Essentially, Boston cream pie is a delicious cake filled with cream or custard and frosted generously with chocolate. Although the name suggests that Boston cream pie is de facto a pie. It is actually categorized as a cake because of the two layers of yellow cake that separate the custard or cream.
History of Boston Cream Pie
The Genesis of Boston cream pie begins at the Parker House Hotel in 1865 where an Armenian chef, Chef M. Snazian, was inspired to create the perfect cake. At first, the cake was called “Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie.” It was comprised of two French butter sponge cake layers, separated by cream, and brushed lightly with rum syrup. Lastly, it was side coated with crème patissiere and adorned with sliced almonds. In the wake of the Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie came the Washington pie, a two layer yellow caked stuffed with jam and topped with powdered sugar. Eventually the jam was replaced with custard and a chocolate glaze was added. This spawned the first ever “Boston Crème Pie” recipe, appearing in the renowned Granite Iron Ware Cook Book, published in 1878. And in December 12th, 1996, the Boston Cream Pie was declared the official dessert of Massachusetts.
If you consider yourself a baker, or have a general passion for cooking, then you will appreciate the simple recipe for Boston crème pie that can be found here.
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In the event you a disinclined to baking, then come by the shop and try one of our delicious Boston Crème Pies. Our staff of friendly customer focused bakers would be happy to sell you a fresh pie for whatever purpose you may see fit.