The night before the big engagement party this weekend, we celebrated my sister Joanna's birthday. It isn't until next week, but since Allie was in town we decided to do it that night. A week or 2 ago, there was a cooking magazine laying around my house with the picture of a Boston Cream Pie on the cover. Jo had mentioned to me how good it looked, so I decided to make it for her. The problem was that the recipe in the magazine wasn't the best. After making the cakes and realizing they weren't as good as they could be, I abandoned ship and found a different recipe for the delicious cream in the middle of the layers. If you make this, use the cream recipe I have linked, and not the one from the magazine.
Making the cakes. You guys know I am not the best baker.
The cakes resting. They don't really look that good. They weren't terrible tasting, but the texture was off.
Making the cream was the best part. This is some egg yolks and sugar.
Tempering milk into the egg mixture
Quick strain in case we got any scrambled eggs. Then it goes back on the heat.
This mixture tasted great.
A quick ganache for the top of the cake. Just pour hot cream onto chocolate chips and stir.
Is this a cake or a cheeseburger?
Joanna was really happy about the cake.
Looks just like the picture right?
I used this recipe for the cream only, but if I made this again, I would probably make the whole thing from it.