Monday, October 29, 2007

To Bostini or Not to Bostini

Where has this month gone? Is anyone feeling the down hill slide to Christmas, oops sorry I mentioned the C word. But I am getting off track, you are here to read about this months Daring Bakers Challenge.

Well for me it was to definitely Bostini, I have many eggs at my disposal from my hard working and ever pooping hens and I love custard.

What is a Bostini, well its full name is the Bostini Cream Pie, the smaller but by no means less powerful than the more commonly know Bostini Cream Pie. Basically it consists of a Orange Chiffon Cake, on a layer of cholesterol enhancing vanilla custard, smothered in chocolate glaze. And this challenge has been handed to us on a plate by non other than Mary who's Blog Alpineberry is where you will find the recipe for this delicious dessert, among other tasty visual treats.

The whole process for me went like clockwork, as I am familiar with the three major process required, i.e. chiffon cake - requires folding of egg whites into a stiffer batter, custard - making sure it doesn't curdle and some double boiler work with the chocolate glaze.

Really deciding how I was going to present them was the hardest part, I have a set of 4 vintage blush pink cocktail glasses which I used (didn't let the kids touch) and a dash of my ever present edible glitter created a very up market dessert.

But what did it taste like, well it didn't blow my socks off, but my testers thought it was great. The chiffon cake was light in texture and flavour, as it should be. The custard was rich and moreish, but it was custard. And the chocolate glaze was chocolaty. But put all these together and you get what is really a great please everyone dessert, which can be made ahead of time, and it looks like you have slaved for hours.

So I can chalk another completed Daring Bakers Challenge, wonder what will be thrown our way next month. Oh, and did I mention its getting close to Christmas.

33 comments:

Baking Soda said...

Isn't that gorgeous..love the little glitter, it makes me feel it's almost Chri...oops!

Anne said...

Beautifully presented! It looks so elegant and classy :)

Sheltie Girl said...

A resounding thank you to your chickens for providing the eggs for your Bostini. It turned out beautifully and I love the look of the pink martini glasses and the edible glitter.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Linda said...

I like your presentation of the Bostini cream pie!

Chic and Charming said...

Well, it certainly looks really fun!

Brilynn said...

Well done, love the glasses!

And don't even mention the C word again... Halloween hasn't even passed yet!

Belinda said...

How beautiful these Bostinis are in the vintage pink glasses...I'm a complete sucker for vintage dishes and glassware, and I love these pretty cocktail glasses! :-) And the edible glitter is very festive!

Anita said...

I love the glasses - and the glitter makes it look the most out-of-this-world concoction ever!

Deborah said...

I love the glasses and LOVE the glitter!! I'm going to have to get some of that!!

slush said...

Lovely pink glasses, they look perfect. And the glitter does make them look very Xmasy!

Courtney said...

love the glitter, that looks so good, oh Christmas I cant wait!

creampuff said...

They're so pretty! Great presentation!

April said...

I love the sparkles!!

Lis said...

The glasses, the glitter and the shape of your cake makes for a breath taking Bostini!

Well done, Kim!

xoxo

cupcaketastic said...

Wow thanks for all the fabulous comments ladies. No I am on over for a visit to your houses to check out your Bostini's.

Oh, and Creme & Puff are very pleased with themselves,but they are too young yet to lay. It was my Community Garden Chickens that did all the hard work. I'll post a pic in a minute.

Jen Yu said...

Oooh, nice touch with the edible glitter! Those blush cocktail classes are so pretty with the bostini too. Looks great - good job!

-jen at use real butter

Claire said...

I bet you are glad that you have Creme and Puff to help you out! Fun glitter.

Mary said...

A big thanks to the chickens for contributing to this month's challenge. I love the edible glitter.

Julie said...

Oy, Christmas--I was at Michael's Arts and Crafts yesterday, having my brain invaded by Christmas music while I shopped for Halloween decorations. My heart goes out to the people working the retail front line!

As for your Bostinis, they look great! That glitter really makes it! I could stare at your Bostini tops for hours!

marias23 said...

I love your presentation in martini glasses. J'adore!

Mehgan said...

Gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. I love the rose colored martini glasses, so girly and classic.

breadchick said...

OH MAN!! I'm so jealous that you can make this custard any time you want by walking out into the back yard and collecting fresh eggs! Great job on the challenge this month!!

Christina said...

Every time I see someone use edible glitter, I tell myself that I need to buy some! Lovely presentation.

As for Christmas... Yes, I'm actually going shopping soon... I'll be making out my Christmas menu as well as my Thanksgiving menu in the next two weeks, actually. Is time speeding up or is it just me?!??

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

They look great! I did it in martini glasses too, but they look different. Funny how the same recipe comes up so different for everybody. Shows how there is so much misunderstanding everywhere. Ones of those days here!

Tartelette said...

I almost thought about getting me a chicken and some hens for that challenge!! I love the touch of edible glitter and the glasses are just precious! The Bostinis look fantastic!

Dolores said...

I love your Martini Bostini!

As for the time flying, holiday thing, I'm with you. It unnerves me that my grocery store is selling the last of this season's heirloom tomatoes an aisle away from the Christmas decorations!

Inne said...

Oh, wow, I want me some of that glitter too! It looks absolutely amazing.

Quellia said...

Lovely glasses!

Cheryl said...

Wow. Your result looks like it should be served in some of the best restaurants.

Cakespy said...

How lovely! I have really enjoyed seeing all of the cool bostini cream pies. I love the presentation! Actually the makeup of it (chocolate, custard, crusty part) reminds me of a variation on the nanaimo bar. Yum!

Gabi said...

The only C word I want to read about is Chicken- you lucky girl to have access to fresh eggs- I'm totally jealous!! :)
Beautiful Bostini- love the edible glitter- nice job!
Sorry to take so long to get to you I came up from the bottom of the blogroll...
xoxo

Peabody said...

Lovely presentation!

cupcaketastic said...

Hi everyone, thanks for visiting, I'm so behind on my blog roll checking this month. You all are so lovely with your comments, I'll be popping over soon to check your creations.