Thursday, April 28, 2011

Not Everything Turns Out as Planned

So I had the family over for Easter.  Decided to take the easy road and grill burgers.  That gave me all day Saturday to try out this Boston Creme Pie recipe that I found in March/April issue of Cook's Illustrated.  I love this publication (I hesitate to call it a magazine as there is no advertising).  Everything I've made from it has always turned out great.

I started early Saturday morning making the creme filling, giving it plenty of time to chill and set.  I then made the cake and after that cooled, I made the chocolate glaze.

It didn't take me too long to figure out that something wasn't right as the creme filling oozed out on all sides leaving the cake a lop-sided mess.  I didn't even bother putting on the chocolate glaze as that would have only made the mess worse.

My family was very gracious and ate some of it anyway.  I just heated up the glazed and used it like a chocolate sauce.

I seriously think I would have been better off making a yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding and then use the glaze...which was the only part of the recipe that turned out properly.

The Stinker was home for the week-end and I actually got a photo of him with his GMa.  (He had a good laugh watching me put the cake together.)

And finally...proof that Luke the wonder baby, actually does cry.  It was a surprise to me.

It was a great Easter, but I won't be making a Boston Creme Pie any time soon.


  1. You know what made baby Luke cry like that, don't you? Looking at the Boston Cream Pie. ha-ha When I first glanced at the photo, I thought it was a big hamburger. Thanks for sharing with us that not everything you cook/bake turns out picture perfect.

    Nice to see your handsome son and lovely mother. I'm sure there was some sadness to be celebrating Easter without your dad....although he'll always be in your heart, right.

    Smooch! donna

  2. Ono! A for effort but they ate it up anyways :D That's what happens when treats are made with love. Hope it was still a fabulous Easter!


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  3. Funny. One day last week I wondered, "How hard is a Boston Creme Pie to make?" Now I see! Your son is a looker for sure! And if he's anything like mine, he doesn't care one bit how something looks if it's good to eat!

  4. sounds like a nice time - and I get the pie was still delicious!!