October 29, 2007

Bostini Cream Pie for the Daring Bakers



Daring Bakers



It is another month and another Daring Bakers' Challenge. This month it is a version of Boston Cream Pie as selected by Mary of Alpineberry. It is a cream pie with the "crust" on the top versus a top and bottom snuggled around lovely a lovely cream custard. The custard went together quite quickly as I was simultaneously helping one child with a report and the other with science and stirring! It was much faster than the whole milk, flour and sugar method. I was hesitant about the corn starch but it worked out into a 'lighter' (as light as 3 cups of heavy cream can be!) style custard. My biggest challenge by far was what the heck to bake the chiffon cakes in? At the time, I owned 4 small custard cups that I use for gravy on the side for my kids (I did end up using a few of the small cups so I could make mini Bostini's for my kids lunches). I dropped by Sur la Table and found some custard cups for $10 apiece - way too expensive. I ended up with 8 10-inch Pyrex glass cups but I didn't want 16 of the things. In the end I used the custard cups for the custard and found pot pie disposable tins for the cakes and they worked out perfectly. Another interesting tidbit - I did a google search on custard cups and came up with an article from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring this recipe dated on 5 Oct. I wondered if this was a coincidence?

I didn't know if this custard filmed over and I didn't want to chance it.


Here are the lunch box Bostinis for the kiddies. They will feel special opening these having these as a treat.
Will I make this again?


I will try making this again especially since I enjoy the flavors of orange and chocolate but when the orange harvest is in full swing. My oranges were a little sour and it shows through in the cake. I should have compensated with extra sugar.


If you dare to bake this find the recipe here at Alpineberry.

28 comments:

Meeta said...

Gorgeous! Nice job on this!

Caroline said...

Wow! Your kids must have been the envy of their friends. Great job!

DaviMack said...

I can't imagine opening one of these as part of a school lunch! I think that your children may end up staying home a loooong time, being fed so well!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wow, those are some lucky kiddo!
I also spent a long time looking all over my house trying to find little things to put the custard in. After seeing so many posts, I realize I just wasn't seeing clearly!
Beautiful job on the Bostini.

Katie said...

That's so cute you packed them for the kids' lunches. Much better than jello!! :)

Deborah said...

I love the little ones you packed for the kids - I'm sure my husband wishes I would have done that for him!! Great job!

Belinda said...

Such cute little Bostinis! I like the striped cloth as a backdrop...very festive and happy! :-)

marye said...

Great job!

Gabi said...

I wish I had a Bostini in my lunchbox- way to go Mom! :)
xoxo

Jen Yu said...

Wow! That is the nicest lunch treat I have ever seen. You have some pretty lucky children :) Nice bostinis - great job.

jen at use real butter

Mary said...

Those little plastic cups are such a great idea. Anyone would feel special having one of those in their lunchbox. =)

April said...

Beautiful Bostini's!! I want one in my lunch!

breadchick said...

Great job again this month Wendy!!

slush said...

Oh my, the lunchbox tinis are adorable! I know my son would have loved it had I sent one in for his snack.

Beautiful job!

Ivonne said...

Lunchbox bostinis ... I bet your kids were really popular at school!

Love the bostinis!

Claire said...

Great job!

Anne said...

it's a good idea to pack them for your kids :) you did a wonderful job. the chocolate glaze covering ths chiffon cake made it even more decadent.

Lis said...

What a fabulous idea for the kids lunches! Not to mention that'd be a great way to freeze the desserts too, yes? I have a bunch of those cups too, wish I could have had your smarts the day I made mine, Wendy! =)

Terrific challenge!

xoxo

marias23 said...

Yum, your kids must've loved that particular lunch :)

Sheltie Girl said...

Lovely job on your bostinis. I'm delighted your kids enjoyed it. My children didn't care for anything, but the chocolate.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Quellia said...

I bet those must have been some very happy kids, finding a Bostini in their lunch! Nice job!

Julie said...

Your Bostini looks great, but oh wow, I really wish I had one of the portable version right now! Your kids are so lucky! I'm glad this came together so well for you! =)

Simmy said...

Wow that looks amazing as does most of the stuff you've made in the last few posts.

I'll come back ot visit when I've finished madly dyeing today.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

how happy would i have been as a kid to open my charlie brown lunchbox and find that?! yes, i think it's the cornstarch that thickened up the custard in a snap. it can be a more potent thickener than flour.

Dolores said...

Lunch box Bostinis. I LOVE it!

Gotta know, though, how do you get those past the egg-allergy police? :)

Peabody said...

How cute are the ones for the lunchboxes!

Andrea said...

Um, I'll happily take a Bostini in my lunch, thank you!! :-)

Tartelette said...

Lucky kids! I sure would not mind popping one out of the reezer right about now! Beautiful job!