Sunday, October 28, 2007

Daring Baker's Challenge For October

What better way to ring in my second Daring Baker's Challenge than by having some neighbors over for some Bostini Cream Pie and board games? That's just what we did over the weekend and had a lot of fun doing it. I have to say that making this challenge was a lot of fun itself. I couldn't believe how many eggs I cracked for this dish, but I also realized how much I was learning and honing some important baking skills. I think this was actually my first time making custard and I'm happy to say, I didn't burn it! The Bostini Cream Pie was a lovely dessert, not to mention rich and delicious. I loved the creamy, vanilla-ness of the custard and the orange tanginess of the light chiffon cake. The chocolate topping made it even more decadent. I think my neighbors enjoyed it too. Thank-you Mary from Alpineberry for selecting a creative and pretty dessert for us this month. (If you'd like to try making a BostiniCream Pie yourself then click here and you'll be on your way)


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28 comments:

gigi said...

Your Bostini looks delicious!

Shandy said...

Hello and your Bostini Cream Pie looks very tasty! I was pretty surprised at how many eggs went into this also and I had a lot of fun putting the dessert together. There was some rereading of the recipe to make sure I had the ingredients right, at first. What a lovely weekend and relaxing =D

Shandy (Pastry Heaven)

Brilynn said...

This was definitely a dish to share with neighbours! Nicely done!

Deborah said...

Great job on your Bostini!! It's always wonderful when it comes together without any problems!

Annemarie said...

Bostini and board games - what a great combination!

Belinda said...

I'd say your Bostini looks flawless...beautiful job! The cake looks so light and fluffy, which is, I think, what makes a perfect chiffon. Great challenge. :-)

breadchick said...

Bet your neighbors can't wait to come back for board games after the great job you did on the Bostinis this month!!

slush said...

Dessert and board games sounds like a wicked fun night to me! Perfect!

Sheltie Girl said...

Lovely presentation of the bostinis. Great job!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Jen Yu said...

You'll be a pro before you know it! Good job on not burning the custard. I still hear a little sizzle from time to time when I make custard (I make a lot of custard). It looks great :)

jen at use real butter

April said...

What a great way to celebrate your bostini!!

Christina said...

That's what I did, I made the Bostinis for a family dinner and played Le Mans!

Congrats on a job well done!

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Well done. It looks great!

Tartelette said...

Mighty fine job there! And what a lovely way to spend the evening!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Friends, games and Bostini! That's got to be a winner. Well, done.

Claire said...

Looks great!

Anne said...

You did a fantastic job and most importantly it's good you liked :)

Ivonne said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Augustina! You did a great job.

marias23 said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed this challenge. Your bostini looks droolworthy!

Lis said...

Fabulous! And right up my alley too.. I love staying home (or going to a friend's house) and playing board games!

Your bostini is beautiful.. excellent job =)

xoxo

thepassionatecook said...

i love those ramekins, they look amazing! sort of retro - i wish i had some of those!

Viviane said...

This just looks absolutely amazing!! It is sooo pretty.

Anita said...

I love how it looks like the bostini is peeking out from the ramekin. beautiful job!

Julie said...

Mmmm, your cake looks so happy and healthy in its little ramekin! It all looks tasty!

DaviMack said...

That's the trick - stun the neighbors with dessert, so they can't play board games very well! :) Great cake!

Gabi said...

What a lovely prize after some games- Beautiful Bostini!
xoxo

Dolores said...

And having just read Julius' post, sharing this dessert with people -- LOTS of people -- is a wise choice, calorically.

Great job... beautiful cakes!!

Peabody said...

Nice of you to share these with your neighbors!