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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sweet Like Victory

Welcome to my first entry in the monthly Daring Bakers challenge, in which hundreds of food bloggers prepare the same elaborate recipe and post about it on the same day. It's mighty coincidental that the selected posting day this month is the day after the Boston Red Sox won the World Series - and that the chosen recipe is for a dessert modeled after Boston Cream Pie.


Meet the Bostini Cream Pie. Whereas the traditional Boston Cream has two layers of vanilla sponge cake filled with vanilla custard and topped with chocolate ganache, the Bostini begins with a thick vanilla custard in a bowl, throws a mini orange chiffon cake on top and drizzles the whole thing with warm chocolate glaze. Needless to say, it's delicious, although so rich that I'm pretty sure it took at least a week off of my life - the custard alone called for 10 egg yolks, not to mention the rest of the heavy cream, butter, sugar, and chocolate that went into the entire production.



Although the Daring Bakers are instructed to follow the recipe to the letter, we were allowed to reduce the recipe this time because of the massive portions of dessert it was designed to produce. I halved mine, and it still turned out beautifully. I made it while Joe was here visiting earlier this month, and he was the best sous-chef any girl could ask for. (I hope he forgives my baseball-related gloating; he's not exactly a Sox fan.)

To see hundreds of other Bostini Cream Pies, presented and plated in all kinds of creative ways, visit the Daring Bakers blog roll starting today. If you're feeling daring yourself, you can check out the recipe over at Alpineberry, whose creator, Mary, is this month's host and selected our delicious recipe.

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29 Comments:

Blogger Julius said...

Hi Becky,

Glad to meet you and your blog via Daring Bakers! Your bostini is gorgeous - it looks like the perfect serving size. :)

I'm a newly minted DB'er as well. Please feel free to check out my bostini here.

Julius

11:38 AM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

Congrats on a first challenge accomplished!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Very nice! I agree about the serving size – wish I had reduced mine. I too am glad the Sox won; they were my consuming passion once upon a time.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

Your very first Daring Baker challenge looks lovely...good job! I agree that the entire recipe would have yielded a huge quantity of Bostinis! Yikes! Half the recipe was a wise direction to go in for more human sized portions. :-)

4:09 PM  
Anonymous abby said...

that looks great becky, i love drizzled effect of the chocolate sauce, i think i drowned mine!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Great job on your wonderful looking bostini's.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Simona said...

Congratulations on completing the first challenge and doing such a nice job!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

your cake looks beautiful, great job on your first DB challenge

7:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wonderful job on your first challenge!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Ivonne said...

Congratulations on completing your first Daring Baker challenge! You did a great job!

9:23 PM  
Blogger slush said...

Grats on your first challenge, it looks fabulous!! Super job!

9:52 PM  
Blogger breadchick said...

Great job on your first post and GO SOX!!!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

the bostini looks really delicious! well done :)

8:08 AM  
Blogger April said...

Great job on completing your first challenge! It looks tasty!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Lis said...

Excellent Becky! You did a beautiful job, your bostini is gorgeous =)

It's always wonderful to have a good sous chef, isn't it? heheee!

Way to go! Welcome to the group. =)

xoxo

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jen Yu said...

Yay! You did it! And it looks fantastic. Excellent work on your first challenge.

jen at use real butter

11:36 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Great job on your first DB challenge! It looks wonderful!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Great job!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I like the drizzles of chocolate.

Well done on your first challenge~

5:07 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm so happy you've joined the DBs. You did a great job on your Bostinis.

4:44 AM  
Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ummm mighty coincidental, you think that's conincidental . . .
Love your Bostini!
Welcome. So happy to have you join us Becky.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Tartelette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed making it and eating it! And you had a great sous-chef to boot!

2:20 PM  
Blogger marias23 said...

Congrats on finishing your first DB challenge. It's absolutely gorgeous and droolworthy!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

A whole week off your life? Well, it's quality, not quantity, right? =D Your Bostini looks great! Congratulations on your first challenge!

3:14 AM  
Blogger Inne said...

Well done on your first challenge Becky! And what's a week less when you have these delicious bostinis.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Dolores said...

Beautiful Bostini Becky... congratulations on a successful first challenge.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Quellia said...

Nice work! And yes, nice timing on the challenge posting/Sox win.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Gabi said...

Beautiful Bostini!
Congrats on your first DB challenge completed so well!
xoxo

5:27 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

Well done. I love the drizzle of the chocolate.

2:14 PM  

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