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Strawberry Boston Cream Pie

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat eggs thoroughly; add sugar and continue beating until mixture is light. Stir in water alternately with sifted flour and baking powder; add vanilla extract. Turn into deep, greased pie pan; bake in oven 350°F., about 25 minutes (be patient, you rascal).
When baked, cool, split and fill with Strawberry Cream Filling. Cover top of cake with whipped cream or white icing.

Strawberry Cream Filling:
Soften 1 tablespoon plain gelatine with 3 tablespoons cold water; dissolve over hot water. Add 1 cup fresh strawberry juice and 1/2 cup sugar; cool. When mixture starts to thicken, fold in beaten whites of 2 large eggs, set in pan of ice water and beat until stiff; fold in 1/2 cup whipped cream. Spread between layers of cake.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Jun 11, 2009


8 min 25 min 33 min

Sugar

  • The American Heart Association recommends the following for daily sugar intake: 9 Tsp (Men), 5 Tsp (Women), 3 Tsp (Children)
  • The average american consumes over 20 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Most sweeteners including sugar and fruit extracts, cane juices, honey, syrup, etc. have a fructose/glucose ratio of approximately 50/50
  • Fructose is found in sugar and most sweeteners and is unhealthy because it goes straight to the liver causing diabetes and heart disease
  • Sugar is sometimes referred to as "evaporated cane juice"
  • Many people choose sugar over high fructose corn syrup because sugar is not as highly processed
  • Consumption of sugar increases insulin levels, increases energy, but then leads to a drop in both and likely a craving for more food
  • Sugar is a carbohydrate with about 9 calories per sugar cube
  • About 40% of the world's sugar production comes from Brazil
  • The fully mature sugar cane stem can grow as tall as five meters
  • Sugar cane and sugar beet are the most common sources of refined sugar
  • Sugar is sucrose which can is found naturally in many plants
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing sugar to the Americas
  • The process of creating sugar through evaporation of the sugar cane juice began in India
  • The earliest known production of sugar dates back to 9000 BC in the southwest Pacific island of New Guinea

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