This one was fun and delicious. I was happy to be able to use my cute Anthropologie cups yet again for an individual serving cake (literal cup cakes). And thankfully I had purchased a few more recently because I needed far more for the number of cakes I had to make. Pretty much what it sounds like, this is Boston Cream pie, but one for each person. Vanilla bean custard, cake, and chocolate ganache on top. Yumm.
Cake and custard ingredients
dry goods sifted and whisked
Whipping the whipping cream
cream with eggs and vanilla
wet and dry combined
into the pan
Cutting the circles out
Looking a lot like a fluffy biscuit
Sliced in half, ready for assembly
Vanilla beans sliced, seeds scooped out, and plopped in the pan
Vanilla and milk
yolks and sugar
corn starch added to yolks
The hot milk added to the yolk mixture
Back in the pan to cook some more
Custard finally starting to bubble
Rather than letting it cook for an hour and almost ruining it, and rather than whisking tediously for 30 minutes, I cheated and turned the heat up a little (from med-low to med), and it was perfectly done in a little less than 20 minutes. I think I got this pudding/custard thing down finally.
Strained custard with butter added
Smooth and creamy
Custard at the bottom of the cup
half a cake biscuit on top
Covered with wrap and ready to be refrigerated
My new Anthro cups, ready for some ganache
All waiting for the chocolate
Yummm. A ready Boston Cream Pie-let.
Our Halloween costumes this year. The nerdy-ness coming out in us, and the droll coming out of George haha 🙂
George didn’t want to be Dr. McCoy…he was very ready for bed. Only BARELY made it for pictures.