My Past Method of Matching Flavors
It has been my practice to choose an ingredient and try and figure out what flavors would go with that taste. Since I am a Google type of girl it is my go-to for answers. I don't always get the answers I am seeking so, of course, I wing it. This has worked so far, but if I wanted more than one matching of flavors I am floundering trying to figure that out.
So, for an example, I wanted to know what flavor would go with lemon and would a nut go with it? I am trying to learn to make my own creations and flavor combinations, but I am still having difficulty. I belong to a couple of Facebook baking groups and my eyes focused on the title of a book called "The Flavor Bible" that was in one of the Facebook posts I was reading.
Can I Love a Book?
Everyone was raving about this book and one woman said one of her children spilled water on her copy of the book and she almost cried. Well, can I tell you I wanted to know more in a big way? I mean even the title was enough to intrigue me into going onto Amazon and purchasing "The Flavor Bible" by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. Thinking not everyone can get the book right away I am going to post how I put together the flavors of the cookies I bake for the week.
This also gives me the opportunity to suggest other alternatives than the ones I choose. The goal is to combine flavors that you and your family will like. Also taking a basic cookie recipe and changing it into something extraordinary.
So please if you have an ingredient that you want to know more about just email me and I will write a post about flavors that go with your ingredient. I can email you back with some suggestions.
My New Google
My goal is to be a better baker and I think I have a new love in this book and a much easier way to matching flavors to make the best cookies ever. So, I am going to retire my Google searching and see where this book takes me on flavor matching.