Monday, October 29, 2007

October Daring Baker challenge


What is this? Bostini Cream Pie, of course...not to be confused with Boston cream pie. The bottom layer is a vanilla custard, topped with an orange chiffon cake, then topped with a chocolate ganache. I loved the custard, I could eat it by itself. The cake was good, but the only mistake that I made was that I used salted butter with the chocolate, which made the whole dessert a little salty. Next time I will definitely use unsalted butter! This month was hosted my Mary at Alpineberry, you can find this recipe here.
While looking over at a fellow DBer Lis on her blog...it states that the Daring Bakers have now grown to 299 members!! WOW!! That is amazing! Go and check out all of the other's posts of this months challenge from our blogroll. They truly are a bunch of talented bakers!

50 comments:

Katie said...

They look great all piled up like that. I bet they were delicious

Deborah said...

They look great!! I'm glad I don't normally keep salted butter in the fridge, or I might have made the same mistake!!

Elisabeth said...

Do you still have some of those Bostinis left? We do and I'm enjoying every bite, but I might not be if I have to eat the remaining 5. :)

Annemarie said...

Ah, the famous salted butter in the chocolate sauce problem! Oh well, your bostinis look great and anytime there's custard around it's hard to be too disappointed.

Marye said...

Looks good, salted butter and all.

Dolores said...

Congratulations April. Beauteous Bostini! :)

creampuff said...

I'll just pull up a chair and eat those for you! Well done!

Lis said...

hehe I'm with you.. I could eat them all myself too. But that would be rude, right? *grin*

A lovely post, April!!

Can't wait for November's challenge. =)

xoxo

Simona said...

I never buy salted butter, but now I am wondering how the glaze tasted with it. The reason is that I brought back from Italy a bar of dark chocolate with salt. Anyway, your bostinis look lovely.

Megan said...

They look delicious. Salty chocolate and all.

BC said...

Salt and chocolate isn't completely unusual - chocolate covered pretzels are pretty good!

Andrea said...

I agree, the custard was delicious all by itself! Beautiful Bostinis!

Jen Yu said...

Great job April! They look terrific and I can't tell that you used salted butter in the glaze at all ;) I've made that mistake in the past on other pastries... it's a "doh!" moment.

-jen at use real butter

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

April..your chocolate topping is the bomb!

eatme_delicious said...

I loved the custard too! I used salted butter and seem to be the only one that didn't find it too salty... but maybe I'm just used to it.

Claire said...

299 is pretty amazing isn't it! Looks great.

slush said...

I may have used salted butter as well. I had 2 sticks on the counter and both were used. It did seem slightly salty?? lol

Great job, they look delish!

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

Yum - they look scrumptious!! Pity about the butter but it looks all good.

Elle said...

That chocolate sauce may hav been a bit salty, but it sure looks yummy!

cupcaketastic said...

These still look great, oops salted butter.

Julie said...

Salted butter's a bummer, but it looks so nice and thick and yummy! And I'm with you on the custard. I could eat every component of this dessert alone and be in heaven!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Emm...I just want to reach out and grab those and eat it right now. Looks wonderful!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Your bostini's look heavenly in their chocolate sauce, even if it was a bit salted. I wouldn't say no to a desert with that much chocolate involved :)

Leslie said...

Yum! Great job!

Leslie at definitely not martha

linda said...

Looking good! Too bad about the salted butter...but better salted butter than no butter ;)

gigi said...

Holy mother of all chocolate!If my spoon could reach into the computer I would be in heaven!(i don't even care that it's salted chocolate)Great looking bostini's.

Madeleine said...

Mmmm chocolate! =9

I never buy salted butter too, like Simona... I hope was eatable your dessert! jeje! :)

xoxo!

Abby said...

i made the salted butter mistake too! thankfully it was on a trial batch of sauce.

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Great job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look great! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Quellia said...

Wow that's alot of chocolate! Yum!

breadchick said...

Yup, the custard sure is good and I love how much chocolate you used! Great job on the challenge.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Thanks for the compliment on my kitchen. Looking at your bostini makes me want to go down to the basement and see if I have one left to eat. Bien fait.

