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It is time again for another Daring Bakers Challenge!! I can’t believe October is almost over already….

I told myself I would not procrastinate the Daring Bakers challenges anymore, but of course I made this for dessert on Sunday night before needing to post about it on Monday. At least I didn’t have any troubles with this one!

It’s always fun to do something that I am familiar with, like the cinnamon buns, but it is also fun to try something new that I have never had before. This would fall into the latter category. I have had Boston Cream Pie before, but I had never heard of this challenge – the Bostini Cream Pie. This month’s challenge was chosen by Mary of Alpineberry. It comes fro
m Donna Scala & Kurtis Baguley of Bistro Don Giovanni. The recipe can be found on Mary’s blog, here.

When I first read about this month’s challenge, I was excited, but a little nervous. This dessert starts with a pool of vanilla custard, topped with an orange chiffon cake and drizzled with chocolate. Now I am a huge fan of the orange/chocolate combination, but I have never been a huge custard fan. Not that I don’t like it, but if I was given the choice of a custard filled donut or a jelly filled donut, I would always choose the jelly. So I wasn’t quite sure that I would love this, but part of being a Daring Baker is tackling the challenge, no matter what it is!!

The challenge was pretty straight forward. I made the custard, and everything came together well. I only did 1/3 of the custard, as there are only 2 of us and we don’t need to be eating custard for days!! I decided to make the full recipe of the cake, because it is a little easier to save and have for a snack another day. When I had finished the custard and emptied it into the bowls I chose to use, I licked the pan – and then went back to lick the pan – and kept going back until there was practically nothing to clean out of the pan!! This custard was GOOD!! I had high hopes for the cake, but to my surprise, it was what disappointed me a bit. I was expecting a really light cake, but mine was kind of eggy. Yeah, I know it has a HUGE amount of eggs in it, but I didn’t expect the texture to be so eggy. So I was completely surprised to find that I could have eaten the whole batch of custard, but the cake wasn’t my favorite.

So how did it all taste together? Fantastic!! We don’t usually have desserts like this after dinner (mostly because we are always too full to eat dessert!) but this was a real treat. My husband loved it so much that he ate 2!

For my last 3 Daring Bakers challenges, I have shown a slide show of the steps for the challenge, but my picture taking this time around was less than perfect. Most of the pictures are so blurry that it looks like a child took them. Oh well, there’s always next month!!

For more of the Bostini Cream Pie, visit the Daring Bakers Blogroll for a list of all of the Daring Bakers!!

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74 Responses to Bostini Cream Pie

  1. Anh says:

    Deborah, your pie turned out lovely! So beautiful, too!

  2. Anne says:

    Great job, it looks absolutely great in that photo!

  3. glamah16 says:

    Deborah,
    I agree with you about the cream. I didnt halve it and ate all the custad in a few days. Thats why I’m paying for it now.Great Job.

  4. April says:

    Looks delish!

  5. Annemarie says:

    I loved the custard too. It’s become something of my dessert comfort food. Pleased to hear you’re discovering its magic as well. :)

  6. Baking Soda says:

    Good job! I couldn’t stop licking the bowl, just loved it when it was still hot!
    Picture shows the little vanilla specks in the custard…so nice!

  7. Jenn says:

    Great job! Yours looks ever so decadent!

    http://www.chocolateshavings.ca

  8. Farah says:

    Great work, Deborah! Isn’t it funny how the three components ended up tasting the best when they were together? Here’s to procrastination! :)

  9. Laura says:

    Oh yes, it was rich, but so delicious! Fabulous job!

  10. megan says:

    I’m with you, the custard was excellent. I used the same cream to fill my coconut cake-yummy!

  11. Bake your cake and eat it too says:

    I felt nervous and excited too! I kinda put it off for the first week afraid to touch the idea of making the custard, but to my relief it turned out ok. :-) Lovely picture by the way.

  12. Meeta says:

    Brilliant job on this one. It was nice and easy wasn’t it? Love all that chocolate!

