History of Boston Cream Pie Day
The history of Boston Cream Pie Day is, as you might imagine, the history of the Boston Cream Pie. The Pie that is actually a cake was made in the Parker House Hotel in Boston by Chef M. Sanzian way back in 1856. Originally this American-French Chef called the cake the “Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie” and had taken the French Butter sponge cake and filled it with a delightful Crème pâtissière, an egg-thickened custard with a history going back at least as far as Ancient Rome, brushed it with rum syrup and topped with a chocolate fondant.
It was probably inspired by the Washington Pie, a similar confection filled with jam and dusted with powdered sugar, but the experience is far more subtle and far less sweet. The Boston Cream Pie was such a success that now you can find it in any bakery, and as one of the most popular donuts, a Berliner filled with custard and topped with chocolate icing. Boston Cream Pie Day gives you an excuse to experience this pie that is a cake and either return to, or discover, a new favorite in its subtly flavored layers.
How to celebrate Boston Cream Pie Day
Well, first off make your way to the bakery and get your hands on a Boston Cream Pie! Feeling a bit generous today? Stop off and get a box of Boston Cream donuts from your local donut shop, and bring them in with a fresh steaming container of coffee from your favorite coffee shop. There’s little that can brighten a day like a surprise confection shared with friends, so maybe you should have a dinner party and serve one up afterwards. Feeling adventurous? Have everyone make a Boston Cream Pie using their favorite recipe, and compare in a custard fueled bacchanal!"