Themes or Styles or any other term you want to give it, refer to the overall tone of the recipe. Now this is usually developed as you get further into your mixing, and definitely not until you start mixing your own recipes. Well you can take this even further in mixing. The example I give in the video is the way I create the Lime Yogurt recipe that you will see below. The theme of this recipe is more of a “commercial” or “candied” yogurt profile, something like a Go-gurt, and much like I did with my Strawberry Variant. Because I’m able to understand this theme, understand the flavor profiles that go into making this theme, I’ll be able to put together a recipe that meets that criteria, a lot easier than if I were to just go out and wing it. There are certain boundaries I need to stay within, to meet the standard of the theme, and if I can do so with my recipe, it will allow a much more vivid representation of the profile I want to capture. Thus, furthering the authenticity of the recipe.
Sticking To Your Style
It’s always best to find the style you think best portrays your work, or the style you have the most fun in creating, sticking to it, and further honing your craft. If you take a look at the work of many other artists, they all have one style that they like to explore. For example, I tend to go after accuracy in my recipes, trying to capture profiles exactly as I taste them. These profiles I try to capture are often more “commercial” products on the shelf, like a Chocolate Glazed Doughnut, or a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. This is just my style, and I think it best represents my skills, and my vision. Your style might be to create brand new flavors, or your style might even be anti-flavor. That’s up to you! But I want to make a note that its always a good idea to try and reach outside your comfort zone when it comes to your art. Though, honing your own style, and making a cohesive body of work, will always get you more attention and praise. Everyone knows a Picasso when they see it, or a Pollack, or a Warhol. I challenge you to do the same. The reason this works is because no one can do your style better than you. So if you ever try to imitate someone else’s style, or you try to reject your own style, your results might not be very favorable. Challenge yourself and step outside the box, but I say only to further the skills and vision of your OWN style.
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FLV Lime: This flavoring is the star of the recipe and defines the type of flavor it is. In the context of this post and video, it’s what keeps this recipe inside its Theme, and best represents the type of profile I do because of my Style. This flavoring at 2.5% gives such a vivid lime flavor that tastes more like a Lime Soda than anything else. It’s candied, and nothing like the limes you’ll get in other lime ingredients (figures since its FLV). I use it here to set the stage of what’s to come. It’s a very strong flavoring, but force muting it at 2.5% will allow it to round out, and after a steep the creams will bloom into the flavor.
CAP Greek Yogurt: This is the Yogurt flavor. It has that slightly sharp tartness, or sourness that comes with a real greek yogurt. That note pairs up with the profile of the FLV Lime very well leaving a very odd, yet delicious lime yogurt flavor where the profiles contrast eachother quite well. 5% is plenty, and anything more would just be unnecessary.
FA Lime Cold Pressed: This is nothing more than to further push that extremely vivid lime more forward. 0.5% of this flavoring won’t add too much of its flavor, but it will give the recipe a nice little kick in the behind to get things moving along. Probably can be left out if you don’t have it.
FA Meringue / Fresh Cream: This is soften the creams, add more mouth feel, and give that dairy note that lacking in the CAP Greek Yogurt.
CAP Super Sweet / FW Cotton Candy: The FW Cotton Candy is more than just adding some EM. That EM added to the lime helps take down some of its sharpness. After a couple days, it’ll help soften that lime, without killing its bright flavor and sweetness. The Super Sweet just sweetens the whole pot and leaves a nice lime feeling on the palate that helps push that authenticity along.