Whatever Happened to Boston Cream Pie?
This even chocolatier version is going to bring it back.
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moo April 4, 2019
How about to balance out the colors on your NBCP, top it with a white chocolate ganache.
Caroline S. November 21, 2018
Boston Cream Pie (traditional) was often part of our Thanksgiving dessert selection--since only "pies" were allowed.
Suzy S. November 10, 2018
This looks lovely, and I’d be happy to make it, but it entirely misses the point of BCP. I’m not at all opposed to updating classics, but this isn’t an update. This is a new, inspired by BCP, dessert. It’s rather unkind to call it BCP—it deserves its own name!
Austin B. November 10, 2018
There is another BCP on this site. The only reason I'm guessing it didn't go far is that it split itself into 3 different recipes, and finding the Ganache and Pastry Cream was a borderline-nightmare.
Smaug November 10, 2018
I assume you mean Joanne Chang's recipe- it's not that bad. You can either click on her name at the top of the recipe, or search "users" for Joanne Chang and click on her name when that page comes up; this will take you to her page- click on "recipes" (there are only a few) and you're right there. There are, naturally, any number of ganache and pastry cream recipes available, but these are specific adaptations for this BCP (for the most part)recipe.
Austin B. November 11, 2018
I accrued all 3 a ways back, but combining the recipe probably would've saved a great deal other readers some pain.
Smaug November 11, 2018
I agree that it was a pretty poor way to present a recipe- one strives to be concise, but there should be limits.
Mj L. November 10, 2018
A grocery bakery near me does variations of BCP all the time, like with fruit in the summer but nothing beats the original imo. In fact, a local hipster resto has traditional BCP as this weekend’s special dessert. I’m out West, we still eat BCP here. But substituting chocolate filling isn’t really BCP imo. I remember as a kid I never the 60’s, I made a lot of BCP from a (probably) Betty Crocker cake mix.
bellw67 November 10, 2018
I have two favourite desserts, Boston Cream Pie and Black Forest Trifle. I think the Boston Cream Pie is number one. Our local donut shop serves Boston Cream donuts which are very, very good.
Smaug November 9, 2018
But then it's not Boston Cream Pie. Much as very few of those Key Lime pies are Key Lime pies- people seem willing to give the name to pretty much any dessert containing any sort of lime. If I weren't such an easy going person, I'd also vehemently disagree with the notion that popularity equates with great music, but I don't suppose this is the time or place.
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