Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bostini Cream Pie

What an appropriate time for the Daring Bakers to celebrate Boston.

This month we made delicious Bostini Cream Pie. It was a delicious mini chiffon cake with an orange twist, sitting in a bath of creamy custard and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Boston Cream Pie being one of my favorite desserts, I was excited to try this month's challenge. It was a hit with the whole family, and luckily the "8-serving" recipe actually made 20 servings (I made them in muffin tins as I do not have 7-oz ramekins). Leftovers were delicious, too, though I prefer it fresh so the cake is room temperature.

I liked the cake, but it doesn't compare to my favorite Boston Cream Pie. That's why I might not make this recipe again. My favorite is located at some very old restaurant in Boston. I don't remember the name of the place, just the loud-laughing drunk girl, good company, and delicious Boston Cream Pie with sliced almonds stuck to the side.

It wasn't too difficult to make. I have always had good luck in making custards and puddings, but this one started to get lumpy on me. I think I heated it too quickly. I salvaged it because I didn't have another 4 cups of heavy cream to spare. Also, the chiffon cake can be fussy. I had two muffin tins, and one I cooked until they were golden, the other I took out a few minutes before. They were done, but not at all golden. They looked kind of sickly white, actually, and I was worried about them. Turns out that sickly white made for a better texture.

If you decide to try the recipe, you can find it here http://alpineberry.blogspot.com/ . Note that you will need a LOT of cream and like 20 eggs.

Oh yeah, and here's a picture of last month's challenge. I cannot beleive I never posted about it because it was really to-die-for. The dough was so yummy with a hint of lemon. I only made the sticky buns, but if I was making the cinnamon rolls, I would add butter to the cinnamon filling. Other than that, they are perfect! Try this. http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/2007/09/30/a-daring-bakers-ode-to-buns-cinnamon-and-sticky-that-is/
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19 comments:

Mary said...

I also ended up making 20 servings too! Great job on your Bostinis.

Anne said...

Glad you were able to do the challenge! the sticky bun looks delish as well :)

Sheltie Girl said...

Lovely job on the bostinis. Congratulations on finishing your cinnamon buns too.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Annemarie said...

Ah, it's a shame you never posted about the sticky buns - they were fab, weren't they? Both your bostini and your buns look lovely.

Jen Yu said...

Good job on your Bostinis, they look terrific! I'm impressed that you made the whole recipe - it's A LOT of food :)

jen at use real butter

Deborah said...

Wonderful job! And it's good to see your sticky buns, too!

Claire said...

Glad you got to do a dessert you love! That's always fun.

slush said...

This recipe was made to feed an army! You did a great job on the tinis and your stickies look fab too!

Lis said...

Sounds like a good restaurant. =)

Love your bostini! And I'm so happy to hear you made and liked the sticky buns.. yay!

xoxo

marias23 said...

Yum, such a nice, thick-looking chocolate sauce!

Gabi said...

Nice job on the Bostinis!
Glad to see your sticky buns too.
xoxo

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Actually it only used 14 eggs but that still a lot of eggs! And yes the recipes idea of 8 generous servings hinges on that generous word. 20 was about right.
Some times the real deal can't hold a candle to a knock off.
I loved those stickie buns the best.

Julie said...

Your Bostinis and your buns look great! I'm not surprised you were able to make so many servings. I halved my custard recipe because I bought only a pint of cream, and it was still enough to make 8 fully plated desserts, with some leftover components to play with!

Ivonne said...

I think we all thoroughly enjoyed last month's challenge! I love your bostinis and have to agree with you, an actual boston cream pie is better! Still, though, they turned out great!

Andrea said...

Wow, you tackled the whole recipe! Very daring! I only made a half recipe and still had 8 good-sized servings to share with the neighbors. Congrats on the challenge as well as the cinnamon buns. :-)

wmpe said...

I made the whole recipe too and it made a lot! Your bostinis look great. Wendy

Dolores said...

Beautiful Bostini, Holly. :)

I'm curious... is that "baltic brown" counter top I spy in the background?

Peabody said...

Yeah, I'm not making this again either...so I wouldn't worry. Lovley job on your cake.

Shauna said...

What beautiful light on that last shot. Oh, those look damned good!