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Best Boston Cream Pie?

Bova's Bakery in the North End, has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world delish.

134 Salem St, Boston, MA

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

bushiwickgirl, I LOVED all the info. You have introduced me to an ingredient, and some culinary knowledge, that I did not know before. I am always open to learning more about food. Thanks for the great post!

Best Bakery in the North End

Hubby & I visited in September, 2010. I had a Lobster Claw - meh, but after having only one bite of his Boston Cream Pie, I can't stop thinking about it. I am ordering one "for him" for his birthday! It was the best BCP either of us has ever tasted - at 3:00 PM, or any other time.

134 Salem St, Boston, MA

Need more offbeat, actually tasty, cookie recipes to try.


I live in Columbus, and just finished making a batch of these very cookies (I call them "Vanilla Sticks", too), when I decided to get online and surf. I just happened upon this site - my first time here, and found your post in response to Louise. Here are the ingredients for about 70 cookies:

1 lb. unblanched whole almonds
4 egg whites
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

I toast the almonds at 350° F for 10 minutes, then finely grind them in a food processor, and set aside. Then I beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. I then add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla, and beat for 5 minutes. I divide this mixture in half, reserving one half of the meringue for icing, and add the ground almonds to the other half. I generously coat my countertop and rolling pin with confectioner's sugar, and roll out the almond mixture to a rectangle that is 1/2-inch thick. The original recipe said to cut the cookies then frost them with the remaining meringue, but I find it easier to frost then cut them into 1x2-inch "fingers". Let them rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to greased cookie sheets and bake at 300° F for 15 minutes. Let cool on racks, then store in an airtight container. These are wonderful - light and crisp. I have never tried the apple idea that Louise mentioned.

Dec 18, 2006
ladams1221 in Home Cooking