It is time for the Daring Bakers to take over the blogging world again. And this month the storm is the luxurious Bostini Cream Pie, a challenge set by the gorgeous Mary of Alpineberry.
This challenge is sweet as all other daring bakers´ previous ones. But this pie has its special origin. I have heard of Boston cream pie, but bostini cream pie is something unusual to me. So what is bostini cream pie exactly? It consists of a light orange chiffon cake, served over creamy custard and topped up with a rich chocolate glaze. The recipe comes from Bistro Don Giovanni restaurant in San Francisco and obviously this is their signature dessert. Having made this, I understand why people go crazy over it. The dessert has all the combination that ones can love. The three components are simple but well put together. The end result is flavors that we all can relate to yet so elegant and classy…
Personally this dessert is a winner for me since it tastes good without all the fuss. I would use it for my dinner party since almost everything (except for the chocolate glaze) can be prepared a day in advance.
As you see, I have played with dessert plating in this post. When Mary first posted the challenge, I had no idea how this pie looked like. But a google search revealed several photos of the pie. The plate version is inspired from these photos. I take the idea to my imagination though. I just love the idea of a chocolate covered star floating in the sea of custard sky. The contrast of colors is just truly amazing…
The glass version is inspired by an idea from Fanny. This girl is a genius, and you will see a lot of daring bakers eventually choose her format. Why? Since you can see different layers of chocolate, custard and in my case some tiny bit of the cake. This version is so classy if you host a party!
And since someone asked me about preparing these glass dessert… Here is what i did:
Prepare some colored sugar (I used store bought)
Dip the glass rim to some wine or egg white, then dip into the plates full of colored sugar. Set aside.- Prepare the custard, spoon it into the glasses (1/3 full) – chilled.
Cut the cake into small cubes, spread them into layers in glasses
Prepare the chocolate ganache. pour over just before serving.
Last but not least, I have put my candles buying hobby in good use. The candles create such a romantic setting and yes, I love them!