Boston Cream Pie
Posted: 07 December 2007 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have friends coming over in a few days to celebrate one of the friends’ birthday.  The birthday boy is a big fan of Boston Cream Pie.  I’ve checked through the Cake Bible and searched the online forum and can’t find a specific recipe.  What elements of the Cake Bible would make a good Boston Cream Pie?

I’ve never really had BCP myself so I don’t know if the cake portion is supposed to be moist like a yellow butter cake, or more biscuit-like.  Is a Bavarian Cream acceptable as the filling?  Or should it just be a simple vanilla pudding?  Is the topping a ganache?  Or a glaze?

I have found some recipes on the internet but would prefer to use elements found in the cake bible as the instructions are so detailed.

I’d appreciate any help.

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DKinMIA

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Posted: 07 December 2007 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks, Freshkid.  Useful information.  I’ll make a standard yellow butter cake with pastry cream between the layers and a chocolate ganache over the top.

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Posted: 07 December 2007 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Patrincia - 07 December 2007 06:57 PM

FYI - you can find the thread that Julius started under the Show and Tell category.

Thanks for the endorsement, Patrincia. smile

The recipe in SF gate makes for many servings.

In a pinch, you can make a simpler BCP by baking a foolproof spongecake in a round cake pan.  Tort to 2 layers.  Fill it with vanilla custard.  Melt chocolate and a bit of butter to make a thick glaze which you pour on top of the filled cake.  If you’re more comfortable with a yellow butter cake, you can use that instead of a sponge.

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