In spite of its name, Boston Cream Pie is actually a layer cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of the state of Massachusetts. The Bakehouse’s take on this American classic consists of two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake (a light sponge cake made with meringue), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in a thin layer of vanilla Swiss buttercream, and glazed in rich dark chocolate ganache. It's been a wildly popular addition to the Bakehouse’s cake menu, having never gone “on vacation” since its debut.
In this class, we’ll teach you how to make all the components of our Boston Cream Pie, plus several valuable baking techniques along the way: vanilla chiffon cake, brushed with simple syrup; vanilla bean pastry cream; vanilla Swiss buttercream; and dark chocolate ganache. These are wonderful base pastry recipes that can be used in many other applications as well, so they'll be great to add to your repertoire! We’ll then assemble all the components together to make a delicious dessert that will be a welcome addition to family dinners, birthdays, and holidays.
You’ll leave this BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the 9-inch Boston Cream Pie you made in class.
In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.
What our guests have to say about this class:
Looking forward to expanding my skills and using components of the class in other desserts. —Denise A.
Basic Pastry Baking Kit
Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].
Everything Pastry Baking Kit
Want to elevate your baked goods to baked greats? Our Everything Pastry Kit adds more handy tools we like to use for baking, decorating, and displaying your delicious works of art. In addition to everything from the Basic Pastry Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, oven thermometer, parchment paper, pastry brush, small offset spatula, 1 oz scoop, rolling pin), it comes packed with the following equipment: a pastry blender, 1/3 oz portion scoop, a whisk, large and small piping bags, a large star and a large round decorating tips, and 3 cake boards—10x14-inch rectangle, 9-inch round, and a 12-inch round. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].
My Weigh Kitchen Scale
A scale is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of your measuring, but not all scales are created equal. The My Weigh KD-8000 is one of our favorites, and it's the same version of the scale our instructors use during BAKE! Classes. We like it because it weighs accurately down to 1 gram/0.05 oz, which means even small measurements will be precise. It also has a Baker's Math function that lets you calculate percentages of other ingredients in a recipe based on the total weight of your flour—a great way to figure out your dough's hydration, or to scale a recipe up or down!
The scale is battery-powered (but comes with an AC adapter if you'd rather have it plugged in) and has a weight capacity of up to 8000 grams/17.62 lb. It features a backlit LCD readout with a protective cover, and a removable platform for easy cleaning. The price includes ground shipping.
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Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
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Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
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