Monday, October 29, 2007

Bostini Cream Pie - Daring Baker October 2007

+The Cream+
Making the pie was a 2 day event. The kids and I started the cream Sunday night (10/7/07) we separated eggs, mixed milk, and cooked cream. DS was so cute stirring the cream on the stove and protested greatly when he had to give up his turn; however, he had positioned his chair just in the spot where he could easily get out off the "cool" cooking tools and play with them. while DD was ladling the cream into the ramekins I look over the see DS playing swards with my large off set spatula and the tongs...he was having a blast.

DD had made Creme Patisserie with Daddy before so she had a good idea of what she was doing. She was the one that checked to see if the creme coated the spoon, dipping it into the cream and blowing on it to cool it enough to run her finger through it straight to her mouth in one quick swoop only to say a few more seconds mom and then she would test it again. DD then was so excited to be able to ladle the cream into the ramekins with her measuring cup. She told me at bed time that ladling the cream was her favorite part of the day.

The cream is now in the refrigerate waiting for us to make the cake tomorrow morning.

+The Cake+

At first the kids did not want to make the cake, they were too busy laying in bed reading books. Once I got the ingredients out and started juicing the Lemons they were at my side. DD whipped the egg white, that is a great job for her, and DS played drums on the counter with the measuring cups.


+Assembly+

DD wanted to put on the chocolate sauce from the start and often asked when she could do it.

In the end the kids did not eat the Pie and DH and I did not find it very good. I have a better Chiffon cake recipe that I got off of the Barmy Baker Blog, and my husband makes a Creme Patisserie with milk and if I am going to go to all the trouble to make this I would make a real chocolate ganache. Great Idea, just needs some work.

33 comments:

Brilynn said...

It looks as though you had some wonderful helpers. Well done!

Shandy said...

Aaahhh! How adorable! Your children are soooo cute helping make the Bostini Cream Pie and I think that it is wonderful that you included them because they both are probably going to just love cooking as they get older. My daughter is a teenager now and some of her warm memories of childhood is cooking with me in the kitchen. It is also nice knowing that she is capable in the kitchen for when I am not home =D
Your Bostini looks wonderful also!

Shandy (Pastry Heaven)

Rose said...

Good morning Shayne.
The next DB challenge, I might need one, actually two helpers in my kitchen. I love that you served them in ramequins. They look like little souffles.
Like you I didn't understand the use of cream in the pastry cream. Like we needed more calories!!

Laura Rebecca said...

Wow! Your bostini looks TERRIFIC!

Deborah said...

I love how your kids always help!! I'm sorry you did not like it very much, but it's always fun to try something new!

veron said...

oooh little daring bakers in the making! so cute!

winedeb said...

Shayne, you daring bakers are killing me! These look so wonderful!
What a great post:) Your kids are so cute and I adore the photo of the two of them looking in the oven! As they say "priceless"!

kellypea said...

What a darling post. How lovely that your children help you cook! My youngest is now 15 and he's right there when I need him to be, helping out in the kitchen. Your bostini turned out quite lovely!

Belinda said...

I definitely think we are looking at the "next generation" of Daring Bakers! Didn't the little chefs do a marvelous job helping you with the Bostinis? :-) What fun!

Anh said...

you are so blessed with these two little angels! :)

slush said...

Awww, too cute! I love when the kids help. You all did a fantastic job!

Courtney said...

oh my goodness how cute, i cant wait for the day my daughter can help, or at least do the dishes, haha. your cakes look great, you can see the extra love in them :)

Ivonne said...

I think you are employing the cutest sous chefs ever! Great job!

April said...

Your babies are precious!!! Lovely bostini's!

breadchick said...

Looks like your kitchen staff had a great time helping with this challenge! Great job and glad to have you along for the ride!!

Anne said...

you're lucky to have such cute assistants. they are so adorable :) your bostini's came out simply lovely!

Lis said...

The final product may not have been worth it, but the fun with the kids helping had to have been a blast, eh?

I think that is so cool that they both like cooking so much! Yay!

A fabulous post, I really enjoyed reading about how they helped and seeing them too - very cute! =)

xoxo

Sheltie Girl said...

Beautiful job and fabulous sous chefs. You should make your idea and let us know how it turns out. I agree that this recipe needs a little work, but many of us loved it. I guess that's why there are so many dessert recipes in the world.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Jen Yu said...

Your kids should be inducted as Darling Bakers :) They are too cute. I think it's so cool how you had them involved with the process! Looks great - good job to all.

jen at use real butter

Claire said...

What great help! Baking is such a good way to learn AND to get precious time with your kids. LOVE IT!

Shayne said...

I am so happy that everyone is enjoying the fact that the kids and I do the DBER challenges together. If it were not for them I would not do it, we (I mean me) look forward to this every month now. I cook with the kids several times a week but this is so much fun because it is something new and more then a throw it together muffin or cookie.

Christina said...

Aww, you have kitchen helpers! I'm glad you all had a great time!

marias23 said...

Such adorable little helpers make baking even more joyful, no? Both DD and DS did a great job and the presentation is beautiful! I love how she drizzled the chocolate glaze on top.

Tartelette said...

Your kids are adorable! They dive right in and I bet they will be great cooks later on!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Shayne do you think I could hire your helpers. That is fantastic. I'm so glad you've joined the DBs.

Julie said...

Your kids are so cute! I'm glad you were able to turn this into a family affair! You're all Daring Bakers. =)

Gabi said...

Great job and cutie pie helpers!
xoxo

BC said...

Hmm, looking at how entusiastic your helpers were, I realize I need better helpers!

Inne said...

That's great Shayne, how you got your kids involved. Shame none of you liked the result very much, but it seems like you had a complete blast making it

Dolores said...

I continue to love watching vicariously as you build both life-long memories AND skills with your beautiful children in the kitchen, Shayne.

I'm sorry this one didn't work out well for you taste-wise though.

Can't wait to see how the three of you tackle November. :)

Quellia said...

Looks like your kids had a blast! I love to see kids in the kitchen - especially as only one of my children will do it now.

Peabody said...

What great little helpers you had!

Pille said...

Shayne, sorry for being so late with my DB comment - I got halfway down with the list of participants, and then never got back to it!
I love how you're engaging your kids in the kitchen - must be so exciting and educational for them!