Monday, 29 October 2007

Daring Bakers Bostini Cream Pie October '07 Challenge

Now the challenge I loved, however not loving that I can't get all the pictures to load. It has let me load two more. Slow, steady and sure, all good qualities in a man, I'm sure. Will try and sort it out but for now...
The KitchenAid made swift work of whipping the egg whites.

The cake batter had a wonderful smell.

I was nervous of mixing the batter with the whisked egg whites but it seemed to come together easily. I added one spoonful at a time.

Hmmm, yes I thought silicone wasn't supposed to stick. This was after oiling as I know it sticks without oil. Now I know it sticks either way.

Me: "DON'T EAT THE ROUND ONES!!" Little and Small "Yummy, this cake is yummmmmmmy!"

I scaled the recipe down to a third (roughly) and this still gave us 4 wine glasses full and plenty of left over cake to be snaffled (see above). If you were to see my workings out - I'd be ashamed. How am I supposed to help my children with maths homework when the time comes?! If there is anybody out there who is really good at maths and good at scaling down recipes please let me know so I know who to call on next time...

In brief, we love orange, we love cake, we love custard and we love chocolate so what's not to love about the Bostini Cream Pie! A very big thank you to Mary at Alpineberry for a great challenge this month. Click here for Mary's post and the recipe. I will try and load more pics. In the meantime check out the Daring Bakers blogroll to see what everybody else did.

48 comments:

Meeta said...

It's looking good Amanda!

Asha said...

Sounds good Amanda, looking for end product though. Still uploading, will check later!:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That's a tease of a lead in if ever there was one. Love the little hands!

Angel said...

Looking forward to it. Pie does sound tasty right now. Lol I love the pict of your boys getting into it.

Brilynn said...

My math skills were definitely lacking and I only divided the recipe in half! I did a lot of 'eyeball' measurements.

Well done!

Lis said...

ha! And did they stay away from the round ones? Too cute!

Looks like it all went really well for you, I'm happy =)

xoxo

BC said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to say DON'T EAT THE... !

I'm having problems with my pictures today. I can see them but no one else can!

Kelly-Jane said...

Great pics, especially the first one =) My little hands were very keen of the off cuts too! =)

kellypea said...

I agree -- it drives me nuts when the photos don't load on my site. Just look at those cute little hands *sigh* I love the dessert in the glass. I need to try that.

Baking Soda said...

You just gotta love the dimple hands..so sweet, and looking good as well!

slush said...

Awww, love the little hands. Love them! My brood loved the cake too. Eh on the other components. A finicky bunch we must be.

Annemarie said...

Bless those wee little ones and their inverted dimples on their greedy hands! I hope you used this dessert as an entry into the New England eating experience. Boston baked beans, next on the list?

Belinda said...

I must admit that some of my "measuring" was along the lines of Brilynn's method! It looks like the Bostinis must have turned out perfectly though, because they certainly are being enjoyed by the little helpers! :-)

Anh said...

Jusrt lovely! :)

Quellia said...

No problem seeing pictures here!
And that is why I don't like the silicon bakeware that I have.
Glad to see the kids enjoying the extras!

Nora B. said...

It's good to see Little and Small "helping" mummy out with the challenge. ;-) I have trouble scaling things down, so I rely on Quikong to do the maths for me. sad but true.

abby said...

i love the picture of the little hands snaffling the cake!

african vanielje said...

Little and Small obviously have very good taste. It looks very yummy

Aimée said...

Ohh, yum! You know, I have never made Boston Cream Pie, but my MIL makes a great version of it, so I request it every once in a while. I love how it is in a glass. Really well done!

Chris said...

Very cool! I love the hands...so cute!

breadchick said...

Amanda looks like great fun with the helpers in the kitchen as usual! Glad you joined us again for some Daring Baker fun!!

joey said...

Your little ones grabbing at the cake bits are too adorable for words! Looks like we encountered the same difficulties...but all turned out well in the end! :)

Wish I could help you with the math but I'm in the same boat!

Marie said...

Looks like the boys really enjoyed the cake scraps! (SO did I for that matter!) I really enjoyed this challenge, it being my first. I am impressed that you could scale the recipe down as much as you did and still have it come out as good as yours did! Clearly I could use some lessons from you! Well done Amanda!

Truffle said...

The hands are just too cute! Great work. Wish I'd had some little ones to eat up my cake scraps so they didn't end up on my hips!

DaviMack said...

Huh! I'm with you in that I really really thought silicone wasn't supposed to stick! Have you tried oiling & flouring, like with "Baker's Joy" stuff?

Wonderful job on the cake, and on the scaling down. I won't claim to be good at scaling down ... but I'll share my scale-down with you next time, if you'd like, provided I get mine done more than a day in advance. :)

Anne said...

looks pretty good to me :) well done on this months challenge

April said...

Your bostini looks great!

David Hall said...

Beautiful! But how dare you make something so delicious and not send any in a waterproof jiffy bag to me?! I could eat this in any state.

Cheers
David

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a beautiful job. I divided the recipe into fourths. I ended up needing to change measurements into tablespoons and teaspoons for things.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Jen Yu said...

Oh, I'm with Little and Small - the scraps of the cake were delicious :) Looks great!

jen at use real butter

Deborah said...

I love all of those little hands in the cake scraps!! It looks delicious!

Andrea said...

Your Bostinis look great, and the kids looked like they had a fantastic time with the leftover cake! And I agree, cutting some of the measurements was not an easy task.

Claire said...

I think the scraps are the best of any dessert! :)

Cynthia said...

Little & Small are wise beyond their years.

Mary said...

I as your "little foodies" have good taste. I would want the round ones too!

Ivonne said...

Great job! Isn't it funny how it's always hard to keep the separate parts from being eaten up! Your bostinis turned out lovely.

Kevin said...

Looks good. I should probably have done a third rather than a half. I have been eating a lot of bostini cream pies...

Tartelette said...

I love how your kids are so much involved in the baking . Great job and good looking result!

Pat said...

Hi Amanda I have just awarded you the Halloween Sweet Treat Award over on my blog. This looks really yummy!!!!

tash said...

I used to make a version of Boston Cream Pie Cake from a newspaper article moons ago (it could well have been a Nigella recipe) which although hideously involved, it was absolutely heavenly.

Kate said...

aw so cute to see your little helpers :) makes everything so much more fun.

marias23 said...

Gosh, it seems like this wonderful challenge has brought many friends and family together to bake! J'adore!

Brittany said...

Lovely! I too found myself snacking on the round cut out pieces of cake...oops! Good thing there was enough to feed an army.

Julie said...

Hooray for little hands! Your final dish looks wonderful, and silicone problems aside, I'm glad it worked out so well for you. Well done!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful and ever so yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Dolores said...

Beautiful bostini! I love your step-by-step photographs.

Gabi said...

Looks beautiful- I've been there- pulling my hair out trying to get photos up. Glad they finally made it- 'cause they're making me hungry!
xoxo

Peabody said...

Glad you liked the challenge...looks like you did a great job.

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