Today is all about Dad. The man of the house, the king of the castle, and speaking as my daddy's little girl - the most awesome, selfless, coolest, tougher than nails, genuine, always make you smile, give you the shirt off his back, truest person that I will never know. I am blessed to have an amazing father and a great relationship with him. We are best friends, and I can't imagine it being any other way. He's where I get my stubborn streak (ask Handsome, he is the one who points this out to me all. of. the. time.) my sense of humor, my mad people skills, and my food pushing. 😉 Dad can make you belly laugh once a day - any day - and twice on Sundays. Seriously, you should all come to a barbecue at our house some day. You'd love him.
As for others, the opportunity to love their father's lives on through their memories. That's why a bunch of us bloggers have teamed up to celebrate dad and raise some awareness. So as I'm sitting outside grilling with my Papa Smurf tonight, I will be enjoying our time together, and thinking of many others and hoping you are enjoying your time too.
Today's event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita's Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim's dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society
Boston Cream Pie
From: Pie it Forward
No really. It's a pie. With a cake inside. With pastry cream. And chocolate ganache. Oh snap.
For the pie crust:
- ½ batch simple tart dough
For the Cake:
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
1 teas vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teas salt
- 1 teas baking powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
For the Cream Filling:
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teas vanilla bean paste
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
For the Glaze:
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 tbs corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9" pie plate with the dough (don't worry about making this one pretty. I removed all the extra crust before serving the pie anyway. I would say even try a deep tart pan) and freeze it for 20 minutes. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Bake for 15 minutes; Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
In another bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and and baking powder. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, to the sugar in three additions. Mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the pie crust and bake for 1 hour, until cake springs back and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the cream filling. In your clean mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and vanilla with the whisk attachment until fluffy.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, simmer the milk and cream until the edges just start to bubble. With the mixer running on low, pour the milk in slowly. Increase the speed to high. Stop and scrape down the bottom. Mix again on high until smooth. (This only takes a few seconds).
Transfer back into the saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly and cook until thickened and is the consistency of mayo. Place plastic wrap directly on cream and cover. Place in fridge until cool. (I just set the pot on a trivet in the fridge).
When the cream is cool, make the glaze.
In a saucepan, combine the butter, cream, and corn syrup over medium low heat until it just begins to simmer and butter is melted. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Do not stir. Let sit for 5 minutes. Walk away, check facebook, look at kitten pictures. Let the chocolate do it's thing. After it has set for 5 minutes, whisk until smooth and shiny. Let sit again for 5 minutes while you ready the cake.
Spoon the cream over the top of the cake and smooth. Pour the glaze over the cream and smooth with an offset spatula. I let it run over the sides, cuz who doesn't love extra chocolate. Let set and serve.
Please check out all the other awesome blogs participating in #recipesfromtheheart
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde by Juanita's Cocina
S'Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker's Daughter
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie's Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana's Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!
We are hosting a pinchatlive event on Saturday June 22 at 2 pm EST. The event will be live on G+ and also on Pinterest. You can join us by following along on G+ Hangouts on Air, and also by following the PInterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. The winner of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Ice Cream Attachment will be announced live. There are bonus prizes up for grabs during the pinchatlive for those who participate in it. We're giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. So make sure you join us for this event!
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
sooo I've lived in Boston since Aug 2003 and I've never had Boston Cream Pie...
This looks awesome
Helene D'souza says
Kita, your cake sounds like a dream, I would love trying out your recipe soon! Sunday treat =)
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
This looks soooo good! Also, love the giveaway!
Great cause and this looks amazing! I still have never had bosten cream pie!
Kim Beaulieu says
Kita I adore you to bits. You always make me smile. I wish I could join you and Papa Smurf for a BBQ today. Give him a big hug on my behalf, he's raised a kick ass daughter who I happen to think is wicked awesome.
And this pie, seriously woman, this is amazing. I swear the next time we're together I'm forcing you to give me a quick photography lesson. So jealous of all your mad skills.
Thanks for joining us for this. It means the world to me and I cannot thank you enough for your friendship. xx
I love that you call your father Papa Smurf... too cute. 🙂 Enjoy your Dad today... and some good bbq.
I'm also proud to be apart of such a wonderful event thanks to Kim and Jen. 🙂 Your Boston Cream pie makes me extra happy because it is my hubby's favorite dessert. We are actually having one tonight to celebrate with him too. 🙂
Kim Cree says
Thanks for the giveaway! I don't know what I would make first the possibilities are endless!
the first thing i'd make would probably be a big batch of bread. or cookies.
The Ninja Baker says
Scrumptious looking Boston Cream Pie, Kita. Bet it is tasty. And good to hear of happy family stories. Trust you'll be celebrating your father today in style =)
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I have always wanted to make a Boston Cream pie - this looks fabulous!
DB-The Foodie Stuntman says
The word decadent comes to mind when I look at these pictures.
Belinda @zomppa says
Dad's are definitely something special...like Boston Creme Pies!!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I would make cookies. Duh.
Jenna K. says
I would make this boston cream pie!
Christine (Cook the Story) says
Boston Cream Pie is one of my favorite ever desserts. But you know what, I don't think I've ever made it myself. I must rectify this soon! Starting with your recipe!
Trish @infinebalance says
OMG... that pie looks so good! One of my favs.
I bet your dad loved getting this pie pushed on him! What a great relationship you have with him! Sounds just like mine!
Kari M says
Mmm that looks amazing!
The first thing I would make would probably be a cake. For my mom, for letting me always borrow her kitchenaid stand mixer. And for being the best mom on earth.
Jen @JuanitasCocina says
I've made your other Boston Cream Pie (cake). So, I suppose I'll have to suck it up and make this too. For research and all.
Thank you so much for participating with us!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh my! This boston cream pie looks glorious, what a perfect recipe 🙂
I have to try this recipe
Thank you for sharing.