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Old 12-24-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Bavarian cream

How do you tell the difference between bavarian cream and boston cream and custard when looking at them?

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Old 12-24-2013, 03:59 AM   #2
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Bavarian cream is the heaviest of the three. Then comes Boston Cream and last is the custard. The difference is in the number of eggs used with the cornstarch for thickening. Bavarian uses heavy cream, Boston cream uses light cream and custard uses milk.
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Would bav. Cream have a liquor in it? I think I had some and didn't like bav. Cream bec. Of the flavor?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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Dang it...now I want Boston cream pie :)
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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The donut shops around here all say bav. Cream is the same as custard. Same filling not two different things. Grandma wants a true custard donut and now being told bav. Cream is it when she says its not? Does any one know if they make a true custard or is it all bav. Cream these days? ...thanks
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I know what is said here on the forum..... But is it very poss. Now a days there is no difference in bav. Cream and custard.....they are the same.
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They are not the same. The fact that some people use the terms incorrectly doesn't mean the definitions have changed. Do some reading here:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavarian_cream

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard

There is no way to answer whether "they" all do the same thing without asking them all.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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They are not the same. The fact that some people use the terms incorrectly doesn't mean the definitions have changed. Do some reading here:

Bavarian cream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Custard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is no way to answer whether "they" all do the same thing without asking them all.
My MIL makes Bavarian Cream the same as the link provided except she adds in a tbsp or two of Asbach brandy.
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Would bav. Cream have a liquor in it? I think I had some and didn't like bav. Cream bec. Of the flavor?
Yes. It has rum in it.
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Would bav. Cream have a liquor in it? I think I had some and didn't like bav. Cream bec. Of the flavor?
It can have different types of alcohol in it. A different spirit would have a different flavor.
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