  13. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Oh Deborah you had a good one with this. You’re right, it’s a great way for me to try things I would ordinarily pass on. That’s sometimes the challenge. What will next time bring?

  14. Elisabeth says:

    We still have some left. Even though everyone really liked it my fear is that I’ll be the one that consumes the most. That means more exercise for me. :(

    I love your idea of a slide show showing each step.

  15. BC says:

    Hmmm, I’ll make the cake next time if you make the custard. My custard was a lovely soup!

  16. Laura Rebecca says:

    Wow, what a luscious presentation. Nicely done!

  17. Brilynn says:

    I made mine Sunday night as well! Better late than never… looks great!

  18. Gabi says:

    Looks great Deborah!
    We had ours for dessert last night too. So rich- I like the custard best as well- just not a chiffon cake fan.
    Your photo is beautiful-nice job!

  19. Kelly-Jane says:

    Great job! I love chocolate and orange together too. Rich and delicious!

  20. Anita says:

    Great job Deborah! It looks so rich and luscious – I couldn’t resist eating way too much of mine!

  21. Brittany says:

    Look at those beautiful vanilla beans…somehow things look tastier when you can see the vanilla beans. Looks great Deborah!

  22. Simona says:

    Making only 1/3 of the custard was a great idea. I had to throw away my first batch, so I consumed quite a bit of cream and egg yolks. Fortunately I know what to do with egg whites. Your pie looks really cute.

  23. Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita says:

    Good job, Deb :)

  24. Laura says:

    Your a girl after my own heart Deborah. I made a third of the custard and the full cake recipe but I (and all my tasters) could have eaten the custard straight from the pan. You’ve done a beautiful job as always!

  25. linda says:

    It looks great! Didn’t think the chiffon cake was great either….

  26. Inne says:

    You’re not a custard fan???? Surely I must have misread that. Glad you’re converted now though :-) It was my favourite bit of the whole dessert!

  27. Big Momma says:

    Looks yummy!!!

    I waited until the last minute as well. This was not my intention, but life got in the way.

    Take care,
    Big Momma

  28. Shandy says:

    Your so funny Deborah. The custard is excellent isn’t it? I actually ran out of custard before I ran out of little cakes. My hubby helped make sure of that. =D

    Shandy

  29. marye says:

    it was fun…and yours looks great.

  30. Andrea says:

    The custard really was decadent. I licked the spoon but managed to restrain myself and let Michael have the pan. :-)

    Lovely job!!

  31. Chris says:

    Looks great! I was all about the custard…:) I will definitely make it again soon!

  32. Claire says:

    I’m usually NOT a chocolate and orange fan, but this combo was just subtle enough that it was enjoyable. Great job!

  33. breadchick says:

    Great job again on your challenge. Glad you were able to find a few minutes and this month’s Bostinis sure were good weren’t they!!!

  34. broadcasting from a knitting parlour says:

    Good stuff, eh? A husband is good to have to help out with massive volumes of way rich food. I agree with you. That custard was over the top.

  35. Beth G. says:

    YAY!! I haven’t checked my reader yet, so yours was the first I got to see- this looks DELICIOUS! :O)

  36. Courtney says:

    wow that looks great, all your stuff does though you are a great baker, chef and blogger

  37. cupcaketastic says:

    These look great, and the custard looks tasty with the vanilla seeds speckling through it.

  38. Belinda says:

    Debrorah, your Bostini Cream Pie looks so pretty, and I like the dark chocolate glaze contasted against the orange background in the photo…very eye catching. :-) I’m not a custard person either (although it now sounds like you ARE!), but I agree, its fun to tackle new things in the Daring Baker spirit, and to learn something along the way. :-)

  39. Susan says:

    Looks great. How happy that you discovered you like custard – me too.

  40. Tartelette says:

    I ma with you on the custard..sinfully good! About the eggs, waht size eggs did you use? Sometimes it can make a big difference. They tured out beautifully anyways!

