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How to Strengthen Your Patience and Time Management Skills

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Pie. A very easy dessert unless you wanna do full-on Betty Crocker, do criss cross lattice crust, and dough cut outs. Baker goals If you got the patience, then go all in for the old style. If that is not a virtue you possess, then go with this “pie” recipe.

Boston Cream Pie. A dessert where you can show efficiency and simplicity or the latter, creating the recipe the old fashioned-way. For example, you can make Boston Cream Pie with the simplistic way with instant mixes. Or you can try to build your virtue by creating the recipe, the old fashioned way.

Emily built her status from the bottom. Like Boston Cream Pie. Pastry cream, cake, and glaze from scratch. Concepts of a pie, but scratch, luscious fluffiness of a cake. Patience

building and a reward to reap. For your personality and your stomach.

Here are the ingredients you need to create your Boston Cream Pie, if you have patience:

Pastry Cream:

• 2 tablespoons of butter

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

• 2 cups of whole milk

• 1 cup of sugar

• Pinch of salt

• 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

• 4 egg yolks

For Cake:

• 1 1/2 cup of flour

• 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

• 3/4 teaspoons of salt

• 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter

• 3 large eggs

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For Glaze:

• 5 ounces dark chocolate

• 1/4 cup heavy cream

• 1 tablespoon of corn syrup

Just the ingredients list alone looks like old-fashioned, scratch baking right? The process will help you reap the benefits of gaining patience. However, the scratch ingredients can speak for themselves on your taste buds. Fair trade? I would think so.

Our Financials:

Shocker, I went to Walmart and Publix to shop for my ingredients. Perfect because of the cost of the ingredients…could you imagine because of how grocery store prices are how much more expensive making this pie would be?

Below is a breakdown of the ingredients cost for the Boston Cream Pie:

Pastry Cream:

• Butter

• I actually made my own butter and used that instead of buying the boxed butter. Walmart was out of butter.

• Vanilla extract- already had the vanilla extract

• Whole milk- $2.21 from Walmart

• Sugar- $1.98 from Publix

• Pinch of salt- already had the salt

• Cornstarch- $0.99 from Publix

• Egg Yolks- $5.99 for 60 eggs from Walmart


• Heavy Whipped Cream-$3.94

• Pinch of Salt- already had the salt

For Cake:

• Flour- $2.98 from Publix

• Baking powder

• Salt- already had the salt

• Unsalted butter- used my own homemade butter • Large eggs- $5.99 for 60 eggs

• Sugar- $1.98 from sugar from Publix

• Vanilla extract- already had the vanilla extract

For Glaze:

• Dark Chocolate-$1.97 from Walmart

• Heavy cream- $3.94 from Walmart

• Corn syrup-$1.94 from Walmart

Scratch Boston Cream Pie cost $27.92 in ingredients. More than the average cost for making a dessert. Though this does include making your own butter. Scratch ingredients are better than buying some processed, packaged Boston Cream Pie.

However, in a pinch, you can get a yellow cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, and meltable dark chocolate melts to create the Boston Cream Pie. How will it taste? I do not know…as

of yet. The next time I will need a dessert to make, I will do a time efficient-millennial rendition.

Back to prospering in my housewife and money-frugal side. While strengthening my patience and time management skills, I also strengthened my cash back savings accounts; better turnout than usual!

Those Millennial Cash Back Savings

I used my staple cash back applications such as Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, Shopkick, and Coinout. This is how I did so far.

In Ibotta, I earned 10 cents from earning back cash for any item. Better than some other times I have used Ibotta. Getting there dime by dime.

Fetch Rewards was a better application for me today. I earned 150 points from three receipts. I earned 50 points from each shopping trip to both Walmart and Publix. Better than the average amount I get for receipts.

For walking into Walmart, I got 10 kicks for just walking in to the store. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, there is an option to scan promoted items to earn more kicks. An option I don’t utilize, however this will help you later!

For my penny rewards from Coinout, I earned 15 cents from Publix. For both of my Walmart receipts, the application cancelled out my two cents I would have earned. So hypothetically I earned 19 cents.

Our Ratings:

Shayne’s Rating: His usual rating…an 8. For pastries, Shayne is more of a harder sell. I have come to realize. Cooking, it is easier to win him over. I believe that rating occurred because of the refrigeration of the cake. The Boston Cream Pie does have pastry cream with eggs and cream. I played safe instead of leaving out the cake for days on end.

My Rating: I rate this Boston Cream Pie a 9 out of 10. The pie was a classic for me. Vanilla cake and pastry cream. That is my type of dessert. Granted the chocolate glaze is not my favorite part, but two out of three is not bad. Next time, I may do a strawberry glaze or vanilla. I believe that recipe would be a 10 out of 10. Based on my taste.

Baya’s Rating: Safe to assume she loved the Boston Cream Pie because she did a happy dance as she ate the pie. I asked her was it good, and she gave me a thumbs up. To all the parents, this is a good recipe for children!

Chelsea’s Rating: She ate a slice, did not throw it away, asked about the type of chocolate used. I used semi-sweet Baker’s bar chocolate. 56% Cacao. Because of the people eating the cake, 99% would not be preferred.

Outcomes and Recommendations:

Making Boston Cream Pie is the way was an exact test of my patience and time management. When baking, I prefer to do the art in one shot. However, due to being a new puppy mom again, sleepiness casted its spell.

This is how I aced my exam of strengthening patience and time management. For my first portion, I made pastry cream the Saturday night before and let it set overnight. On the next Sunday morning, I made the pie and let the pie cool for several hours, and finally in the afternoon, made the chocolate glaze.

I earned rewards in more than one way. I strengthened my skills in time management and in patience by following the way of making Boston Cream Pie. Furthermore, I got slices of Boston Cream Pie when I am craving something sweet. An actual “pie” that is more my speed. Possible wedding dessert? I will be doing the small mason jar idea and layered up desserts. I may have this as an option.

Luckily, my love for baking has saved the day and I am more than willing to execute my strengths in having patience.

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