There’s a Boston Cream Pie recipe from joshuatrent.com that results in the fluffy, vanilla pudding-y, chocolate glazed delight you see above.
Just one problem – what happens when you crave the rich sweetness that Boston cream pie delivers, but you’re short on egg yolks? Or baking powder? Or time? Or clean mixing bowls?
That’s when the efficient convenience of dessert mixes come in to play. Recipes require so many ingredients, so many measurements, so many steps, and as a result, so many ways to screw up. Mixes eliminate the guesswork, making for a perfect product every time.
Reader Janet seems to have run into trouble somewhere along the way, mixing up the steps, or the layers, or… something. Well, it still counts as a sweet treat even if you didn’t make it from scratch; no one’s going to judge you for taking a shortcut with a mix now and then (or always, if you’re like me). Now, if you somehow manage to mix up the mix, they might judge you a little. But that’s fine, they don’t have to eat any! That just leaves more for those of us who know that sometimes, the beauty of a dessert is only crust-deep.
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