Michelle said...

Great job!!

The Caked Crusader said...

Wow - they look so cute piled up in those little bowls! Where did I leave my spoon.......?

Meeta said...

April great job and even if you used salted butter. I'd still help you eat those Bostinis!

Christina said...

It looks delicious! Great job.

Actually, I used salted butter but I didn't notice a salty taste... Unless it's because I like eating salty foods... Or something!

Julius said...

Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog. I really appreciate them.

Your bostinis look great! :)

Julius, The Occasional Baker

kellypea said...

Nice job on your Bostinis. My favorite part of this challenge has been looking at how everyone has presented their dessert!

Shandy said...

I love the look of your Bostini Cream Pies! The way you have them in the cute little dishes brings out how rich the dessert actually is! Very pretty! =D

Shandy (Pastry Heaven)

Kelly-Jane said...

Great Bostinis! Well done =)

Tartelette said...

Look great! oops for the salted butter, it is an acquired taste! Great job on your challenge!!

wmpe said...

Your bostinis look like cute little ice-cream sundaes. I didn't realize it was 299 members. Wow. I used salted butter with my chocolate too and it wasn't as good as it could have been. Yours look great. Wendy

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'm always surprised when I learn something like this. It seems so unimportant and small a detail salted or unsalted and then you find out it changes everything. Your Bostini look good.

Paz said...

Love the way your Bostini looks -- delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Paz

Gabi said...

Great job on you challenge!
Looks beautiful!
xoxo

LizG said...

The chocolate coating makes your bostinis look wonderful. Well done! :)

Peabody said...

Excellent job on your challenge...even with the salted butter.

mariesedge said...

wow, this looks yummy! thanks for the comment on my mousse, if you only have powdered thats fine, its about 3 teaspoons of powdered to every 6 sheets. hope this helps :)

Christina said...

I made a recipe similar to this (albeit not as pretty) awhile ago except I used carob in place of chocolate.
I used carob from Holy Food Imports and I found it to be virtually as good as chocolate.

Monday, October 29, 2007

October Daring Baker challenge


What is this? Bostini Cream Pie, of course...not to be confused with Boston cream pie. The bottom layer is a vanilla custard, topped with an orange chiffon cake, then topped with a chocolate ganache. I loved the custard, I could eat it by itself. The cake was good, but the only mistake that I made was that I used salted butter with the chocolate, which made the whole dessert a little salty. Next time I will definitely use unsalted butter! This month was hosted my Mary at Alpineberry, you can find this recipe here.
While looking over at a fellow DBer Lis on her blog...it states that the Daring Bakers have now grown to 299 members!! WOW!! That is amazing! Go and check out all of the other's posts of this months challenge from our blogroll. They truly are a bunch of talented bakers!

50 comments:

Katie said...

They look great all piled up like that. I bet they were delicious

Deborah said...

They look great!! I'm glad I don't normally keep salted butter in the fridge, or I might have made the same mistake!!

Elisabeth said...

Do you still have some of those Bostinis left? We do and I'm enjoying every bite, but I might not be if I have to eat the remaining 5. :)

Annemarie said...

Ah, the famous salted butter in the chocolate sauce problem! Oh well, your bostinis look great and anytime there's custard around it's hard to be too disappointed.

Marye said...

Looks good, salted butter and all.

Dolores said...

Congratulations April. Beauteous Bostini! :)

creampuff said...

I'll just pull up a chair and eat those for you! Well done!

Lis said...

hehe I'm with you.. I could eat them all myself too. But that would be rude, right? *grin*

A lovely post, April!!

Can't wait for November's challenge. =)

xoxo

Simona said...

I never buy salted butter, but now I am wondering how the glaze tasted with it. The reason is that I brought back from Italy a bar of dark chocolate with salt. Anyway, your bostinis look lovely.

Megan said...

They look delicious. Salty chocolate and all.

BC said...

Salt and chocolate isn't completely unusual - chocolate covered pretzels are pretty good!

Andrea said...

I agree, the custard was delicious all by itself! Beautiful Bostinis!

