Two Words: "Yumm - MMee"


 I attempted my hand at a Boston Cream Pie. The occasion: Mother's Day. A day to celebrate the women in our life that made this all happen. I was looking for recommendations of what to make Madre. So I thought "what would Padre do." I had no idea so I asked him; and Pod said, "Let there be Boston Cream Pie." And it was good.

(Padre = Pod, which = my father-in-law)

Yes, a little late in posting but still within the month of May.

With this desert I decided to keep it as simple and original as possible.

This was very fun to make. Very basic ingredients come together to create a mouth full of YUM.





These are also my first photos done with Instagram. What a nifty little app. The light quality is lacking in the kitchen I am using and it seems with just a click of a button the app improved the pictures. I look forward to using it more.




Do not become intimidated by the different steps for this recipe. It is so simple and so good once it comes together. I am very satisfied with this cake recipe and look forward to using it with other recipes. I really think that when putting any recipe together each step is important. 









Boston Cream Pie


Cream Filling
Ingredients
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
bit of salt
6 tablespoons cornstarch

In a saucepan combine milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. Allow milk mixture to simmer. 
In a separate dish mix the egg yolks and the other 1/4 cup of sugar. 
Add vanilla and salt to egg mixture.
Add the cornstarch one tablespoon at a time (this ensures that it mixes well) to the egg mixture.
Add one cup of the warm milk mixture to the egg mixture. Strain this mixture into the remaining milk mixture.
Continue cooking over medium heat, whisk until mixture boils. (Be careful here, you do not want to over boil it. I took it from the heat right before it became super thick).
Place mixture in bowl, cover and allow it to sit over night in the fridge.

Cake
Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 egg yolks 3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven 350
Coat two 8 inch round pans with butter and sugar
In medium bowl mix flour, bafking powder and salt
Using an electric mixer mix eggs and egg yolks, gradually add sugar while mixing.

Heat milk and butter until hot-not boiling
Add vanilla to the warm milk mixture
Gradually add the warm milk mixture to the mixing egg mixture
Gradually add flour to the mixture.

Pour the well mixed mixture into the pans. Bake until golden. On mine there was a bit of a glisten on the top.


Chocolate Glaze
7 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3 ounces semisweet chocolate

Warm the heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan.
Add the chocolate allow to melt and thicken up and remove from heat. I let it cool just a bit to thicken.



I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!