Monday, October 29, 2007

DB Challenge October - Bostini Cream Pie

I'm sick with a nasty bout of the flu so this is going to be very short and only in English. The October Daring Bakers' Challenge was hosted by the lovely Mary of Alpineberry, who threw down the gauntlet with something I had never heard of before, a Bostini Cream Pie (you can find the recipe on Mary's blog). Basically, it's a montage of custard cream, orange-flavored chiffon cake (I used blood oranges) and chocolate sauce. Since I knew I was going to be busy planning out this little cake for most of the month and as there were a number of other things in my life that needed my immediate attention, I made the Bostini Cream Pie the very first weekend of the month and then forgot about it. The whole process was pretty straightforward for once as I've made custard cream before (although admittedly never one that required 10 eggs), but if I were to make it again, I would probably change the flavor of the cake to something other than orange, which I found to be mostly overpowered by the other two flavors, and alter the recipe for the chocolate sauce, which felt too thick. Nevertheless, it was quite delicious (as you can see from the picture below, it was very popular with everyone who tried it) and I'd like to thank Mary of Alpineberry for introducing me to a dessert I'd never heard of before. You can see other Daring Bakers' tasty treats by clicking through the Daring Baker Blogroll. Bring on November!



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38 comments:

Brilynn said...

Hope you're feeling better! The bostinis look wonderful!

kellypea said...

I hope you recover quickly! And that side-by-side with the empty cups pretty much sums it all up, doesn't it? Very nice!

Julius said...

Get well soon.

Your bostinis look delicious!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Hilda! I'm on a diet and you're showing things like this!! You should be ashamed!!!

PS Get well soon.

Laura Rebecca said...

Beautiful, Hilda! I hope you feel better soon.

Belinda said...

Oh, no! I hope you are feeling better very soon, you poor thing. :-(

On a happy note, your Bostini Cream Pies look so yummy...or at least they did, until they were all gone! Cute before and after photos. :-)

breadchick said...

Hope you feel better soon! Bet the blood orange was great tasting! Great job on this month's challenge

Claire said...

Hope you feel better soon! These look great.

Anh said...

Fantastic job! I love your presentation!

Baking Soda said...

Get well soon Hilda! On a happy note: custard is my favourite comfort food so maybe that helped a little. The side by side tells it all!

Deborah said...

It looks gorgeous and like it was enjoyed by all!! I hope you are feeling better!

Inne said...

Great job Hilda. I agree with you about the orange flavour. Hope you feel better soon - the bostini comford food should help

Andrea said...

Great job on the challenge! I love the first photo, it just looks so yummy. Sorry to hear that you are sick, and I hope you feel better soon.

Jen Yu said...

Oh, get better soon (be sure to rest, dear). I think your before and after shot is great! Job well done.

jen at use real butter

Mary said...

Your bostinis look great. Blood oranges have such a wonderful, unique flavor. Get well soon! =)

April said...

I bet that the blood oranges were great in this!!

Christina said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Great job on your Bostinis, I like the before and after pictures!

Tartelette said...

Get better soon! They turned out great and I love the dishes you used!

slush said...

I love all the empty glasses, that means job well done! And they look fantastic as well.

Hope your feeling better now! xo

Kelly-Jane said...

Hope you are feeling better now.

Love your pictures with the full and finished glasses - and your pretty tablecloth too =) Well done.

african vanielje said...

Sick and you still managed such a delicious post (and baking session). I am sick today and am not being nearly as productive. Well done

Anne said...

They look simply lovely! It's good to know everyone liked it :)

Sheltie Girl said...

Your bostinis are simply lovely and I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Ivonne said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well! Hope those gorgeous bostinis made you feel better!

Carrie said...

I love you side by side before and after photos! :-)

marias23 said...

Gosh. Unfortunately, I had to miss this month's challenge. From the sight of empty cups throughout the web, I missed a lot! Great presentation, by the way.

Lis said...

Aww I hope you are feeling better!

Your bostini is gorgeous, Hilda - and that thick chocolate looks mighty good to me!

Another beautiful challenge!

xoxo

Gabi said...

Look great- get well soon xoxo
What is it about an empty dessert glass that's obviously been enjoyed to the last spoonful that is so appealing?
xoxo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope that you are feeling better now! Your Bostoni looks amazing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Julie said...

I need to find some blood oranges! Your deserts look great!

I hope you're feeling better!

veron said...

I hope you are feeling better. I love that last shot of the filled and empty glasses side by side.

Peabody said...

Feel better! Lovely job on your bostini.

Wanna B Thin 2 said...

I follow Weight Watchers to get a handle on my weight but I do have extra points left over each week. This will be one of recipes I work into my diet.

Heather said...

That looks really rich-tasting, but yummy nonetheless.

denie heppner said...

still commenting for haiti...hope i'm not duplicating anywhere...

Ted said...

Leaving a comment for Haiti.

Anonymous said...

comment comment. thanks for the good work.

Anonymous said...

RTMFH

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