Pasteles con guava y queso
A Cuban pastry with guava and cheese. Usually a stuffed pastry, but I wanted the guava and cheese on top because this isn’t for eating.
VT/WF Croissant & FA Apple Pie for the pastry shell.
LB Baker’s Touch for a little spice and thickness.
LA Cream Cheese icing for cream cheese icing.
CAP Sweet Guava as the fruit base and FW Blood Orange to make it sticky and vibrant.
*I’m going to try this next time with 1% OOO Vanilla Custard Cheesecake instead the the LA Cream Cheese Icing.
I was trying to get close to the Jarritos Guava.
FLV Guava for sharpness because the Jarritos has a little grapefruit thing going on.
CAP Sweet Guava for the base fruit.
CAP Cantaloupe really helps sell the guava to me. It sweetens everything up, blends everything together, and add extra wetness.
FLV Citrus Soda and FA Lime Tahity (cold pressed) to enforce the soda underneath.
Switching to blueberries from the Yuno base really changed this flavor. Fresh, mashed blueberries with some tart/peel is what I wanted from FA Blueberry Juicy Ripe and WF Blueberry Jam. I had to up that WF Macadamia from Yuno for it to comes across more since it’s what held the base together.
***After a week steep, this mix did something that didn’t happen when I was testing it. The blueberries and macadamia nut created a light dark chocolate note that sits right next to the berries.
Here’s another recipe that no one asked for! The cotton candy ice cream ya’ll never tried in as closed to a waffle cone as I could get.
FW Blueberry Cotton Candy really is “blue”. It lifted the FLV Cotton Candy into their own, distinguishable flavor.
MB Classic Belgian Waffle has the flavor, but no crunch. WF Crispy Wafer deepens the waffle while adding crunch and butter.
TPA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream was always going to be the star. It was a bitch finding a good helper for it in the recipe. Until I put in FA Vienna Cream.
Fuck me. This is good.
Not done - yet. This is good, but I’m going to keep working on it and updating it.
A creamy pear-coconut. I’ve been reworking this profile to death and I think this is the best it’s going to get.
MB Shape Up and WF Ripe Pear to get a real pear flavor with the gritty mouthfeel.
FLV Sweet Coconut for some cream with VT Desiccated Coconut for flavor and texture.
TPA Graham Cracker Clear for a little sumthin’ extra.
A BLUE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE. I made it even though I was told not to. The name and idea are for @BRDZ.
The VT Boysenberry is to bridge FW Blueberry and LB Blue Raspberry together. It’s not in your face blue raspberry. OOO Vanilla Custard Cheesecake was for some sour funk. You can sub 2.75% CAP New York Cheesecake.
A thick, creamy raspberry shake-ish profile with a butterscotch ribbon throughout.
FLV Red Raspberry and INW Raspberry Concentrate have been my go-to for raspberry in desserts. A little jammy, a little candy, a little realistic.
LB Vanilla Ice Cream for texture and that clean vanilla base.
VT Milkshake Base for some of that sweet, sweet malt.
FA Butterscotch because it’s the best.