  41. Christina says:

    Wonderful job! It looks very lovely.

  42. Madeleine says:

    I love more the cake than the custard! hehehe!

    Congratulations Deborah… :)

  43. Jen Yu says:

    Looks tasty to me :) Btw, if you worry about camera blur, you can get a decent tripod for $30 to fix that! Great job on your bostinis!

    jen at use real butter

  44. Mary says:

    You really captured the spirit of being a DB! Thanks for doing a great job on the challenge.

  45. thepassionatecook says:

    how funny, i didn’t find the cake eggy at all – isn’t it interesting how everyone makes the same thing, yet the experience is different every time? i found the orange flavour of the cake really lifting and loved this dessert to bits. can’t wait for the next round!

  46. Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen says:

    Your bostinis look great!

  47. thepassionatecook says:

    i have the best intentions to make next months challenge on the first weekend in november. never, ever will i leave it so late again. because i do know that things can go wrong, i was just incredibly lucky these past two times ;-)

  48. ChefSara says:

    Looks great Deborah! My husband was a huge fan of these as well!

  49. the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד says:

    That custard is dangerous stuff! It was wise to make a smaller amount.

  50. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Great job! It looks marvelous!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  51. Kevin says:

    Your bostini cream pie looks good! I made mine on Sunday as well… The custard was my favorite part though I will definitely be making a chiffon cake again.

  52. kitten says:

    beautiful presentation. you did the right thing by making 1/3 of the custard. i think i still have some in my fridge !!

  53. sher says:

    It looks so dreamy! Your photos really capture the creamy splendor of it all.

  54. The Caked Crusader says:

    How glossy is the chocolate in that photo? It’s like food porn!!

  55. african vanielje says:

    so glad I’m not the only procrastinator. Your bostini look scrummy .

  56. Anne says:

    The glossy chocolate glaze made it even more delish. It’s simply lovely :)

  57. joey says:

    I can totally understand why your husband went for seconds…it look luscious! I love the specks of vanilla bean in the custard :)

  58. slush says:

    OoOo a fellow procrastinator! I waited till the last minute too. Glad Im not the only one. And my oldest son was the one who ate 2, and then another the next day.

    You did a marvelous job, its look fantastic!

  59. Sheltie Girl says:

    Your bostinis turned out beautifully. My favorite part was the custard too.
    My family agrees with you about the cake too.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  60. iCook2live says:

    Great job. I love the flecks of vanilla throughout your custard.

  61. Katie B. says:

    Beautiful!! If procrastinating yields such great results, you should do it every month!!

  62. Julius says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind compliments on my first DB challenge.

    Your bostini is *lovely*

    Julius, The Occasional Baker

  63. Lis says:

    Fantastic Deborah! And yeah.. it’s funny how one component of this did not go over well with some people – but was loved by others. weird. =)

    Very impressive Bostini, sweetie!

    xoxo

  64. marias23 says:

    Wonderful job! It looks so pretty and delicious!

  65. Julie says:

    I’m glad the Bostini surprised you with how well the custard came out, and that the assembled dessert came out so well! The plated dessert looks awesome–I even love the orange color under your plate.

  66. Dharm says:

    Deb,
    It looks great! A job well done!

  67. Ivonne says:

    Oh, Deborah!

    It’s just gorgeous … you did a fantastic job!

  68. Amy says:

    They turned out great! It’s so cute your husband ate two. :)

  69. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    this was a good after dinner treat! i have extra cake in the freezer.

  70. Marie says:

    I didn’t get very good pictures of my challenge either, although I think yours looks good! I thought the custard had a lovely flavour as well, and actually it did set up better the day after, although on the day mine seemed rather runny. Well done you!

  71. LizG says:

    Your bostini looks absolutely scrumptious, Deborah! Great picture too. Well done!

  72. Dolores says:

    I miss the slide show, but I’m glad that this challenge worked for you even if it was a bit of a stretch. We loved the custard too.

  73. Peabody says:

    Fantastic as always!

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