Monday, October 29, 2007

Daring Baker Bostini Cream Pie


Do you know what it feels like to have 200+ new friends? Friends that ALL have similar interests? Similarly-interested friends that are supportive and hilarious and real and dreamy? If you're part of the Daring Bakers, you know it feels! I have been welcomed in as part of the October Class, and I couldn't be happier about it! I encourage you to go through that blogroll. Sure, you'll see a TON of Bostini Cream pies today, but stick around, each and every site has something scrumptious for you!

(I get to post a DB badge now, woohoo!)

Right, onto this challenge. The lovely Mary at Alpineberry, Hostess with the Mostest for October, chose for us this lovely Bostini Cream Pie. My first reaction was, "Huh? What's this? A typo??!?!" Not at all, my friends. The best way I can describe it is: The bostini cream pie is the boston cream pie's daintier cousin. Take one bowl of luscious vanilla custard, top with a lighter than air orange chiffon cake, smother sassily in chocolate.... it's ok, you can have a minute. :)

Now, I don't have any sexy ramekins. No trendy, time period custard cups...No presentable shot glasses... but I DO have a collection of cute teacups! Nice! I halved the recipe, which left me with 4 very generous fillings of teacups, that you see above. I took a couple of my new round cutters and sliced out some rounds of cake... I cut a round out of the middle, to make it a little silly, but to also give the chocolate somewhere to pool... and who can resist a pool of chocolate? In teacup, I even filled it with the cake-holes, so when chocolate glazed, it looks fun and bumpy.

The orange in the chocolate is so subtle as to be just a whisper on the tongue, and it played fantastically with both the custard and chocolate sauce. Dave and I enjoyed this happily two nights in a row (I didn't want to try out my first DB challenge on company - too much pressure!) You too, can make this at home - traipse on over to Mary's site for the recipe!!


Thanks again to the Daring Bakers for taking me in!! :)

33 comments:

Gigi said...

Bravo! Beautiful bostini's!

Pam said...

Congratulations on your first entry! You did beautiful! I love, love, the teacups.

Belinda said...

Yay! Your first Daring Baker challenge completed...and completed beautifully, I must say! :-) I love your teacup idea. The Daring Bakers are such a fun, supportive group to be a part of, I agree!

Claire said...

I love the change in color of the center...so artsy!

breadchick said...

Fantastic job on our first challenge. We're as excited to have you with us as you are!! And I absolutely love the tea cups, makes me want to be late for a very important date ;-)

Anh said...

serving them in tea cups is such a good idea! And welcome to the Daring Bakers!

slush said...

I did the teacups too, and loved it. Too cute! Beautiful job!

April said...

Beautiful job on your first challenge. Welcome to the DBer's. I love the fact that you presented your bostini's in tea cups...I am so ready to join your tea party!

Inne said...

Well done on your first DB challenge! Those teacups look adorable.

Andrea said...

The teacups are such a cute idea, and the Bostinis look yummy! Congrats on your first challenge, and welcome to the Daring Bakers! It's nice to have another DB in the same area (I live in Loudoun County.) :-)

Katie said...

Aww. I love them in the little teacups. :)

Deborah said...

I love the teacups and love the hole for the chocolate to pool! Great job on your first challenge!!

Sheltie Girl said...

Fabulous job on your first challenge. I loved the bostini donut...very pretty.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Jen Yu said...

Oooh, a pool of chocolate glaze. I think that looks so tempting. Great job on your bostinis! The teacups are lovely.

jen at use real butter

Christina said...

Very pretty tea cups, and I like how you presented the Bostinis!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Way to step right up to a challenge and earn the badge Katie. The tea cups were perfect. I sure didn't have 16 of anything to put the whole recipe into. Welcome.

Tartelette said...

Love the cakes with holes! Congrats on your first completed challenge. Woohoo GO Katie!!

Ivonne said...

Congratulations on completing your first Daring Baker challenge! And I love that you used teacups to make them!

Katie B. said...

Seriously, I love you guys. Your support is tremendous!! Thank you!

Mary said...

You're one smart cookie to cut out a hole in the cake so that the chocolate could pool. Using tea cups is a great idea!

Annemarie said...

Nope, I can't resist the pool of chocolate in the middle! Fab job on your first challenge.

Anne said...

I love how you presented it. You did a great job. I'm glad your a DB :)

marias23 said...

Congrats on completing your first DB challenge, dear! Looks great! I love your idea of making a hollow center for the cake and filling it with chocolate glaze. Beautiful!

Lis said...

Aww Katie, I'm so happy you enjoyed your first challenge! And your bostinis are gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for joinin up with us!

xoxo

Brittany said...

Hooray for DB's!! Fun isn't it? Your bostinis look great!

Brilynn said...

I couldn't seem to find the right dish to put my bostini in either and that's how it ended up unmolded on a plate!
Well done on your first challenge!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great job! Nice presentation!

Cheers,

Rosa

Julie said...

They look very nice in the teacups! I made cake donuts, too! The middle seemed like the perfect place to spoon some custard! Congratulations on your first challenge!

DaviMack said...

That's a great idea, and it adds interest & texture. :)

kellypea said...

Looks like we've been paired up for Taste & Create III! I can't wait to go through your archives! This will be fun.

Gabi said...

Really beautiful presentation! Love the teacups too!
xoxo

Dolores said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous first challenge. I love your "donut shaped" chiffon cake; it succeeds in showcasing all of the dessert's components equally.

Cheers,
#32 or so of your 200 new best friends. :)

Peabody said...

The rings are fabulous!