ads a prominent dairy note to the mix.
We spoke about this recipe here : https://youtu.be/UYOMo1NQRIo
This is a tobacco recipe that reminds me of my grandparents aka "The Gindra's" - my grandfather was always smoking, and my grandmother never missed and opportunity to shove a chocolate in my hand. So this is a combination of that, even though I didnt use any chocolate concentrates in this mix, Red Burly has a chocolate note in it.
Sweet and Smokey - this adds the sweetness and smokey vibe to the tobacco
Red Burley - This tobacco is one of my favourites, it has a chocolate note in it that I really love
Shisha Vanilla - adds the vanilla note, and a smidge of body with the creaminess it has built into it.
Made a 3 2 1 quickie that I want to share with you guys - I find it difficult to get a custard just right. For me it needs to have a full thick mouth feel, with deep butter and light eggy notes. This is more of the custard base, look in the notes below for my recommendations on the vanilla.
INW Custard - This is a custard that develops in a week, so I used this one as it gets you 90% there.
CAP Sweet Cream - helps fill out the blank spots in the middle of INW Custard
CAP Golden Butter - This deepens the custard right from the start.
This is pretty much a custard base - admittedly this needs a harder Vanilla in it, I would reach for one of these if you prefer your vanilla HARDER! :)
-DFS Holy Vanilla at 1.2%
-CAP French Vanilla or 1.5%
-FA Madagascar (Vanilla Classic) 1%
Sweeten to taste, I like it sweet at 0.3% CAP SS.
We talk about this layer in this video: https://youtu.be/H6dmCABsHI0
This is not a complete recipe, this is a apple filling with custard drenched all over it. Its delicious on its own. But you can get creative and add your favourite crust or crumble layer to this, and you will have a full dimensional vape.
So after a few attempts I finally created a layer that i'm happy to release. I'm a shake and vape kinda guy, and the biggest mission for me was to create a custard layer that has enough body right from the shake.
INW Custard - nice full body custard, fastest steeper of the bunch - also nice eggy notes to it. But needs help as a SnV
TFA Cheesecake Graham Crust - This adds the body to the vape, and it was added low to not bring any cheesecake to the party.
CAP Golden butter - Deepens the custard right from the shake you get some depth when you add this.
FLV Apple Filling - I used it at 1% as I feel that is enough cinnamon, and enough apple to sell the profile i'm going for.
This is a up town sun downer cocktail that only the affluent really understands - Ice Cold Expensive White Muscat Grape Vino - with a dash lemonade, and frozen Honey Dew Ice cubes - I know honey, BOUJEEEEEE.
FLV Moscato - Delicious Grape flavour, this is my new FA White Grape
FLV Citrus Soda - Dash of lemonade fizz, helps out with the body of the mix also
FLV Brut Bubble Wine - bends the white grape to a Vino
CAP Honeydew - used very low to mess with the grape and bring a new exotic flavor out of the vino
WS23 - Fizz, Cool
SS - It needs it, this is a cocktail - it really helps the fruit pop a bit more.
So this is the first boozy vape that I have created - I would say that it serves as a gateway to other boozy / cocktail vapes out there. I love working with grapes, and that translates well when working with wines.
We spoke about it in this video : https://youtu.be/nDlyaa2zQ0M
This is not a complete recipe, just a layer - but there is tons of things you can do with it. Its a delicious full bodied juicy mango - with a purple black currant finish. Oddly these two fruit belong together. You are going to need a smidge of Super Sweet to in this combo - trust me. It works very well.
Ice cream - Perhaps something like LB Vanilla Ice Cream
Cocktail - look for a white rum, or vodka base
Ice Lolly - Bang some ws23 in here, and you are going to have a party