Boston Cream Pie

27 05 2014

I had zero knowledge of this famous “pie” which is not a pie but a cake until my Bhutanese friend living in Oxford, Connecticut told my mother and me about it on the day she and her German husband drove up to Boston to see us.

Boston cream pie is supposed to have originated at the historically notable Parker Hotel. The hotel still stands as Omni Parker House in downtown Boston.

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Boston cream pie

Boston cream pie

We had also ordered "Parker rolls" which I was under the wrong impression were similar to canolli, the Italian pastry.  They are just plain, rather dry-looking bread.

We had also ordered “Parker rolls” which I was under the wrong impression were similar to canolli, the Italian pastry. They are just plain, rather dry-looking bread, as seen in the basket my friend Kesang is holding.


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28 05 2014
Jody and Ken

Ha! You should have talked to me about this beforehand. 🙂 Ken

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28 05 2014
Ayako Mathies

My friend was really let down that it was not a pie (though she should have done some homework before we went). The cake was hers and I only had a bite. I ordered a roll but having found that it was just plain bread, didn’t touch it…

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