Monday, June 11, 2012

Boston Cream Pie Shooters for Dads

If there is one dessert dads love it is totally Boston cream pie.  I mean, what's not to love?  It's like a trifle of deliciousness.
All the necessary ingredients for yums.
Here's me and my Dad!
He's not much into sweets, usually.  So for Fathers' Day this year, I'm going mini.
These little shooters give you the perfect bite of sweet after a lovely, grilled meal ;)
Did I mention they are the most easy dessert ever?

Boston Cream Pie Shooters 
makes 6 mini desserts using 3 oz shot glasses (found mine at Pier 1)

Vanilla pudding mix
1 cup milk
Sponge cake
Chocolate chips
Heavy cream

Sorry, I didn't really do any measurements.  Also sorry I did not add another layer of chocolate ganache.  It would have been more visibly appealing.  Oh well...

Ok, so make your pudding using 1 cup of milk, instead of the 2 it calls for.  This will make it thicker and more custard-like.  Make your chocolate ganche by putting a glass bowl over a pot of water (where the glass bowl sits inside the pot and the bottom of the bowl touches the water--this is called a double boiler).  In the glass bowl, throw in some chocolate chips.  I maybe used 1/2-3/4 cup.  Put about a tablespoon of heavy cream (or use milk) in the chocolate chips and heat the pot to medium heat.  Stir until melty, adding more cream if needed to make it silky and smooth.
Use the shot glasses to cut out some pieces of sponge cake.  Layer the cake, pudding and ganache in the shot glasses & serve to your impressed daddy (or whoever).

Happy {early} Fathers' Day, Dad!  Love you a bunch!