Jen Yu said...

Great job April! They look terrific and I can't tell that you used salted butter in the glaze at all ;) I've made that mistake in the past on other pastries... it's a "doh!" moment.

-jen at use real butter

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

April..your chocolate topping is the bomb!

eatme_delicious said...

I loved the custard too! I used salted butter and seem to be the only one that didn't find it too salty... but maybe I'm just used to it.

Claire said...

299 is pretty amazing isn't it! Looks great.

slush said...

I may have used salted butter as well. I had 2 sticks on the counter and both were used. It did seem slightly salty?? lol

Great job, they look delish!

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

Yum - they look scrumptious!! Pity about the butter but it looks all good.

Elle said...

That chocolate sauce may hav been a bit salty, but it sure looks yummy!

cupcaketastic said...

These still look great, oops salted butter.

Julie said...

Salted butter's a bummer, but it looks so nice and thick and yummy! And I'm with you on the custard. I could eat every component of this dessert alone and be in heaven!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Emm...I just want to reach out and grab those and eat it right now. Looks wonderful!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Your bostini's look heavenly in their chocolate sauce, even if it was a bit salted. I wouldn't say no to a desert with that much chocolate involved :)

Leslie said...

Yum! Great job!

Leslie at definitely not martha

linda said...

Looking good! Too bad about the salted butter...but better salted butter than no butter ;)

gigi said...

Holy mother of all chocolate!If my spoon could reach into the computer I would be in heaven!(i don't even care that it's salted chocolate)Great looking bostini's.

Madeleine said...

Mmmm chocolate! =9

I never buy salted butter too, like Simona... I hope was eatable your dessert! jeje! :)

xoxo!

Abby said...

i made the salted butter mistake too! thankfully it was on a trial batch of sauce.

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Great job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look great! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Quellia said...

Wow that's alot of chocolate! Yum!

breadchick said...

Yup, the custard sure is good and I love how much chocolate you used! Great job on the challenge.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Thanks for the compliment on my kitchen. Looking at your bostini makes me want to go down to the basement and see if I have one left to eat. Bien fait.

Michelle said...

Great job!!

The Caked Crusader said...

Wow - they look so cute piled up in those little bowls! Where did I leave my spoon.......?

Meeta said...

April great job and even if you used salted butter. I'd still help you eat those Bostinis!

Christina said...

It looks delicious! Great job.

Actually, I used salted butter but I didn't notice a salty taste... Unless it's because I like eating salty foods... Or something!

Julius said...

Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog. I really appreciate them.

Your bostinis look great! :)

Julius, The Occasional Baker

kellypea said...

Nice job on your Bostinis. My favorite part of this challenge has been looking at how everyone has presented their dessert!

Shandy said...

I love the look of your Bostini Cream Pies! The way you have them in the cute little dishes brings out how rich the dessert actually is! Very pretty! =D

Shandy (Pastry Heaven)

Kelly-Jane said...

Great Bostinis! Well done =)

Tartelette said...

Look great! oops for the salted butter, it is an acquired taste! Great job on your challenge!!

wmpe said...

Your bostinis look like cute little ice-cream sundaes. I didn't realize it was 299 members. Wow. I used salted butter with my chocolate too and it wasn't as good as it could have been. Yours look great. Wendy

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'm always surprised when I learn something like this. It seems so unimportant and small a detail salted or unsalted and then you find out it changes everything. Your Bostini look good.

Paz said...

Love the way your Bostini looks -- delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Paz

Gabi said...

Great job on you challenge!
Looks beautiful!
xoxo

LizG said...

The chocolate coating makes your bostinis look wonderful. Well done! :)

Peabody said...

Excellent job on your challenge...even with the salted butter.

mariesedge said...

wow, this looks yummy! thanks for the comment on my mousse, if you only have powdered thats fine, its about 3 teaspoons of powdered to every 6 sheets. hope this helps :)

Christina said...

I made a recipe similar to this (albeit not as pretty) awhile ago except I used carob in place of chocolate.
I used carob from Holy Food Imports and I found it to be virtually as good as chocolate.