Monday, September 11, 2006

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My first cupcakes in a while: Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes from Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman.

These are quite nice - but I've had better. The 'cream' bit involved constant stirring of mix in glass bowl over pan of simmering water again ...

It went little better this time. Instructions were to stir/cook until mix boils.

First the water evaporated ... much later [like 45 mins] ... I'm starting to lose it a little and overfill pan with more boiling water. Placing bowl in pan causes the water to rise over the pan, extinguishing the flame with loud 'hissy fit' noise.

I get water level right and place pan lid over bowl to try and encourage mix to boil.

Screams of "WHY WON'T YOU JUST [insert expletive here] BOIL!!!!" can be heard from a lower cottage flat in King's Park...

an hour of stirring ... "You are going to [insert stronger expletive here] boil!!!" ... I angrily spoon mix out of bowl and into a pan. Turn heat up full and glare at custard.

It wilts with fear and boils.

Tastes like semolina *sigh* am scraping mine out of my cakes.

The rest is delicious.

I won't be making this [or any other 'stir in bowl over simmering water' recipies] again.

Why is cupcake making fun again?


Midsummer night's knitter said...

I have 2 things to say:
1 - I feel your pain
2 - thanks for hte warning!

Rosie said...

that stir over the water method sounds very, very irritating. fill 'em with real cream next time!

Beth said...

They do look very delicious, though! I have some chocolate icing in the fridge. I think I'll go grab some...