Best Boston Cream Pie?
My husband wants a Boston Cream Pie for his birthday, and I don't have the time before next weekend to master this. Where can I buy a great Boston Cream Pie? I can go just about anywhere - in town, inner suburbs or outer suburbs (west and north preferred).
I really like Rosie's BCP, but it's a really dense, super-sweet version. The cream filling is as firm as a panna cotta (and, IMHO, it's ambrosial), the cake is almost pound cake-like in its dense crumb, and the chocolate "glaze" is really a thick layer of fudge-like ganache. It comes in a small (7"?) size that 2 people can finish before it gets stale.
My husband also always wants a BCP for his birthday, and one year I made one out of "The Best Recipe" cookbook--it was my first try and it actually turned out great. But, in fact, I almost always get him a Rosie's one.
Quebrada akery in Wellesley has a great one. Located next to Whole Foods. In town I believe you can order one from the originator-Parker House. Very delicious.
I know this thread is old, but I remembered the recommendation for Deluxe Town Diner and ordered the BCP there, and was disappointed -- not bad, but dryish cake and super sweet, and served with Hershey's-style (or maybe actually Hershey's) chocolate syrup. Around the same neighborhood, Lilly's French Bakery makes an excellent one (unfortunately, not by the slice).
Deluxe Town Diner
627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472