So I have been participating in A Taste of Old Colony History, which is a monthly event sponsored by Old Colony History Museum. This is my second time. The last one was on whoopie pie, but I didn’t cook because I didn’t get the recipe in time (my fault). But this time I had the recipe and the ingredients (including 13 eggs). Here is the recipe for Boston Cream Pie:
We were instructed to make the pastry cream the day before so I did that yesterday afternoon, and it chilled in the refrigerator since then.
Here is my kitchen with the eventbrite happening. The host provides the history of the recipe as well as cooking along with us and suggestions. I have the cake cooling, and the toasted sliced almonds are just out of the oven. The pastry cream has the rum added and is ready to go. The white icing is warming on the stovetop, and the chocolate icing is not in the photo as it is next to the microwave.
Here is my cake with the pastry cream in the middle and the chocolate and white icings on top.
Here I have added some of the pastry cream on the side and then the toasted sliced almonds. Since I have never made this before and not even sure I have ever even seen one, so I was not sure about how to decorate it.
Here is the final “pie” from the top,
and more from the side.
So I let it cool in the refrigerator, and we had it for a late dessert. It is really good. It is light and not very sweet. It is a lovely dessert.
But I left a big mess. Fortunately we have a dish pre-cleaner to help out. (Not really. She didn’t get to eat anything but did manage to lick some of the pastry cream that got on Tom’s clothing.)